Anil Cheriyan started Phase IV Ventures - a consulting & advisory firm - leveraging his experience as a Board member, CIO and several years in consulting. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SunTrust Banks, where he led the digital and data platform transformation of the bank, driving architectural decisions such as APIs, robotics, data lake, Zelle, core banking, and cloud, that improved client experience and drove the bank’s efficiency in todays evolving digital, financial ecosystem.

Prior to SunTrust, Mr. Cheriyan was a Vice President / senior partner at IBM Global Business Services, where he served financial services clients and most recently led the Insurance Industry Practice. Before IBM, he was a partner with PwC Management Consulting and served in leadership roles including leading global, industry and technology practices.