David Hooper

David is an accomplished Banking and Payments executive with in-depth knowledge acquired within the Canadian and Global banking landscape.  He is a subject matter expert on open banking / open finance, real-time payments, and innovative overlay services – bringing expert insight and thought leadership covering the full spectrum from retail and wholesale payments to clearing and settlement.  David has worked with FIs across North America to support the development of open banking and payments strategies; helping clients take their existing strategies and create pragmatic, executable roadmaps to modernize and digitally transform their business.

Prior to joining CGI, David was the strategy & innovation executive at Everlink Payment Services, working with credit unions and tier II banks to launch new payment products and services. David has held senior positions at Visa Canada and at Moneris Solutions, working extensively with payments, payment networks and gateways.  He started his career at Bank of Montreal amid the run-up to launching the first virtual bank in Canada.