UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo., has hired an IBM executive to be chief information officer.

The $18.4 billion-asset company named Jig Patel to the post this week. Patel succeeds UMB's previous CIO, who retired. UMB did not disclose the name of its previous CIO.

Patel will handle the development and implementation of UMB's technology strategy, as well as be responsible for attracting technical talent and building business.

Patel was previously vice president of enterprise information technology at Epiq Systems in Kansas City, Kan. He also is a former vice president of global technology at IBM.

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