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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; below, a few places where I’ve recently “shown up.”

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.

Central Penn Business Journal: Board of director compensation mixed bag at midstate companies

Abstract: board responsibilities have changed since the financial crisis