CCG Catalyst has named Lee A. Kidder practice group manager and a senior consultant. In this position, Kidder provides strategic counsel regarding financial institutions’ use of technology. He joins CCG Catalyst with more than 25 years of senior banking and strategic advisory experience, thought leadership and visibility. Prior to joining CCG Catalyst, Kidder was founder of a bank advisory firm dedicated to strategic planning consulting. Previously, he served as a chief strategy officer for Fiserv, where he was responsible for strategic planning and annual planning programs for all business units within the organization’s primary operational groups; research director at Needham, Mass.-based TowerGroup where he delivered strategic thought leadership through research papers, articles in industry media, presentations and primary research and advisory consultations for clients; and a senior vice president, technology and operations for BankBoston/FleetBoston Financial now Bank of America. “Lee has been a trusted advisor within the financial industry for more than 25 years and his proven experience in strategic planning, banking operations and technologies and research will be invaluable to CCG and our clients,” said Paul Schaus, president of CCG Catalyst. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership, and his primary skills in methodology and delivery combined with detailed expertise of banking operations will assist our clients with their needs to make sure certain strategic initiatives are met.” Kidder earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University, magna cum laude, and a masters of business administration at Harvard University.