Thara Trivedi is the Head of Commercial Banking Payment Products at Bank of the West. In this role, Thara is responsible for Product Management, P&L, Strategy and Innovation for all our Payment products as well as Host 2 Host platform services within Commercial Banking. Ms. Trivedi also serves as a Business Committee member at The Clearing House for Real Time Payments as well as a participant in WesPay Emerging Payments Task Force. A seasoned leader, Thara has 20 years of experience in financial and technology verticals in the areas of Product Management, Cash Management, Payments, Digital and H2H Platform Innovation & Strategy, Human Centered Design, and Payments Security. Prior to Bank of the West, Ms. Trivedi held various positions at leading financial and technology companies including Wells Fargo, Barclays, Oracle and McAfee. Thara brings a unique blend of business and technical skills, and is passionate about building customer focused products and services.  Thara has an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from Arthur D Little School of Management in Boston and a BS in Finance from Bangalore University.