TORONTO and FORT LAUDERDALE – TD Bank Group (TD.TO) today announced the launch of a new technology delivery hub in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support an emerging centre of tech innovation in South Florida. The move will help TD to tap into the growing community of tech and innovation talent for delivering new digital products and services to its customers.
“Our new technology hub will focus on tapping into South Florida’s fast-growing technology talent pool to help enhance our innovation and customer delivery capabilities. Together with technology teams across our footprint, we are committed to help drive agility, innovation and speed at scale to serve our customers and address their rapidly changing expectations,” said Greg Keeley, Senior Executive Vice President, Platforms and Technology, TD Bank Group.
The Bank plans to add 200 new roles in the region over the next two years to support its accelerated technology strategy and help power a new era of financial services for its customers. These new positions are part of the recent announcement from TD to hire over 2,000 technology roles with skills in DevOps, cloud, machine learning, and automation, along with those trained and experienced in agile methodology, UX design, and mobile. The anticipated influx of talent will continue to help drive investments TD has made in new technologies and new digital experiences for customers, as well as help empower colleagues through innovation.
A multi-year relationship with the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center) will help TD to build its presence in the South Florida tech community. A growing nexus for tech talent and innovation, including students, academia, early-stage innovators, venture capitalists, and economic development experts, the Levan Center acts as a central catalyst to help innovators thrive.
“Our relationship with the Levan Center provides a fantastic opportunity for TD to support future generations of technology professionals, while also helping to attract and develop local talent,” said Licenia Rojas, Senior Vice President, Chief Engineer and Chief Architect, TD Bank Group, and member of the Board of Governors at the Levan Center. “We will look to build our presence in the region with a team of diverse tech talents focused on TD Bank Group’s commitment to customer-centric innovation.”
“We are excited to work with TD to fuel technology growth in South Florida,” said John Wensveen, Chief Innovation Officer, NSU and Executive Director, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation. “The work we do at the Levan Center is focused on building the future of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship and our alliance with TD will further strengthen our leadership position in breakthrough ideation while growing a community of talented tech professionals in the region.”
These positions further increase TD’s commitment to Florida following the Bank’s announcement to bring approximately 250 new positions in operations and stores to the Jacksonville area in 2021.
“Increasing our job creation commitment in Florida is the next step in TD Bank’s investment,” said Nick Miceli, Regional President of Metro Florida, TD Bank. “These new roles will help benefit South Florida’s growing tech hub and demand for skilled IT workers.”
TD is the fifth largest bank in North America by assets and serves more than 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centers around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.8 trillion in assets on January 31, 2022. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.