Bruce Hopkins is VP of Utility and Technology Shared Services at TD.
Bruce Hopkins is an experienced leader of global multi-million dollar cross-functional technology teams required for the delivery of complex time constrained technology projects. A graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1989, Bruce has both a BS and MS in Computer Science. He has developed a broad technology skill set as he progressed through a variety of technical individual contributor and management roles in several industries and business of varying sizes. Throughout, Bruce has been privileged to develop and lead regional and global teams of bright, committed technologists that have worked effectively with partners to provide exceptional service and products for a varied customer base. Bruce joined TD Bank in June of 2013 to lead the Technology Shared Services Team for US Technology Solutions. In late 2015, Bruce joined the Enterprise Enabling Technology Solutions Team in Toronto to create and lead the Enterprise Utilities and Technology Shared Services team.
Bruce started his career as a UNIX Systems programmer in support of the design and development of nuclear propulsion systems and transitioned into a development and sales support roles for a small system monitoring software start-up. His career turned to a digitization and automation start-up, this time for a large regional bank, implementing and managing a variety of infrastructure, service delivery, development and shared engineering functions. As a part of those technology teams, and working with operations and product teams, the form and tax processing business developed an annual revenue stream of $100MM. After the regional bank was purchased by a large national bank, Bruce served in leadership roles in shared engineering service management in order to successfully complete data center and commercial banking application integration, consolidation and replacement. These roles provided the opportunity to build and manage global shared engineering services teams with a significant presence in various cities in the United States, India, and Singapore.
The roles throughout his career have allowed Bruce to gain significant technology experience, travel, develop global friendships, while also being involved beyond the technology realm. Early in his career, Bruce served as an adjunct instructor of computer science at Union College for several years. During his time with a large regional bank, Bruce worked to establish and run job satisfaction and diversity committees in addition to his management responsibilities. Throughout, Bruce and his wife Denise have had the pride and joy of raising two daughters and being very involved in coaching sports and activities during their school years. Bruce and his family live in Fort Johnson, NY, but Toronto is now Bruce’s home away from home.