Bryan Wilken has been managing and utilizing technology for more than 30 years. He has worked for Bank Midwest and the financial services industry for more than 20 years and has held many positions throughout his career, including IT manager, CIO, physical security officer and information security officer. His current role involves oversight of all operations for the multiple business lines and overall direction of information and technology.
Throughout his career at Bank Midwest, Bryan has led multiple strategic initiatives. One of the largest was a core banking conversion in 2017 that included nearly 30 technology solutions. He has directed the IT infrastructure to a full virtual environment and balances cloud and on-premise solutions. and led the bank through a number of incident response events. One of the largest was a Core Banking Conversion in 2017 that included nearly 30 technology solutions. He has directed the IT infrastructure to a fully virtual environment and balances cloud and on-premise solutions. He is constantly working to improve the Information Security Program at Bank Midwest.
Bryan is a 2016 graduate of GSBC and is a certified Community Bank Security officer and Active Defense professional. At the bank he is a member on the executive leadership group and technology steering committee. Mr. Wilken also serves on the Finastra Fusion Phoenix Community Advisory Board.
He enjoys looking to the future, solving problems and striving for operational excellence. When not at work, Bryan enjoys many hobbies in the outdoors especially those on the water.