Mark Chronister Chief Growth Officer
Mark serves as CGO for Kobie. In this role, Mark leads the efforts of the business development and client management teams, and will contribute to Kobie’s continued growth by working closely with his team and Kobie’s clients to devise mutually beneficial strategies that will allow them to maximize their customer loyalty. Mark’s experience in driving innovation, developing and building new businesses, leadership and collaborating with clients ideally suit him for this role.
Mark brings an unusual depth and breadth of professional experience combined with strong leadership skills. Mark has developed and managed complex corporate relationships domestically and internationally for nearly three decades, primarily in the banking, insurance and consulting industries.
Mark spent nearly 20 years with MBNA America, serving in several key roles, including overseeing MBNA’s co-brand business, which included brands such as L.L. Bean, Sprint and Purina. He also developed new partnerships with organizations including Lucasfilm, Lufthansa and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Additionally, Mark was CEO Mexico for MBNA, developing and overseeing a consumer-lending joint venture with a Mexican bank. Finally, Mark launched a life and health insurance business for the company.
Subsequent to MBNA, Mark was President of Cordjia Business Advisory Services, providing management consulting to organizations including Sony Entertainment and Nationwide Insurance.
Most recently, Mark was SVP of Product and Marketing for First National Bank of Omaha, which is the largest privately held bank in the country. In this role, Mark and his team developed the company’s digital strategy and launched several new businesses, including a highly successful national consumer lending business geared towards consolidation of debt for super prime consumers. Mark also chaired the pricing committee and served on the management, compliance, risk management, and CRA committees.
Mark has been heavily quoted on topics ranging from retail banking to consumer lending in a variety of banking publications and the Wall Street Journal.