The Travillian Group and The IR Group Announce Strategic Partnership to Offer Complementary Services ​to the Financial Institutions Industry

Philadelphia, PA and Seattle, WA – June 3, 2021- The Travillian Group, LLC, and The IR Group, Inc. today announced they have formed a strategic partnership, combining The Travillian Group’s search and talent advisory services with the IR Group’s financial communication consulting services. With a combined 50 plus years dedicated to serving financial institutions across the country, this partnership will further deepen the industry expertise these organizations can bring to their clients.

As the financial institutions industry continues to rapidly transform due to technological disruption, socio-economic trends, regulatory constraints and M&A activity, the need for service providers with deep domain experience has never been greater. The Travillian-IR Group partnership combines complimentary services with trusted, top of the house advice that has been the hallmark of these two organizations since their inceptions.

“For years, I’ve admired the IR Group’s relentless commitment to providing sound, trusted advice to their clients, so when I was recently reintroduced to Diane Fitzgibbons (President of The IR Group), it just clicked,” said David Yancoskie, Managing Partner of The Travillian Group. “Philosophically and culturally, our firms align perfectly, which is so important for any relationship. Search and talent advisory are parts of a broader set of considerations being made by our clients. Many of our conversations with executives veer into the domain expertise of the IR Group. It’s a luxury for us and a benefit to our clients that now we can bring them in on these conversations, and vice versa for the IR Group.”

“Teaming with The Travillian Group allows us to provide more high-touch services to our clients and to reach an expanded audience of bankers and fintech executives,” said Diane Fitzgibbons, President of The IR Group. “The Travillian Group has always focused on building long-term, trust-based relationships with financial services companies and their service providers. Associating with each other is a winning combination for both teams.”

Brian Love, Head of the Banking and Fintech Practice at The Travillian Group added, “Diane and The IR Group team have been a trusted partner to banks during numerous, critical chapters in their lifecycles, just like Travillian. Their historical knowledge and credibility among shareholders, investors and executives is without peer. We look forward to collaborating with The IR Group so our current and future clients have access to their expertise and guidance.”

About The Travillian Group

The Travillian Group is a nationally focused executive search and talent advisory boutique dedicated to exclusively serving corporations, service providers and investors within the financial services industry, completing over 400 projects for our clients since its establishment in 1998. The firm also has an original content arm called “Of Banker’s Interest” that produces industry specific articles, webinars and conversations. The Travillian Group has an excellent reputation and ​adheres to the highest ethical standards. For more information, please visit

About The IR Group

The IR Group is a national, independent investor relations company and a leading consulting firm in financial market communications. The firm markets its clients’ stocks to Wall Street and provides investor relations counsel to companies throughout the United States. It helps establish and maintain corporate reputations with the financial community and are often viewed as a “third party” source of reliable information for investment professionals. Established in 1992, The IR Group (formerly The Cereghino Group) quickly developed a broad foundation of publicly traded community bank clients. The team has more than 100 years collectively, providing pragmatic and timely advice to public companies. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:
David Yancoskie | Managing Partner | The Travillian Group, LLC | (610) 724-0645
Diane Fitzgibbons | President | The IR Group, Inc. | (206) 388-5789   

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