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Wall Street Journal articleI am fortunate to be in a position where I can share my thoughts and opinions with others.  For example, I’ve been a guest speaker at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (talking FinTech for MBA students), the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington & Lee University (talking about small business growth and creativity) and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (talking about the future of banking to MBA students).

CNBC: Community banks clamor for fintech partners

Abstract: Smaller traditional firms find themselves struggling against new online regional banks, making partnerships with fintech start-ups crucial.

Wall Street Journal: Bank M&A May Keep Heating Up

Abstract: The biggest banks are trying to get smaller, but many small banks think they need to get bigger.

The Purposeful Banker Podcast: What Does the $10 Billion Asset Barrier Mean For Banks?

Abstract: When your bank crosses the $10 billion mark, you are no longer considered a community bank. 

Closing Bell at Nasdaq

Abstract: As a culmination to FinTech Day, I rang Nasdaq’s closing bell on March 1, 2016

SNL: Bank Director president says long-awaited M&A wave has arrived

Abstract: banks today seem to have a greater understanding of how to obtain regulatory approval, and with that knowledge has come increased optimism about deal-making.

Phoenix Business Journal: Why banks are concerned about the mobile wallet boom

Abstract: New technologies mean new competitors banks never considered on the playing field.

St Louis Business Journal: Industry exec tells banks: Don’t sell now

Abstract: Don’t sell your bank now because the market is only going to get better

Louisville Business Journal: Bank acquisitions expected to increase in 2015

Abstract: Improved credit quality and bank valuations are seen as signs of an improving environment for mergers and acquisitions.

Jacksonville Business Journal: Jacksonville credit union mergers sign of larger M&A trend

Abstract: The economic climate is ripe for banks using mergers and acquisitions as a growth vehicle — as evidenced by the many credit union deals the Business Journal has written about in recent months.