3 Community Bankers Weigh in on the Magnitude of Independence

Community banks are intrinsically woven into the fabric of American society.  They provide an array of valuable services, not the least of which includes being the financial catalyst for a…

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Travillian Welcomes Gerelyn Terzo as Content Director

Travillian Welcomes Gerelyn Terzo as Content Director Gerelyn will be responsible for supporting the build-out of the Travillian Next website and overall content.  Travillian, a nationally focused executive search and…

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Iowa Bank Wins Over Fintech Rancher and Risk Maestro

The Zac Brown Band sings about everybody being in the “same boat, fishing in the same hole.” In that case, Reinbeck, Iowa-based Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) must be using different…

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Announcement: Travillian Tech-Forward Bank Index Grows by Three!

The Tech-Forward Bank Index highlights public and privately-held banks that saw an opportunity to enter innovative, profitable verticals (like BaaS, crypto, and payments) which added to already valuable core franchises….

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Community Banks and the Rainmakers Who Run Them: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s no secret that community banks are the lifeblood of small business, which, in turn, are the heartbeat of America. They are also a lifeline to millions of consumers for…

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Banking Transformed: DeFi, Crypto, & Blockchain | A Q&A with Steven Duong – Director of Bank Partnerships at Figure Technologies

Keith Daly, Director – Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian, spoke with Steven Duong, Director of Bank Partnerships at Figure Technologies, to discuss the impact of Defi, Blockchain, Crypto and…

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Using Your Balance Sheet as a Weapon: A Conversation with Scott Hildenbrand, Head of Piper Sandler Financial Strategies

Scott Hildenbrand, Managing Director and Chief Balance Sheet Strategist at Piper Sandler, joined Travillian’s Head of Banking & Fintech, Brian Love, in a discussion around the economic moment and what…

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The Boomerang Effect: Bank Outperformance Isn’t Just About Higher Margins When Rates Rise / Written by Sam Haskell

We will begin with a picture:  The Fed Funds rate has been zero for two years, and prior to that about 8 years. In this rising rate backdrop there are…

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Q1 Bank Earnings Preview: Waiting for Normalcy

Hoping For A Return To Normalcy Has Felt More Like Waiting For Godot In Samuel Beckett’s famous play, two men meet near a tree, discuss various topics, and reveal to…

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The New Rules of Talent Acquisition

The top concern for bank leaders going into 2022 is the ability to attract qualified talent. According to a December survey conducted by Cornerstone Advisors, the percentage of banks identifying hiring as a concern…

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Recent Tech-Forward Bank Stock Performance Suggests an Intriguing Risk/Reward Dynamic

VIEW TECH-FORWARD BANK INDEX LIST Tech-forward bank stocks significantly outperformed traditional banking, tech, and fintech stocks in 2021.  In an article we published just last month, we noted the extraordinary…

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Talent at a Tech-Forward Bank: A Q&A with Ed Barry, President, CEO & Director at Capital Bancorp, Inc.

Recently added to our Tech-Forward Bank Index, Capital Bancorp, Inc. (Capital Bank, N.A.) has had a very successful venture into payments and credit cards, which has been well-regarded by the street as…

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Share Price Performance of Travillian Tech-Forward Banks Significantly Outpaced ​Peers In 2021

Nine more banks have been added to Travillian’s Tech-Forward Bank Index, an evolving list highlighting companies at the forefront of the technological revolution in banking. Please click below to see the…

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Investigate Your Investors: How Investor Relations Can Help Drive Long-Term Value / Written by Diane Fitzgibbons

Investor relations (“IR”) is the process of communicating with the financial industry, including investors, analysts, traders, portfolio managers and media. IR is the discipline designed to establish and maintain strong corporate…

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