Our Management Team

Howard Bruck

President & CEO

Howard joined FPI in 2016 as President and CEO. His prior work experience includes: Chief Information Officer at Sterling National Bank, Managing Director of Technology at the New York Stock Exchange, and Group Manager of Information Systems at PepsiCo International.  For the past 12 years Howard has been an Adjunct Professor at NYU-Polytechnic University and the Fordham University Business School teaching courses in IT Strategy and Business Operations.  He has served on the Business Banking Strategy Committee for Fiserv, and the Mid-Market Advisory Council for IBM.  He regularly speaks at industry events and publishes articles in business journals.

Howard earned his MBA from Fordham University and BS from Long Island University.

Kathy D'Amario

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Kathy is responsible for defining the strategic technology direction of FPI’s software products, including all phases of architecture, design, development and testing. Kathy’s teams deliver on innovative ideas and architectural designs to provide the industry leading products FPI brings to market.

Ms. D’Amario joined FPI after 6 years at Medecision, where she held the position of CTO and Chief Architect. Prior to that she was Chief Architect at CIGNA Corporation and has also held senior management roles with ING, Aetna Retirement Services, MassMutual and various consulting companies.

A graduate of Springfield College and Western New England College, Ms. D’Amario holds a BS degree and an MBA in Business Administration.

Sheryl Shinn

EVP, Chief Information Officer

Sheryl Shinn leads our infrastructure and operations function, which includes our data centers, networks, client technology, security engineering and daily computer operations. Sheryl was formerly the Chief Information Officer for UniBank, a $1.6 billion mutual bank in Whitinsville, MA where she was responsible for all information systems and services for the bank including information technology infrastructure, security, enterprise applications, customer e-banking technologies, and deposit and loan operations. Ms. Shinn has over 20 years of experience in management and leadership in the information technology field. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Mount Holyoke College, a Wharton Leadership Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Stonier National School of Banking.

Dan Caron

EVP, Consulting Services

Dan Caron leads our custom solutions group which provides consulting and related services. This includes software development, project management, and new implementations.

With more than twenty years of technology experience in software engineering, Dan joined Financial Partners in 2010 after spending nine years at MassMutual leading Microsoft application development.  Prior to MassMutual, Dan was the Director of Internet Development for Tweeter Home Entertainment Group.  For the first few years with Financial Partners, Dan’s team developed several new products including intranets, websites, customer portals, auditor portals and enterprise risk management dashboards.  In 2015, Dan transitioned from leading eBusiness to leading Infrastructure & Operations with a focus on delivering exceptional quality of operations to our customers.

Scott Berard

EVP – Chief Customer Officer

Scott Berard leads our Customer Relations and Communication groups responsible for building mutual understanding and enhancing the collaboration between FPI and the Associations.

Scott spent 25 years with Bank of New York Mellon in various roles. Starting in the institutional accounting department he lead a team responsible for cash movement and financial reporting. He spent a year in England helping to build up a similar business unit for the European operations.

His last position at BONY was as Managing Director of the Global Risk Solutions group with 20 relationship managers servicing 150 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Scott earned his BA from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and runs a Christmas Tree Farm in Massachusetts.