CEOs of the Highest Valued Banks Reveal Their Recipe for Success

Two of the most well-respected CEO’s in the banking industry – Community Bank System’s Mark Tryniski and ServisFirst Bancshares’ Tom Broughton – join Brian Love, Head of Banking & Fintech at Travillian, and Joe Fenech, Managing Principal of SMBT Consulting, LLC, for an insightful discussion on the approach employed by each bank on their path to success and other observable traits of the nation’s highest valued public banks.

This wide-ranging conversation touched on a number of topics, including the value of core funding, operating in metro vs. non-metro markets, the importance of maintaining discipline, thoughts on M&A, culture, the “sweet spot” for asset size, fintech, and prognostications for the upcoming year.

With the banking industry navigating through a challenging operating environment, this is a timely discussion with two of the industry’s best operators.

Also check out our original article, The Highest Valued Bank Stocks Share Some Surprising Traits, where we highlighted the observable traits of the nation’s highest-valued banks first.

Video Index:

0:00 – 3:47 Introduction of Webinar

3:47 – 9:14 Introduction of CEO’s & Companies

9:14 – 16:00 Core Funding Importance/Metro vs. Non-Metro Markets:

16:00 – 19:15 Importance of Discipline

9:15 – 29:00 M&A Strategy

29:00 – 35:45 Culture/Management

35:45 – 39:30 Missteps Along the Way

39:30 – 42:24 SFBS and CBU: More Alike Than Different?

42:24 – 53:48 $10 Bil. Asset Threshold; Optimal Size

53:48 – 1:01:35 Fintech

1:01:35 – 1:07:03 Prognostications for 2023

1:07:03 – 1:07:29 Conclusion

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