Primis Bank Announces Director of Digital Platforms
Sonny Werghis joins the Primis with a wealth of experience to help drive digital transformation.
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2023 — Primis Bank is excited to share that Sonny Werghis was hired as Senior Vice President, Director of Digital Platforms. In this role, he will help the bank reinforce their capabilities to drive the digital transformation of the bank and enhance integration efforts further than ever before.
Prior to Primis, Werghis had made a substantial mark in the technology sector across multiple industries, but specifically has a proven track record of success leading multiple initiatives for various financial services companies throughout his career. His background includes positions such as Director of Software Engineering at US Bank and a Senior Product Manager and Solutions Architect for the IBM Watson group.
“The experience that Sonny brings to our team is priceless,” Primis Chief Information Officer Cody Sheflett said. “He’s an admirable, hands-on leader that has delivered monumental results in the past, and that will be a driving force as we look to continuously innovate and upgrade our digital systems. I speak for everyone when saying we are all eagerly anticipating the many positive contributions Sonny will bring to Primis.”
When Primis created the role of digital platforms director, leadership knew they needed someone special to fill it; someone with a proven track record and expertise to help guide the bank into the future of digital platforms. Werghis fit the description perfectly. He has a unique combination of deep technical skills and the innate ability to quickly grasp project motivations and drivers, allowing him to help lead teams to deliver significant results — and he’s proven that. In his previous role at US Bank, he was tasked with leading a multi-year effort to modernize their legacy platforms, and as a Principal Architecture Consultant at Endava, he led multiple digital platform, core banking and payments modernization projects.
“Throughout my career, it’s always excited me to help drive change,” Werghis said. “The work that the Primis team has done over the last few years to modernize their systems and deliver meaningful services to their customers is something that I am looking forward to adding to. I cannot wait to work with our team to deliver a new wave of digital capabilities to our customers.”
Managing more than $3.85 billion in assets, Primis is the first bank to get it right. Primis brings the backing of an FDIC institution with the brains of a tech company — offering both security and ease; a solid foundation that’s future proof; and sophisticated offerings that are super simple to navigate. Primis breaks through all the fine print, wait times, and red tape — bringing to market services that actually serve and solutions that solve real life problems. Some say Primis is doing things different, we say we’re doing things right.
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