Joseph Smialowski

Managing Director at Citigroup

Joseph Smialowski is the Head of Operation and Technology for Citibank NA, as well as the executive responsible for Citigroup’s Data Innovation program. Prior to this role, Mr. Smialowski was the Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology for Freddie Mac. He was responsible for managing the largest segment of Freddie Mac’s business operations, including all of the company’s mortgage purchasing, master servicing, securities issuance and capital markets operations, and information systems divisions.

Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Mr. Smialowski was Executive Vice President at FleetBoston Financial where he was part of the firm’s management committee and had direct oversight for Fleet’s business lines in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. He held a key role on the integration team following the acquisition of FleetBoston by Bank of America. Prior to joining FleetBoston in 1998, Mr. Smialowski was Chief Information Officer at Sears, Roebuck and Co., while at the same time serving as the Chairman of the National Retail Federation’s Technology Council. Earlier in his career, he held managerial positions in several organizations. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Merrimack College and a Master’s degree in Computer Systems Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Smialowski served on Year Up’s National Board of Directors until 2008,was one of the founding members for Year Up Boston in 2001, and helped found Year Up National Capital Region in 2005. He also served as the first Chairman of the Year Up New York Board of Directors. In addition, he was instrumental in the design of Year Up’s internal management reporting system. Finally, he introduced Year Up to many large companies such as State Street, CVS, JP Morgan Chase, Freddie Mac and Citi, just to name a few.

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