Whitney Newell, Client Development Manager, Joel Rosenberg, VP of Delivery and Client Success, and Ken Garcia, President and Co-Founder of PrecisionLender, recently attended the Bank Director Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

The event was held at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore, known as the Jewel of the Desert, which was originally built in 1929 by architect Albert Chase McArthur. During construction, McArthur accepted some onsite consulting from Frank Lloyd Wright, whose influences are also evident around the property.

IMG_4049The three-day event focused on the changing banking industry/marketplace and provided attendees with valuable and actionable learnings to be used as they evaluate strategic growth opportunities both today and moving forward. The agenda boasted presentations from industry leaders on topics ranging from key trends, M&A strategies, and staying relevant amidst all of the change. 

Our team particularly enjoyed the day two keynote presentation from Michael Shepherd, CEO & Chairman at Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation. Shepherd spoke at length about their bank’s focus around service quality and how they kept the importance of customer relationships at the core of their growth strategies. We also enjoyed watching our client Yadkin Bank contribute to a panel discussion around negotiating the deal and avoiding potential pitfalls.

Al Dominick and his team at Bank Director executed a seamless and well-run event. They continue to serve as a top resource to the banking industry for quality educational and networking opportunities—and, for those reasons, we enjoy partnering with Bank Director and support their events. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us. See you next year!