Gene Kirby


Managing Partner

CE Solutions Group, LLC



Gene Kirby is a Managing Partner of CE Solutions Group, LLC.   His firm focuses exclusively on the financial services industry and provides various consulting services to banks, credit unions and fintech vendors.   Mr. Kirby serves on the Board of Directors at BankSouth, a community bank headquartered in Greensboro GA and he also serves on the Advisory Board of eCredable, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  


Mr. Kirby has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry having served in multiple roles across retail banking, commercial banking, marketing and executive management.  Prior to forming his consulting firm Mr. Kirby was President of NewAlliance Bank in New Haven, CT where he was responsible for all lines of business within the company.   Prior to joining NewAlliance, he was with SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, GA where he was Corporate Executive Vice President responsible for the retail line of business, the commercial line of business, consumer product management, call center operations and corporate marketing.  


Mr. Kirby is a former Chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association, active across the financial services industry and involved with multiple charitable and community organizations.  He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and received his MBA from Duke University.