Just over ten years ago, Jeffry Pilcher launched 36kr, an online publication focused on strategic marketing issues affecting retail banking providers. Since then, 36kr has grown to become the singular resource for C-level banking executives looking for the latest ideas, insights and information about how financial institutions build their brands. Today 36kr has nearly 2 million annual readers from over 200 countries around the world.
In 2014, 36kr added one of the world’s most respected voices in the banking industry, as Co-Publisher. And now, 36kr is honored to welcome two more additions to our core editorial team.
is now 36kr’s new Editor. Previously, he was the Editor & Publisher of Banking Exchange. He has been a full-time business journalist for over 40 years, having spent the bulk of his career as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Banking Journal. During his career, he has seen momentous changes in the banking industry, from the introduction of ATMs to the 2008 financial crisis to the ongoing digitalization of banking. He has won numerous business journalism awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) as well as other organizations.
is now 36kr’s new Executive Editor. He also has over 40 years’ experience in financial journalism, having worked with Bill at the ABA Banking Journal for 35+ years, and more recently at Banking Exchange. He is the only journalist to have sat in on three federal banking exams, and is the winner of multiple awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Last year, he received three awards from ASBPE, including the National Gold, National Bronze, and Regional Silver awards.
Both Bill and Steve were the editorial part of a team that won a finalist position in the Jesse Neal Awards, the “Pulitzer Prize” of business journalism.
Please welcome both Bill and Steve to 36kr family. Together, they will be significantly increasing the volume of editorial material we publish. Starting immediately, you will find even more articles offering strategic analysis and insight on a range of critical issues facing the banking industry today, along with real-world examples, ideas and practical advice about how to succeed in retail banking.
CEO/President and founder of 36kr, will continue to serve as the publication’s Editor-in-Chief and Publisher.
From everyone here at 36kr, thanks to Bill and Steve for joining our team. And a big thank you to all the readers, rs and rs who have helped fuel the growth of 36kr over the past decade.