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John R. Beran Managing Director of The Beran Group

John R. Beran
- Managing Director

JOHN R. BERAN – Managing Director

John Beran is the retired Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Comerica Incorporated, where he was also a member of Comerica's Management Policy Committee as well as the Comerica Bank Board of Directors. (Retired February, 2011)

Beran was responsible for the operations and technology of Comerica's Service Company on a national basis including:

  • Administrative Services including Disaster Recovery, Merger & Acquisition Implementation, Corporate Records Management, Project Management, Technical Training, and Operations Production Support
  • Commercial Lending Services
  • Corporate Real Estate and Security
  • Information Services including Internet Strategy, Information Technology Architecture/Infrastructure, Business Systems Operations Support and Development, Emerging Technology Research, and Corporate Information Security
  • Payment Services including ACH/Wire/Image Services, Operations for Cash, Check, Card, Deposit and Lockbox Services, and Enterprise Payment Strategies

He has over 37 years of experience in the field of information systems management, marketing and electronic banking. He joined Comerica in April, 1995, after serving as President and Chief Executive Office of Money Access Service. He previously served jointly as Senior Vice President of Society Corporation's Electronic Payment Services Group and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Green Machine Network Corporation. John also served as Executive Vice President of BancSystems Association prior to its sale to EDS in 1989.

Among his professional affiliations, Beran is a member of the University of Dayton School of Engineering Advisory Council, the BAI Board of Directors and Real Estate One Board of Directors. He previously served as a member of The Clearing House Payments Company Board of Directors, the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat Executive Committee, Unisys Financial Services Board of Advisors, the Financial Services Roundtable, MasterCard's Maestro Board of Directors, a Director of VISA's Plus System ATM network, the WTVS Channel 56 (PBS) Board of Directors, the Birmingham Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the Michigan Virtual University Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a Master's Degree in Management Science from the University of Dayton.

In addition to his degrees, Beran has been recognized with the following awards:

  • Peter J. Kight Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
  • - The Peter J. Kight Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual for his or her outstanding career achievements and commitment to excellence in technology innovation in financial services. The award is named in honor of Pete Kight, the founder of CheckFree who retired as Vice Chairman of Fiserv.

  • Bank Systems and Technology Elite 8 Award (2009)
  • - The Bank Systems and Technology Elite 8 Award recognizes banking's most innovative and effective technology executives for their efforts to innovate, help drive growth and make IT a true strategic partner of the business. Click here to watch John Beran, and other honorees, discuss their thoughts on the industry at the 2009 Bank Systems and Technology Elite 8 Awards.

  • Leadership Recognition presented by the Nilson Report (2005)
  • Finalist – Achievement in Managing IT from American Management Systems and Carnegie Mellon (1998)
  • - Recognizes executives who conceived and executed the most successful large-scale, mission critical projects using information technology.

John R. Beran Managing Director of The Beran Group

John R. Beran - Managing Director

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The Beran Group provides advisory services to companies in the area of technology strategy, operations improvement/efficiency and financial practices.

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