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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A Bank with a Fresh, Innovative Culture and How it Achieves High Employee Retention

Brian Love, Travillian’s Head of Banking and Fintech, has a timely Q&A with Mary Jayne Crocker,EVP Chief Operating Officer at Bridgewater Bank. Written transcript of the Video Conversation that was released on…

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A Bank with Fresh, Innovative Culture and How it Achieves High Employee Retention A Conversation with Mary Jayne Crocker, EVP Chief Operating Officer at Bridgewater Bank

​Mary Jayne Crocker, EVP Chief Operating Officer, at Bridgewater Bank, joins Travillian’s Brian Love in a transparent discussion on Bridgewater Bank’s “unconventional” culture, how they attract younger talent and maintain employee retention…

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A Conversation with CEOs Brent Beardall and Ira Robbins: ​Building Culture, Retaining and Attracting Talent and Grooming the Next Generation

Entrepreneurial-minded CEOs Ira Robbins (Valley Bank) and Brent Beardall (Washington Federal) engaged in a dialogue around the evolution of their banks’ cultures under their leadership. The Travillian Group’s Brian Love and co-moderator Joe Fenech examined…

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Pandemic Fatigue & Bitcoin Rewards – A Conversation with Casey Christopher, Chief Empowerment Office at Quontic Bank

It’s hard to believe, but It has been close to a year since Covid completely disrupted the lives of almost everyone on the planet.  Over this period, new challenges have…

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The Role that Talent & Culture Play in Digital Transformation: CCG Catalyst & The Travillian Group

2020 has been a year like no other in recent memory, and for community banks, it has expedited the critical need for a digital strategy and top talent to execute…

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Travillian NEXT Premiere Episode: Thinking About Digital Transformation for your Bank? You Don’t Want to Miss This.

Our new web series, Travillian NEXT, celebrates innovators within the financial services space. In our inaugural episode, Brian Love and Keith Daly, spoke with Patrick Sells, the Chief Innovation Officer at Quontic Bank and American Banker’s 2020 Digital Banker of the…

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Community Banking Through the Private Equity Lens Investors Weigh in on the State of the Industry

The Travillian Group hosted two top private equity investors, David Honold from Patriot Financial Partners and Tony Scavuzzo from Castle Creek Capital, in a discussion about the current state of the banking industry and…

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Talent and Strategy Will Help Banking Evolve

The Travillian Group’s Depository Search team, Brian Love and Keith Daly, joined Bryan Claggett’s Bad Ass Banking webcast in a casual, fun conversation about the intersection of talent and innovation…

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Stepping Up ​​for ​the PPP – A Day in a Banker’s Life

Community banks were handed a seemingly insurmountable task in late March: design and implement processes to execute the US Treasury and SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. Some banks lacked the requisite…

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Inspiring the Troops – Real Stories of Bank Leadership in a Crisis and ​the Benefits ​to Employees and Customers

This is the inaugural article of Travillian’s original content emphasizing the “human element” to the banking industry. The dilemma: At a time when COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in our personal…

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A Bridge Over ​Troubled Water – A timely Q&A with the CEO & the Marketing ​Communications Director of Washington Federal, a true innovator in community banking

Washington Federal ($16.4B; Seattle, WA) has made news recently for its Small Business Lifeline loan program, designed to help both current and new customers get through current economic turbulence.  Recently,…

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