William Coffey has been the new senior VP and chief technology officer for WSFS for less than three weeks. Accordingly, he’s still adjusting to the culture at the Delaware-based bank, even though he grew up just over the Pennsylvania border in West Chester and attended high school at Salesianum School in Wilmington.
“We’re still in a debate about are you going to the shore, or are you going to the beach,” he said.
That one minor state-line cultural difference aside, Coffey is at home in the region, having spent 19 years working for Vanguard, where he was head of the program management and institutional strategy offices before coming to WSFS.
Since graduating with an MIS degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, he’s stayed in the area for the most part, with a period of frequent travel during an internship with Shared Medical Systems (since bought out by Siemans).
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