Joseph F. Jeamel Jr.

Joseph F. Jeamel Jr. has been promoted to chief operating officer at Rockville Bank. Jeamel has more than 45 years of banking experience and is well known in the bank’s market area.

Jeamel’s new responsibilities include providing direction and leadership for the overall operational functions of Rockville Bank. He also will work with the president to continue the steady growth of the bank. Jeamel’s former position as executive vice president is vacant and is expected to be filled within six months.

Jeamel has been with Rockville Bank since 1990. He is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of his new position. He resides in Vernon with his wife, Maureen.

Rockville Bank is a 17-branch community bank that provides a convenient banking lifestyle for the communities it serves: Tolland; Rockville; Vernon; Ellington; Coventry; Manchester; East Hartford; South Windsor; East Windsor; Suffield; Enfield; Somers; and now in Glastonbury; with four supermarket locations open seven days a week.

Open Solutions Selected

Omni National Bank, a subsidiary of Omni Financial Services, selected Open Solutions Inc.’s The Complete Banking Solution as its relational core data processing platform. Open Solutions is a provider of integrated relational technologies for banks and credit unions across the United States and Canada. The fast, flexible and cost-effective application software accesses one powerful Oracle relational database and will handle all the bank’s real-time operating needs.

Atlanta-based Omni, with assets in excess of $450 million and full-service banking locations in Georgia and North Carolina, Chicago and Tampa, and a loan production center (LPC) in Birmingham, Ala., needed to upgrade its current core data processing system to better streamline data processes fueled by rapid growth. The bank also wanted a solution that would enable it to be even more responsive to its customers while providing personalized service.

“We have doubled in size over the last three years, and there is no indication we are slowing down,” said Ivy Anderson, senior vice president of operations for Omni National Bank. “We wanted a system that could provide us with in-house operations and give us more flexibility and more control over customer data. The foundation of the Open Solutions system, with its open architecture and the Oracle relational database, we believe will contribute to our success in running a competitive business.”

According to Anderson, Omni selected Open Solutions as a technology and service partner, in part, due to the similarities in management philosophy of the two companies. Both Omni and Open Solutions are continually striving to remain in the forefront of technology by providing superior service and solutions to their clients. Open Solutions’ strategic alliances and acquisitions demonstrate the company’s commitment and dedication to the community banking market.

“Our plans for future growth are very aggressive. Having a system that is capable of supporting additional account structures, while giving us even more timely products and services to offer our customers was paramount,” Anderson said. “Omni operates in a highly competitive market, and we differentiate ourselves with our exceptional service and varied product offerings. Open Solutions allows Omni to leverage automation and innovation to compete and win more business.”

In addition to The Complete Banking Solution, Omni National will implement Open Solutions complementary Positive Pay; the Financial Accounting Systems’ Financial Accounting Platform (including general ledger, accounts payable and fixed assets); reporting wizard; iPay (bill pay); e-Commerce Banker (Internet banking and cash management services); ATM; Loan Origination Systems; and Item Processing Systems.