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Event Date Sun Jan 27 EST - Tue Jan 29 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Region Americas
Details

When Bank Director first introduced its Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, some 15,000 banks operated in the United States. While that number has shrunk considerably, the inverse holds true for the importance of this annual event. For our silver anniversary, we put together an expanded agenda with your entire team in mind - from strategic discussions around successful mergers, organic growth and building your bank's value to in-depth examinations of digital strategies and innovations, this conference was created for ALL banks - no matter their size - looking to grow.

Speakers

2019 Speakers

Al Dominick
CEO, Bank Director

Thomas B. Michaud
President & CEO, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company

Dr. Alan S. Blinder
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Promontory Interfinancial Network

Karen Garrett
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Gary Bronstein
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Robert P. Hutchinson
Head of Financial Services Group, Investment Banking, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Salvatore Inserra
Partner, Crowe LLP

Susan O’Donnell
Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Jack Milligan
Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

Adam Maier
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Craig J. Mancinotti
Managing Director, ProBank Austin

Richard F. Maroney, Jr.
Managing Director, ProBank Austin

C. Robert Monroe
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Jason Rader
National Industry Partner, BKD, LLP

Peter Weinstock
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Beth Alexander Whitaker
Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Regina M. Pisa
Partner & Chairman Emeritus, Goodwin Procter LLP

Richard L. Quad
Senior Managing Director and Head, Financial Institutions Group, Griffin Financial Group LLC

Jennifer Kavney Harvey
Risk Committee Chair, The National Union Bank of Kinderhook

Laura Hay
Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

Dr. O’dell Owens
Director, U.S. Bancorp

Sandra J. Pattie
President & CEO, BankNewport

Mika Moser
President, Bank Director

Curtis Carpenter
Principal & Head of Investment Banking, Sheshunoff & Co. Investment Banking

Neil E. Grayson
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Matt Hutton
Partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jeffrey D. Jones
Managing Director, Co-Head of Depository Investment Banking, Stephens Inc.

John Roddy
Managing Director, Head of Financial Services Investment Banking, Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Jeffrey J. Deuel
President & CEO, Heritage Bank

Vincent Hui
Senior Director, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.

Robert M. Fleetwood
Partner, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Al Laufenberg
Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company

Kevin Ryan
Director, SS&C Primatics

Michael T. Rave
Partner, Day Pitney LLP

Dory A. Wiley
President & CEO, Commerce Street Capital, LLC

John J. Gorman
Partner, Luse Gorman, PC

Lawrence Spaccasi
Partner, Luse Gorman, PC

John M. Jennings
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Christopher M. Olsen
Managing Partner, Olsen Palmer LLC

Jon Talcott
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Jonathan Hightower
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Steven D. Hovde
Chairman & CEO, Hovde Group, LLC

John Maxfield
Executive Editor, Bank Director

Michael J. Blodnick
President & CEO, Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

Joseph W. Turner
President & CEO, Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

Chet A. Fenimore
Managing Partner, Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP

Peter G. Weinstock
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Ellen Glasglow
Vice President, Directorpoint LLC

Michael M. Bell
Attorney and Counselor, Howard & Howard

Jude M. Sullivan
Partner, Howard & Howard

Steve Brennan
Senior Vice President of Lending Technology, Validis North America

Richard Milam
President & CEO, EnableSoft

James J. McAlpin, Jr.
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Kevin Erwin
Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Joseph S. Berry
Managing Director, Co-Head Depositories Investment Banking, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company

Luigi L. De Ghenghi
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

William L. Taylor
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Dan Flaherty
Principal, Investment Banking, FIG Partners, LLC

Jonathan Hightower
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Robert Klingler
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Matt Veneri
Managing Principal, Co-Head of Investment Banking, FIG Partners, LLC

Kamal Mustafa
Chairman, Invictus Group

Charity Duvall
SVP, Senior Credit Officer, Pacific Western Bank

Corey Goldblum
Principal, Deloitte LLP

Scott Martorana
Executive Managing Director, FinPro Capital Advisors, Inc.

Donald Musso
President, FinPro Capital Advisors, Inc.

Randal R. Greene, Sr.
CEO & Vice Chairman, Virginia Commonwealth Bank

Laura Hay
Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

Mike Dempsey
Senior Manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Matt West
Chief Strategy Officer, MVB Financial Corp.

Patrick Lawton
Senior Vice President, Johnson Bank

Gerrit van de Wetering
Director, BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Frank M. (Rusty) Conner
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

William F. Hickey
Principal & Co-Head, Investment Banking Group, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.

Michael Reed
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Rick Childs
Partner, Crowe LLP

Jack Milligan
Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

John Eggemeyer
Founding & Managing Partner, Castle Creek Capital LLC

Anton Schutz
President, Mendon Capital

W. Kirk Wycoff
Managing Partner, Patriot Financial Partners, L.P.

Manolo Sanchez
Former Non-Executive Chairman, BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc.

Michael Carter
Executive Vice President, Strategic Resource Management, Inc.

Michael Barry
Managing Director, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Timothy M. Kosiek
Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

John Behringer
Partner, RSM US LLP

Dave DeFazio
Partner, StrategyCorps

Flynt Gallagher
President, Compensation Advisors, A Member of BFS-MC Group, LLC

John W. Allison
Chairman, Home BancShares

Cort O’Haver
President & CEO, Umpqua Bank

Mary Ann Scully
Chairman & CEO, Howard Bank

Bob Newman
Managing Director, Financial Institutions, Chatham Financial

Andrew K. Gibbs
Senior Vice President, Mercer Capital

Jay D. Wilson, Jr.
Vice President, Mercer Capital

John Stockamp
Director, West Monroe Partners, LLC

Andy Heusel
SVP, Community & Regional Client Success, PrecisionLender

John Tull
SVP, Director of Strategic Finance and Treasurer, Union Bank & Trust

Robert C. Azarow
Partner, Arnold & Porter

Christine A. Edwards
Director, BMO Financial Group

Rory McKinney
Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson & Co.

Steve Williams
President & Partner, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.

John Maxfield
Executive Editor, Bank Director

Craig J. Mancinotti
Managing Director, ProBank Austin

Richard F. Maroney, Jr.
Managing Director, ProBank Austin

Aaron DiRusso
Managing Director, Financial Services Investment Banking, Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Anthony Eppert
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Brian Marek
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Kim Snyder
President & Founder, KBS Results LLC

TK Kerstetter
CEO, Boardroom Resources / Diligent Corporation

John Maxfield
Executive Editor, Bank Director

Jack Milligan
Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

Archie M. Brown, Jr.
President & CEO, First Financial Bank

Claude E. Davis
Executive Chairman, First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank

Scott Hildenbrand
Principal & Chief Balance Sheet Strategist, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.

Meenaz Sunderji
SVP, Partner Growth, Zafin

Douglas P. Faucette
Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Mike Keeley
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Keith Meyers
Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company

Dean Brown
EVP, Chief Information Officer & Head of Bank Operations, Union Bank & Trust

Aaron M. Silva
President & CEO, Paladin fs, LLC

Steve Young
Chief Operating Officer, CenterState Bank

Christian Ofner
VP Sales, Financial Institutions, First Data Corporation

Eric Smith
Head of CFI Partnerships, First Data Corporation

Robin Elliot
COO & CFO, First Busey Corporation

Dale Gibbons
CFO, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Van B. Hesser
Senior Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Financial Institutions, Kroll Bond Rating

Thomas K. Brown
CEO, Second Curve Capital, LLC

H. Rodgin Cohen
Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Mitchell S. Eitel
Managing Partner, Financial Services Group, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• DBSI Inc.
• Piper Jaffray & Co.
• ProBank Austin and Stinson Leonard Street LLP
• Twain Financial Partners
• Covington & Burling LLP
• Griffin Financial Group LLC
• Mercer Capital
• Directorpoint LLC
• Raymond James Financial, Inc.
• Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum
• Nagelberg LLP
• Day Pitney LLP
• Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company
• Sheshunoff & Co. Investment Banking
• MJC Partners, LLC
• PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP