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Mary Cecola links technology with finance to improve customer

Mary Cecola links technology with finance to improve customer and

employee experience at Federal Home Lone Bank of Des Moines

By Tina Vasquez

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Check out this terrific profile of Mary Cecola, former chief business technology officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines. 1Rivet worked with her in 2015 when the FHLB Des Moines decided to merge with the FHLB Seattle. They brought 1Rivet in because of our deep IT M&A knowledge and expertise with M&A-specific processes. 1Rivet tools, like TaskiePro and 1DataServices, worked hard behind the scenes during the entire merger. Over 10 trial runs, TaskiePro tracked roughly 700 tasks impacting 200 plus people across two time zones. 1DataServices ensured $30 billion in assets moved from the legacy system to the target system, tracking over 500 key elements to the penny to ensure nothing was lost during the migration. It all happened in less than seven months, setting a speed record for both the banks and 1Rivet.

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1Rivet is a top-ranked, award-winning IT consulting firm known for its unique, cost-effective IT tools and tactics that resolve global public- and private-sector business challenges. 1Rivet provides thought leadership, innovation and tactical delivery in IT M&A, Cloud and Application custom strategy development and deployment, advanced analytics, AI and data visualization.

Working from offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Toronto and Valsad, India, the company’s three core divisions offer:

Strategic Consulting

IT mergers, acquisitions and integrations; cloud-based innovations including machine learning, AI and IOT; application design and implementation; data visualization and analytics; delivery management and customer experience.

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Supporting our customer base ecosystem with strategic hires, contract-to-hires and scalable workforce solutions.

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Development and testing, project management, customer service, IT help desk, mail room, shipping and receiving, executive administrative support, reception, concierge, hospitality supply services, facilities, managed ED print services, imaging and records management, audio visual and conference room management.


To ensure its clients have access to the latest technology innovations and methodologies, 1Rivet creates cost-effective, inventive, pre-built frameworks and accelerators in its Valsad, India-based 1Lab.

1Lab’s research and development activities include proof of concepts for new technologies and crafting frameworks to ensure faster project deliveries, improve code quality and implement standardization, as well as research to introduce new tools and processes into 1Rivet’s DevOps toolchain.

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