Back to BaaSics: A Conversation with Lincoln Savings Bank’s CEO Sean Willett & Executive Chairman Sally Hollis

When Lincoln Savings Bank and its Chairwoman, Sally Hollis, began their CEO search in the summer of 2023, they embarked on a journey to find someone who could blend the past, present, and future of the organization. With assistance from Travillian, Sean Willett was tapped to be the bank’s new CEO.  In this candid conversation with Brian Love, Head of Banking & Fintech at Travillian, Sean and Sally reflect on:

 

  • How to preserve culture when adding a new Chief Executive Officer
  • The bank’s Board dynamics, best practices on succession planning and executive search
  • How an “outsider” can be beneficial to a company’s transformation
  • How to properly integrate and socialize a new executive onto a pre-existing team
  • Thoughts on Lincoln’s continuing Banking-as-a-Service efforts

 


Travillian’s Banking and FinTech Practice provides Search and Talent Advisory services to depository institutions across the country. Established in 1998, the firm has built a unique platform that touches every corner of the industry. To learn more, click here, or get in touch below!

Brian Love, Head of Banking & Fintech
(484) 680-6950 | blove@travilliangroup.com

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