Ron Shevlin is the Chief Research Officer at Cornerstone Advisors, where he publishes commissioned research reports on fintech trends and advises both established and startup financial technology companies. Author of the Fintech Snark Tank on Forbes, Ron is ranked among the top fintech influencers globally, and is a frequent keynote speaker at banking and fintech industry events.
Ron Shevlin has been a management consultant for more than 25 years, working with leading financial services, consumer products, retail and manufacturing firms all over the world. As director of research at Cornerstone Advisors, Ron calls on his analytical acumen to author a variety of corporate and commissioned research reports.
Considered one of the banking industry’s most notable experts, Ron’s opinions are regularly sought for inclusion in major banking publications. He writes weekly for Forbes and has published hundreds of articles for his Snarketing blog. A seasoned professional speaker, Ron’s insights and quirky sense of humor are in high demand for trade events and podcasts.
Ron is the author of Smarter Bank: Why Money Management is More Important than Money Movement. He was ranked #2 on Bank Innovation’s list of 30 Innovators to Watch. His Snarketing 2.0 blog was named to Radius’ 25 Best Marketing Blogs.
Ron Shevlin is an analyst, consultant, and author on banking and fintech. As Managing Director of Research at Cornerstone Advisors, he leads the firm’s research efforts looking at how technology is changing consumers’ financial behaviors and relationships, and the impact of fintech on the banking industry. As a thought leader in the industry, Ron’s recent research has covered topics including consumers’ shadow financial lives, embedded finance, customer reacquisition, and the challenger bank insurgency.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Advisors, Ron was a senior analyst at Aite Group, where he specialized in retail banking issues, and before that Director of Financial Services at Forrester Research, where he headed up Forrester’s research efforts on customer loyalty, profitability and consumer channel use in the financial services industry.
Ron is also a Senior Contributor at Forbes where he publishes the Fintech Snark Tank blog. He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, Smarter Bank: Why Money Management is More Important than Money Movement. Ranked #2 on Bank Innovation’s list of 30 Innovators to Watch, Ron is consistently ranked among the top fintech influencers globally, and is a frequent keynote speaker at banking and fintech industry events.
Ron received a master’s degree in finance and statistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in economics from SUNY Binghamton.