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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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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Could Banks Be Punch-Drunk from the Pandemic? Critical Advice for your Bank’s Balance Sheet ​- A Q&A with Gary Svec

Travillian’s Head of Banking and Fintech, Brian Love, had a conversation with Gary Svec, Managing Director – Investment Banking at Performance Trust, about the somewhat cloudy economic waters that lay ahead for financial…

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Saddle Up with FedFis & The Fintech Cowboys: A Conversation with Bobby Button, SVP, FinTegration Strategy & Sales at FedFis

Keith Daly, Director Banking & Fintech Search at Travillian throws on the cowboy hat and sits down with Bobby Button, SVP, FinTegration Strategy & Sales at FedFis. FedFis is a financial institutions data…

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Regulatory Tumult, Talent, and Technology – Community Bank Observations with Stan Orszula

Brian Love, Head of Banking and Fintech at Travillian, and financial institution legal advisor Stan Orszula, Partner at Barack Ferrazzano, had a colorful conversation about several hot topics within the community bank…

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Is the M&A Tide Finally Turning in Favor of the Acquirers?

The market has been mostly hostile to M&A announcements so far this year… We’ve written several articles this year on the topic of M&A; more specifically, the generally poor reaction…

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Who is Driving Your Bank’s Digital Bus?

A lot of confusion already exists around which type of technological leader a bank needs (Chief Technology Officer? Chief Information Officer?) and now we’ve seen the advent of an even newer role to consider: a Chief Digital Officer. So, what is…

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For Investment Bankers, a Shifting M&A Landscape Demands Adaptability (and Creativity)

The business model at investment banking firms serving the regional and community bank sector over the past few decades has worked very well, helped by an extraordinary level of deal activity,…

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The Importance of Digital Flexibility A Conversation with Kevin Kielbasa, Head of Business Development at Narmi

​Kevin Kielbasa, Head of Business Development at Narmi, joins Travillian’s Keith Daly in a dynamic discussion on the quickly evolving relationships between banks and fintech partners. They cover many topics…

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2021 Mid-Year Banking and Fintech Marketing Roundup

A very strong economy is providing a tailwind for bank fundamentals, and we are increasingly encouraged. While the vigorousness of the economic recovery is likely to vary across the country, the…

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Counter-Trend M&A Can Often Prove The Wisest Course In The Long Run

M&A waves typically reflect a “follow-the-herd” mentality.  More often than not, periods of heightened bank sector M&A activity seem to be driven by a few common themes in each cycle.  But…

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Russell Reconstitution Update: Need to Knows – Volatility, Programmatic Selling & the M&A Effect

This has been a unique year in many ways, and that certainly applies to the upcoming reconstitution of the Russell U.S. Indexes.  As we’ve discussed at length in prior updates,…

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The Travillian Group Introduces FI Core Staffing to Deepen its Reach within Financial Insitutions & Financial Technology

The Travillian Group is pleased to announce the founding of a new division, FI Core Staffing, which will deepen their scope and impact on financial institutions. This division will target the…

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FinTech Strategy Check: Three Bank Executives Share Recipes for Success

Three trailblazing bank executives, Larry Mazza (CEO, MVB Financial), Eric Sprink (CEO, Coastal Financial Corporation) and Charles “Chuck” Shaffer (CEO and Director, Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida) have been ahead of the pack in their banks’…

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