• There’s A New App For That

    This morning, my company officially launched a new app to deliver a new monthly digital magazine which complements our quarterly, print-version. A huge amount of time and effort went into the design, development and approval process and I am so proud to share that Bank Director’s free app & digital magazine is available for download through Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Amazon.com. A huge thank you to our team that built it. Also, my apologies to anyone looking to imitate this new offering. It is home grown and totally customized to the informational, educational and training needs of bank officers and directors today.

  • Bank Mergers and Acquisitions

    “The reality is organic growth is tough,’’ said Chris Myers, the president and CEO of the $7.2-billion Citizens Business Bank in Ontario, California, who spoke at our Acquire or Be Acquired conference in January.  His bank is one of those in the “sweet spot” for higher valuations and higher profitability, but even he feels the pressure… Continue Reading

  • Reaching For The Summit

    When you say the word summit, what do you think of?  For me, it is a book; specifically, Let My People Go Surfing by Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard. I was reminded of Yvon’s thoughts while flying home to DC from last week’s Bank Board Growth & Innovation conference in New Orleans.  While there, I had a chance… Continue Reading

  • This Week in Pictures – New Orleans

    It has been said that the best acquisition a bank can make is of a new customer. But let’s face it: for most banks, organic growth is hard. For those wanting to grow revenue, deposits, brand, market size and market share, we hosted a “Growth” conference at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans earlier this week. In today’s post, some pictures from our team’s time in the Crescent City along with links to organic growth & FinTech-specific content.

  • Banking Millennials

    The Millennial generation comprises 80MM people, the largest in U.S. history.  Born between the years of 1980 and 2000, millennials range in age from 15 to 35 years and are just beginning to gain their foothold in the economy. By Al Dominick // @aldominick Do we really want to bank millennials? If I borrowed a crystal ball… Continue Reading