Understanding Information Security in Banking: A Conversation with Tyrone Watson-Ferguson, CISO of Security Bank of Kansas City

  In his Travillian Next debut, Patrick Cooney of our Banking & Fintech team, sits down with Tyrone Watson-Ferguson, CISO at Security Bank of Kansas City, to discuss a topic…

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Back to the Rate Race: Banks Must Rebuild Their Deposit Relationship Muscles

Banks are faced with two disparate pictures when they look at their cost of funds in 2022. Funding costs are not exploding, thus far anyway, from the highest performing banks…

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Trey Maust, CEO of BankEvo, Talks Augmentation, Innovation and His Journey Into the World of Embedded Finance

Last week, a large grouping of BaaS Banks descended on Fredericksburg, Texas for the FedFis Roundup where they networked and traded war stories. Travillian’s Head of Banking & Fintech, Brian Love,…

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The Highest Valued Bank Stocks Share Some Surprising Traits

Why are certain banks consistently valued highest by investors? We recently presented to the Board of Directors of a community bank and in preparation for the discussion, we were asked…

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BaaS Bootcamp: Attracting Tech-Forward Talent

Brian Love, Head of Banking and Fintech, and his Travillian team have a deep proficiency running exclusive recruitment mandates for several of the most successful BaaS banks in the country….

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Culture, Leadership and Employee Engagement: A Conversation with Todd Weiden, Principal and Founder of Saltee Co

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Travillian Attends Independent Bankers of Colorado 49th Annual Convention

In late September, Travillian’s Head of Banking and Fintech, Brian Love was invited to address the Independent Bankers of Colorado in their 49th Annual Convention, in Vail, CO.  This amazing…

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Bankers And Investors Are at Odds, But Can They Both Be Right? 

We’ve noticed a recurring theme in meetings between bank stock investors and bank management teams over the past several months.  In recent months, commentary from regional and community bank management…

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The Alamo for Community Banks, a Conversation with Matthew Smith – Director of Strategic Initiatives for Independent Banks Association of Texas (IBAT)

As with the Alamo, opposition is coming from all angles these days for community banks. Fintechs, megabanks, Wall Street, Big Tech, and even Walmart all have the advantage of investing billions…

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What Do Banks Need? Risk and Compliance Talent

This year, Travillian’s search professionals have been hard at work helping our bank clients find leaders of all types. However, the most prevalent and urgent needs are within the Risk and Compliance…

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Minimizing Your Succession Risk: How Great Banks Plan their Talent Strategy

M&A is one of the key reasons that the number of community banks has shrunk 70% since 1990 (15,000 to under less than 4,800 today). Many of these transactions were triggered…

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How Investment Bankers Have the Eye of the Tiger in This Challenging Capital Markets Environment (Part I)

Subscribe to Our Investment Banking Mailing List The financial markets are on everyone’s minds these days, and this certainly includes the uber market sensitive investment banks. That’s why Part I…

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Back to Memphis: How BaaS Friendly-Evolve Bank Continues to Strengthen Its Fintech Footprint  

Chuck Berry said it best when he sang about going back to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. In the short few months since Travillian last spoke with Memphis, Tenn.-based…

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Is Your Bank’s Risk & Compliance Talent Focusing on the Right Things: A Conversation with Coastal Financial Corporation’s Curt Queyrouze & Andrew Stines

Risk and Compliance has always been a critical function for community banks, especially so today when tech-forward banks are involved in complicated BaaS and embedded finance partnerships with fintechs and…

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