Travillian Next Presents: How Being a Tech-Forward Bank Impacts Your Bottom Line Webinar

Community banking’s push into technology was already happening before the pandemic, but it has become an even bigger priority ever since. Nevertheless, pivoting to a tech-forward business model is not…

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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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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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Agile & Digital: A Conversation with Corey LeBlanc, Co-founder of Locality Bank

Bank technology and operations innovator, Corey LeBlanc, has taken his talents to South Florida as Co-founder and COO/CTO of Locality Bank, a De Novo community bank that went from white-board to charter in less…

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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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Digital Banking 3.0 – A Conversation with Jeffery Kendall, CEO at NYMBUS

​Jeffery Kendall, Chief Executive Officer at NYMBUS, joins Executive Search Consultant, Keith Daly, at The Travillian Group, for a dynamic chat on the current trends in banking & fintech and what the future holds as banking rapidly…

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Efficiencies Through Robotics – Five Star Bank’s Journey

What sets community banks apart from superregional and global banks is the personal touch. However, these banks often struggle to provide a consistent customer experience—requiring large front lines and operations…

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The Secrets of Their Success: Profiling Three Florida Banks CEOs

Leadership is situational but always involves some combination of the following competencies: Transformational Leadership Charismatic Leadership  Analytical Thinking Information and Intelligence Gathering Communication Decision Making Motivation and Commitment Adaptability and…

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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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