Blaise Heltai, former e-czar at Fleet, joins Apex Technology Group
Apex Technology Group of Cranston, RI has acquired genus2 Technology of Boston and New York, naming its principal, Blaise Heltai, Chairman of its Board and Chief Innovation Officer. Heltai brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company, with 15 years of experience advising companies, non-profits and government entities. Heltai had previously served as e-czar at Fleet Bank, director of strategy and marketing at AT&T Consumer Products, head of consumer testing at Lucent’s Bell Labs and EVP for customer information and analytics at Bank of America.
“We are thrilled to welcome Blaise to the Apex team,” said Christopher Dale, President and CEO of Apex Technology Group. “He is a nationally recognized expert in the applications of technology, in e-commerce, and in “Big Data” analytics. He is also a seasoned executive. We have known and admired Blaise for many years and are confident that his advanced skill-set will be an enormous asset to our company and, more importantly, to our clients.”
Heltai is also pleased join such an innovative and dedicated group of IT professionals: “Working with many companies, from start-ups to Fortune 50, on their Digital, Cloud and ‘Big Data’ initiatives I saw that the missing piece was often on the ground: How to engineer, deploy, support and secure companies’ technologies so that they can leverage new ways of doing business cost-effectively while maximizing value. I was one of Apex’s first clients when I ran e-commerce at Fleet. The level of engineering and operational expertise and the passion of Apex’s people was and is unparalleled and I am delighted to join forces in order to bring new services and provide even more value to our customers.”
Blaise has served on the board of directors of MECA Software, Integrion Inc and numerous non-profits. He has been on the advisory boards of S1 Corporation, PostX, and FTVentures and served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX). Additionally, he has served on several National Academy of Science Committees particularly focused on e-government and IT transformation. He also sat on the Future Systems Advisory Panel for the Social Security Administration where he chaired the subcommittee on Health-IT. Blaise received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stony Brook University (SUNY).