Vesko Pehlivanov

Senior Managing Director,  Solution Architecture & Strategy for Security & Technology Services, Sterling National Bank, USA

Vesko Pehlivanov leads Solution Architecture & Strategy for Security & Technology Services at Sterling National Bank. Sterling National Bank specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions to business owners, their families and consumers within the communities it serves through teams of dedicated and experienced relationship managers. In this role, Vesko is responsible for providing technical solutions designed to provide best-in-class colleague experience and help the business provide better client experience through secure, efficient, resilient, agile, and innovative services.

Prior to that, Vesko worked at Credit Suisse for 10 years in various leadership roles in Infrastructure Architecture and Cyber Security across a global footprint of production, non-production and test environments. In his time at CS he introduced emerging technologies and innovative products in software defined networking, network virtualization, data center and cloud networking and security, threat management and incident response, security automation and orchestration, and others. In addition to working closely with Credit Suisse’s engineering and operations teams, Vesko also served as technical advisor to the Technology Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Prime Investments business units.

Vesko has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University with concentration in Network Systems and Network Security. He is currently based in New York City.