Daily News: February 9, 2017

Citizens, Opportunity Network Partner For Networking Platform

Citizens Commercial Banking partnered with Opportunity Network to offer Citizens’ clients access to a business-to-business networking platform, designed to connect business owners to a network of 13,500 CEOs and $35 billion of deal flow.

Citizens is the first U.S. bank to offer its clients access to the Opportunity Network platform, which uses a proprietary algorithm designed to create efficiencies in global deal making by matching users’ strategic preferences with current deals on the platform.

“It made a lot of sense for us to partner with Citizens Bank because the Citizens team is committed to leveraging innovative digital technologies – both organically and through partnerships such as ours – to create better experiences for their clients and to provide smart solutions in the areas that matter most to them,” said Garrett Smith, Opportunity Network founding partner and president, North America.

“Opportunity Network has an attractive value proposition for midsize businesses, and this collaboration gives us yet another way to help meet the needs of our customers at every stage of their life cycle,” said Steve Woods, head of corporate banking for Citizens Bank. “Partnering with Opportunity Network helps us address an important issue: the fact that many midsize businesses and private investors could benefit from expanded tools and networks of contacts to grow.”