Huntington Bancshares names ex-Visa exec as new CFO

Huntington Bancshares Huntington Bancshares Inc has appointed Zachary J. Wasserman as new senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 4, 2019.

In the new role, Wasserman will be looking after finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, treasury, tax, and accounting.

Wasserman will report to Stephen D. Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington, according to a statement. He succeeds Howell D. (Mac) McCullough, who served for more than five years as Huntington’s CFO. McCullough’s retirement is effective on December 31, 2019.

Wasserman joins Huntington from Visa Inc, where he served as CFO for the company’s North American business. Previously, he served in a variety of roles at American Express, where he spent four years as CFO of the company’s U.S. consumer business. He also served as CFO for other American Express businesses, including global merchant services, global network services, and the global commercial card business. His previous financial leadership roles included the American Express consumer and small business unit in Asia, investment optimization and corporate planning.

“Huntington’s commitment to serving the long-term needs of its shareholders, customers, colleagues, and communities sets it apart as an organization, and I’m looking forward to becoming part of the executive leadership team,” Wasserman commented.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $108 billion of assets and 868 branches. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates offer consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. The bank also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services.

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