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Visionary Banking CIO CTO Leadership

Strategic Technology Vision & Execution

Mark Blazek Teremark CEO

Mark Blazek


Mark has 25 years of experience leading technology organizations for highly successful banks and credit unions.  He has a passion for developing high-performing teams that enable winning banking strategies.  Teremark CIO offers the culmination of these experiences to provide proven, effective technology leadership on-demand to banks and credit unions.

Mark has been honored to serve in technology strategy and execution leadership roles at recognized firms such as Texaco, IBM, Compaq/Hewlett Packard, USAA Bank, and Ascend Federal Credit Union.  His career includes large technology consulting practice management and the leadership of internal IT organizations as CIO, CTO, and CISO.

Mark holds a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston, and a M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a patent author, conference speaker, and board member. 

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About Teremark CIO

There are many consulting firms who claim to be CIO advisors or CIO consultants for the financial industry.  However, many of them have never actually held the role of a C-suite technology leader, nor have they ever led a technology organization at a bank or credit union.  This fact creates unnecessary risks for your organization.  We believe that every client needs and deserves experienced, proven C-suite technology leadership, regardless of their budget or situation.  This is the foundation of Teremark CIO.


Teremark was formed by experienced CIO, CTO, and CISO professionals with a mission to deliver comprehensive technology leadership expertise to smaller and medium-sized banks and credit unions.  Most organizations of this size need seasoned leadership to derive value from their technology investments, however they simply cannot afford to hire a permanent C-suite technology leader with this level of experience.  If they can afford it, they may not know where to start.  We excel at helping our clients sort through the challenges of technology portfolios and technology leadership.


We provide flexible engagement options with highly-skilled C-suite technology leaders in the following roles:

Bank Credit Union CIO Advisory

Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Strategic Planning, Financial Accountability, Program Delivery Execution, Operational Performance & Metrics, Results Management

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Strategic Technology Direction, Technology Architecture, Multi-year Roadmaps, Technology Innovation

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Cybersecurity Architecture, Security Operations, Security Policies, Vulnerability Testing, CEO/Board Reporting, FFIEC OCC/NCUA Compliance

At Teremark, we believe that no two banks or credit unions are identical.  Mission, operations, culture, and many other elements are unique to each individual organization.  We approach each client engagement from this perspective.  Regardless of your situation or technology leadership need, we will find ways to add value to your business operations.  We thrive on helping smaller and medium-sized banks and credit unions compete with larger competitors. 

We know that it is expensive and challenging to acquire effective, permanent CIO, CTO, and CISO leaders. Teremark exists to give you more options, to reduce your technology risk, and to help you harness the greatest value possible from your technology investments.  We do this on your terms to meet the specific needs of your bank or credit union. 

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