Lakeland Bank appoints first SVP, director of Tech Services Group

Lakeland Bank announced on Thursday it has named Bharat “BG” Naran as first senior vice president, director of Technology Services Group.

Naran, who will be based in Oak Ridge, will be responsible for managing the operational activity of the bank’s Technology Services Group, including strategic planning and future designs.

With more than 20 years of experience, he most recently was the head of IT and security (CIO/CISO) at MDC Partners. Before that, he was the deputy general manager and data center architect at CDS, a division of Omnicom Group.