Craig Focardi

Banking industry Advisor, FinTech Research & Advisory
Craig Focardi
Craig is a business strategy and technology investment advisor to the retail banking and mortgage banking industries. Following a career with mortgage banking and technology firms, Craig spent 17 years writing research and advising clients at TowerGroup and its successor companies. He recently served as Principal Executive Advisor for CEB Gartner Retail Banking, specializing in core banking, mortgage, and consumer lending systems; scoring, pricing, AI and decisioning analytics; and enterprise content management systems. Financial institutions, technology firms and venture capital firms use his research and advice to make decisions on market entry strategy, and new technology development, investment, selection and implementation.

Prior to his industry analyst career, Craig held a series of finance, marketing and product management positions with mortgage lenders, guarantors and technology providers, including PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., Well Fargo Home Equity, CoreLogic and Tuttle Decision Systems. At PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., he participated on teams leading the company’s IPO, strategic investment, and joint venture initiatives. As VP Marketing at CoreLogic, he led product development initiatives and supported the doubling of revenues in two years. As VP Marketing at Tuttle Decision Systems, he led the company rebranding and internal development of its offering memorandum leading to the company’s purchase by Microsoft.

Craig has held the Mortgage Bankers Association CMB designation since 2004. He has bylined articles in Mortgage Banking, American Banker, Lending Strategy (UK) and other publications, and speaks at industry conferences on a wide variety of FinTech topics.