Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Yamaato assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of Fieldpoint Private responsible for the company’s Client Experience, Digital Transformation, Deposit Operations, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Loan Servicing, Operational Strategy & Execution, Product Management and Program Management Office. Previously, Mr. Yamaato led Truist’s merger as the Head of the Merger Program Office where he directed a team of 1,000 professionals and consultants to successfully combine two financial companies (SunTrust and BB&T) with 54,000 teammates and thousands of different technologies and platforms. Immediately prior to that, he was the Head of Private Wealth Management Operations for SunTrust responsible for modernizing the firm’s operations. Mr. Yamaato’s other leadership roles include Head of several functions such as Consumer Banking Operations, Consumer Operations & Risk Management, Deposit Fraud, Loss Prevention, Treasury Management Operations and Technology, and the Office of Community Engagement. He has served on executive committees that included the Corporate Diversity Council, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and Payment Services Committee. Mr. Yamaato began his banking career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as Director of Financial Services.
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, he earned a bachelor of business administration degree focusing on international business and finance from the University of Georgia. In addition, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with an MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Mr. Yamaato is active in the Atlanta community. He has served on the boards of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Junior Achievement of Georgia. Mr. Yamaato is recognized for his talents and brings over 20 years of solid experience in driving transformational change and implementing people, process, and technology improvements across multi-location, matrixed organizations.