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Accume Partners has a long history of providing internal audit, regulatory compliance and risk management services to banks and financial institutions. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in the following areas:
- Internal Audit
- Regulatory Compliance
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Technology Risk Management & Cybersecurity Solutions
- Operations and Process Improvement
Through these key areas of focus,we are able to stay in front of change, bring balanced perspectives and the specialized knowledge demanded by today’s banks and financial institutions.
We perform inturnal audits for banks and financial institutions.
Full digital marketing and media company.
Owned and managed by community bankers for community bankers, ACBB has been serving financial institutions since 1983. We provide correspondent services to over 300 shareholder banks in addition to many non-shareholder banks. From our full product and service lineup to banking expertise with a personal touch, we help our customers meet the needs of their communities. ACBB can satisfy the correspondent needs of community banks of all sizes, including regional financial institutions.
ATM Consultants provides a complete, single vendor, ATM outsourcing solution for financial institutions. We provide service, processing, monitoring, hardware and cash management for freestanding cash dispensers as well as advanced functionality branch machines. Utilizing in house technicians and warehousing parts locally helps us decrease downtime for our client’s ATMs.
Merchant Services provider.
Bank Compensations Consulting’s (BCC) team for over two decades has provided their expertise and documented process that assists banks to efficiently enhance earnings with the implementation of effective BOLI strategies.
Since 1998, BCI Financial has provided an easy to use, low risk solution allowing our client banks to increase their loan to asset ratio, diversify their loan portfolio, and improve their efficiency ratio. BCI Financial offers a Prime Quality Auto Loan Pass Through Program for community banks throughout the Northeast. BCI Financial manages all the loan servicing, collections, compliance and reporting for our client banks.
Since 2015, our mission has been to change the way community banks manage information security. Our Virtual CISO Services include Governance, Incident Response Planning, Monitoring & Oversight, Risk Management, Board Cyber Awareness, User Testing & Training, Business Continuity, Information Security Policies, and Vendor Management.
Since 2001, BHG Financial has originated more than $13 billion in loan solutions to top-quality borrowers, which community banks can purchase via the BHG Loan Hub. To date, over 1,500 bank partners have trusted in this program as a proven source of interest income and diversification for their bank.
Brown Security Solutions, LLC has been a leader in the Electronic and Physical Equipment Security field for more than 40 years across New York State.
Sampling of Services Offered:
Electronic & Physical Security Products, Special Projects, Service Contracts, Burglar/Fire Protection, Surveillance, Card Access Control, ATM & TCR Sales and Service, Vault & Safe Sales and Service.
Catalyzer builds and delivers individual and team development programs, focusing on soft skills, that move people from wherever they are toward an organization’s objective state. We’re CEOs, academics, entrepreneurs, West Point graduates – in short, we’ve been where you are. We’ve coached, guided, and empowered dozens of organizations to address key problems in meaningful, lasting, and sometimes surprising ways. We’re Catalyzer. Ignite Great.
Consulting services related to commercial and consumer lending activities. Services include Loan Review, Loan Loss Reserve Methodology and Validation, CRE Concentration analysis, Portfolio Stress Testing, Portfolio Acquisition Review, and related services.
Lisa Fabiaschi, Business Development Manager
Phone: (860) 674-7297
A Buffalo, NY based independent finance company with the purpose of supporting NYS based community banks and companies in providing factoring financing solutions from $250,000 to $5,000,000.
DataSure24 is a managed security service provider (MSSP) with over 15 years of experience serving clients technology needs. Specializing in managed security, cybersecurity assessments, business continuity, and security awareness training, DataSure24 is one of the only managed security service providers to staff a 24/7/365 Security Operation Center (SOC) with U.S. based employees.
The average tenure of our SOC Engineering staff is nine years. DataSure24 is SSAE-18 certified and TIA-942 compliant.
The DataSure24 Advantage
- Top 100 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).
- In-depth understanding of the needs of mission critical systems.
- Unparalleled system monitoring technology.
- Knowledge and ability in all phases of network operations from design to maintenance.
- Scalability, enabling you to develop online business rapidly and effectively.
- Dependable, supportive, and knowledgeable staff to provide solutions at expert levels.
- Significant disaster avoidance and recovery experience and past performance.
Dox offers security compliance audits for organizations that must meet a wide variety of government regulations.
The team at engage fi is a blend of consultants, educators, matchmakers, integrators and advocates. We are laser-focused on guiding financial institutions through our proven process and enabling them to make informed, timely decisions on vendor relationships so they can change at the speed of the consumer. Let’s Engage! http://www.engagefi.com
EPG, Inc. is a trusted partner to the community banking industry for over two decades, providing comprehensive Asset Liability Management services integrated with client-centered investment advisory expertise. EPG, Inc. is a registered SEC advisor.
The FHLBNY is part of a government-sponsored enterprise, owned by its stockholders, that provides wholesale liquidity to member community lenders in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help them more effectively meet the needs of their customers and CRA responsibilities. The FHLBNY is committed to operating a financially safe and sound organization and fostering diversity at all levels by ensuring the inclusion of minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities in employment, in its business activities, and in service contracts.
Finastra delivers the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world, including digital, core banking, lending and mortgage solutions. Our open platform brings parties together to collaborate, innovate, and build great customer experiences for our 4,200+ clients in the U.S. With Finastra, the future of finance is open. Visit http://www.finastra.com/communitymarkets
- CPA Services
- Internal Audit
- Tax Services
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Western New York and a Top 100 largest CPA firm in the United States. Serving closely held businesses, SEC companies, governmental and not-for-profit clients across New York as well as nationally and internationally. Freed Maxick mobilizes high-performance professionals to guide client growth, compliance, security and innovation.
Merchant Services: Credit Card Processing, Card Security, POS, E-Commerce, Mobile Solutions.
Genesis PPG is merchant service company headquartered in upstate New York and has a unique approach to servicing bank clients. Our attention to customer service and credit card security is second to none. We look forward to working with you.
Global Bank Solutions (GLBS) is a full service compliance consulting and audit firm that provides support to Banks, Credit Unions, and other financial institutions. GLBS is headed up by a former Federal bank examiner and also provides BSA, IT, and other services to meet your needs.
GRC Solutions are leaders in compliance training services. Our industry experts and unique development tools allow us to deliver extraordinary training services that increase engagement, reduce training times and improve learning outcomes. Our goal is to effectively create a culture of compliance at your company.
Gina Kurdi, Key Account Executive, HC Solutions
Phone: (845) 462-5167
Harland Clarke Corp. is a leading provider of best-in-class integrated payment solutions including checks, marketing services, card services and analytics, serving multiple industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, insurance, and telecommunications.
Harris Beach attorney Constantine Lizas, former FDIC lead counsel, advises financial services clients on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), digital currency, blockchain, and other banking regulatory issues before the federal banking agencies and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN.) Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally.
Contact: Brian Carnevale, Sr. Manager of Marketing & Business Development
Phone: (585) 419-8689
Cindy Atkinson, VP Relationship Development
Technology & Digital Services
Hartman Executive Advisors is an independent technology and cyber leadership firm working with community bank leaders to strengthen the role that IT plays in supporting their business goals. We help banks leverage technology to evolve the traditional business model and increase operational efficiency, acquire new market share, enhance the customer experience and ultimately drive profitability. We understand that the competitive landscape requires new, or improved use of, technology, better access to data, and advanced analytics to drive business outcomes. Our banking experts can help you with CIO/CISO leadership, IT strategy assessment, software selection, data analytics, digital transformation, security, compliance and risk management, and M&A support. Since Hartman doesn’t profit from the sale of any system or technology, clients can trust the advice and guidance they receive is strictly in their best interest.
Hitachi Capital – Business Finance (“HBF”) is an independent, non bank finance company specializing in providing innovative working capital solutions for small private owned companies. With the financial strength and capital support of Hitachi, Ltd, HBF assists companies that seek restructuring, growth and operating liquidity that can support business cycles that many companies encounter at one time or another.
HBF starts financing from $500,000 and can lend up to $8MM with the ability to fund larger transactions on a one off situation. With experience in financing manufacturers, distributors, service related companies and staffing operations, HBF delivers working capital solutions when other traditional sources cannot.
Promontory Interfinancial Network Changes Its Name to IntraFi Network
The innovative fintech is adopting new names that better describe its suite of financial services — popular products that until now have included CDARS®, Insured Cash Sweep®, Insured Network Deposits®. Going forward, the company’s deposit products will be consolidated into IntraFiSM Network DepositsSM and its funding products will become IntraFi FundingSM. The new name recognizes the evolution over the past 18 years, from a small fintech providing a single service for less than 100 banks to a company offering an array of all-weather solutions to thousands of institutions. It’s a new name, but the same people, products and service to financial institutions like yours. Find out more by clicking HERE
Consultants: Asset/Liability management analysis and consulting, strategic plan preparation, capital planning analysis and facilitation
KOW Building Consultants provides construction consultation services to traditional banks, private lenders, mortgage lending institutions, state housing agencies, city housing agencies, mezzanine lenders and other financial institutions. We provide engineering and building consulting services throughout the country.
Daniel J. White
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 427-4845
Fax: (518) 689-4731
Accounting Firm/Financial Services: assurance, tax & legal, consulting, financial advisory services
La Macchia Group is a comprehensive consulting and design-build firm. Our capable, experienced team provides thorough due diligence, strategic site selection, compelling design and rigorous project management. Our highly specialized experts create financial institutions that are brand-centered facilities tailored to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Services: Collateral Protection Insurance
Law firm that specialises in representing community banks with respect to corporate, regulatory, securities and employee benefits/executive compensation matters.
Correspondent Banking Services: Public Fund Collateral Custody,Check Image Clearing, Fed Funds, International Trade Services, Holding Company Facilities, Letters of Credit, Foreign Exchange Services, Bank Insurance Services, Loan Participations, Domestic and International Funds Transfers, Pension Services, Wholesale Mortgage Products and Investment Management Services.
Main Street, Inc.
Since 1998, Main Street has partnered with more than 2,100 community-oriented financial institutions to enhance account holder relationships with affordable, simple, and efficient checking programs. We deliver straightforward check products at competitive prices coupled with a seamless level of service. Whether you are seeking to improve service to account holders, streamline team’s workload or boost profitability, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
Ncontracts provides comprehensive vendor, compliance, risk management, and lending compliance solutions to a rapidly expanding customer base of over 4,000 financial institutions in the United States. We help financial institutions achieve their compliance and risk management goals with a powerful combination of user-friendly cloud-based software and expert services. The company was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit http://www.ncontracts.com or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
NEACH is a non-profit trade association with more than 45 years of experience helping members originate and receive ACH transactions. NEACH provides products, services, education, and marketing to its member institutions and other New England entities to increase the acceptance, use, and quality of electronic transactions. To learn more, visit https://www.neach.org/
Newcleus is the premier benefit plan and financing strategy provider in the banking industry. Our size and tenure allow us to provide our clients and advisors with the best products, services, administration, and regulatory compliance support available.
Our proprietary MINTS platform currently services over 45,000 policies for more than 750 financial institutions throughout the U.S.
Onovative, an automated marketing and communication software provider, put controls back in the hands of bank marketers. Onovative’s affordable marketing software for planning, automation and execution empowers you to manage data for strategizing throughout the consumer lifecycle and engage with consumers through multiple channels. With software that integrates directly with your existing core banking systems, Onovative helps banks drive results by bolstering growth with their current account holders and within their markets.
Pentegra is a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to banks nationwide. As one of America’s oldest independent fiduciaries, we deliver retirement plans that run with less risk, greater efficiencies and improved outcomes.
With an 80-year legacy of fiduciary expertise and oversight unmatched in the industry today, we partner with firms at the advisor, sponsor and enterprise level to bring maximum flexibility to every opportunity, offering a comprehensive array of retirement plan solutions, plan consulting, TPA services and fiduciary support. Learn more at pentegra.com.
Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Pillar+Aught is a modern, full service law firm providing sophisticated legal counsel to community banks located throughout the Northeast. Its attorneys work directly with c-suite executives, lenders, human resource managers and compliance and workout personnel, offering comprehensive and cost-effective counsel to stock and non-stock community banks and their affiliates.
Piper Sandler is leading investment bank and institutional securities firm driven to help clients Realize the Power of Partnership®. Through a distinct combination of candid counsel, focused expertise and empowered employees, we deliver insight and impact to each and every relationship. Our proven advisory teams combine deep product and sector expertise with ready access to global capital.
Since 1924 The Mark of Plante Moran is not of what we do, but because the experience our Community Bank clients have working with us.
Our Financial Intuitions experts help you with Audit, Tax, Internal Audit, Cybersecurity, Regulatory Compliance, Loan Review, Technology, Risk Management Services.
Premier Brokerage Services, Inc. is a National Marketing organization offering Annuities, DI, Life & LTC Insurance Services.
ProcessMaker is a process automation platform that empowers banks to easily design and automate sophisticated banking processes such as commercial / retail account opening, treasury services / loan origination, and several back office processes.
Credit/Bank Services: Provides small business loans in participation with member banks.
QwickRate’s premier non-brokered CD Marketplace for funding and investing delivers fast connections to more than 3,000 intitutions to proactively manage liquidity needs. Its affordable QwickAnalytics® provides online research on all banks, performance analytics, and regulatory compliance tools including the new CECLSolver™.
R & T Deposit Solutions (R&T) and Total Bank Solutions (TBS) have combined to drive innovation and expand our suite of comprehensive products and services. As trusted leaders in the industry, we will continue to help banks, credit unions, wealth managers and trust institutions meet their unique cash sweep or placement, deposit funding and securities-based lending needs.
The Rivel Prospect Benchmarks® are the largest syndicated banking brand studies in the world. The survey program interviews hundreds of thousands of bank customers (Retail and Commercial) on how happy they are with their current bank, how likely they are to switch, what would make them switch, which banks they would consider switching to, and how best to reach them with a marketing message.
The Rivel Customer Benchmarks® are the largest syndicated banking customer studies in the world. The surveys cover hundreds of thousands of customers (Retail and Commercial) who rate the banking institutions they use on dozens of metrics including responsiveness, value for fees, staff training, mobile app ease of use, ATM quality, runaround, call center quality, etc.
Joe Haller, Senior Vice President
295 Main Street, Suite 986
Buffalo, NY 14203
John Canty, Senior Vice President
295 Main Street, Suite 986
Buffalo, NY 14203
William Welsh, Senior Vice President
One Exchange Plaza, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 504-9226
Fax: (212) 344-5771
Financial Services: Research, purchase, sale, underwriting, trading, distribution & marketing of bank qualified tax exempt securities
S.R. Snodgrass, P.C. was built on a strong foundation of stability, integrity, and high-quality customer service. Since 1946, our independent accounting and consulting firm has assisted clients in our ever-changing world by taking a consultative approach. As The Banking Experts, we serve approximately 160 financial institutions and are in banks daily. Our professionals provide vast expertise in the areas of auditing and assurance, internal audit and regulatory compliance outsourcing, information technology, consulting, enterprise risk management, and tax management.
SHAZAM pioneered the PIN-debit point-of-sale transaction, still used worldwide today. We’re the only nationwide independent, member-owned debit network, processor and core provider supporting community banks and credit unions. Since we don’t answer to shareholders, we can reinvest profits in technologies our clients need as they serve the next generation of consumers. SHAZAM ensures our clients have the products and services they demand and expect in a cost-effective way. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Iowa, we’re a leader in payments and financial technology, with a simple mission: Strengthening community financial institutions. Visit us today at shazam.net.
Shield Compliance is transforming the way cannabis banks and legal marijuana financial institutions manage risk, comply with regulations and satisfy operational demands across the United States.
Enhanced, cloud-based tools empower compliance officers with rich information and timely reporting.
- Transaction amounts reconciled across multiple data sources
- Detailed transaction level reconciliation of against client financial statements
- Transaction verification with online invoice and receipt collection
Chris Kelley, Partner
Office: (207) 289-3135
Executive recruitment: executive search firm specializing in talent acquisition and recruitment for community and regional banks. Engagements include C-suite, departmental and business line leaders, and skilled individual contributors.
SRM is currently serving over 200 financial institutions to reduce expenses, enhance revenue and maximize bottom line performance. Drawing on its extensive experience, market insight, and proprietary benchmarking database, SRM helps banks improve their bottom line, without sacraficing qulaity or valued vendor relationships.
Sunwealth is a clean energy investment firm working to change who has access to renewable energy by changing the way we invest in it. Since 2014, Sunwealth has invested over $80 million in 500+ community-based solar projects nationwide and attracted investment from leading impact-driven investors, including Calvert Impact Capital, Sierra Club Foundation, Boston Impact Initiative and over 400 high net worth individuals, foundations, family offices, endowments and corporations. In 2021, Impact Assets named Sunwealth to its IA50, a leading list of impact fund managers.
CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT:
T.Gschwender is a diversified consulting company that has been supporting financial institutions since 1984. We like to describe ourselves as a highly sophisticated “Credit Department,” providing Independent (risk-based) Loan Reviews, CRE Stress Testing, Appraisal Reviews, Annual Reviews, Underwriting support and special project assistance. Our employees have extensive banking and corporate management experience with an excellent understanding of your needs. Using a proprietary, state-of-the-art, system enables our “risk-based” loan reviews to be among the best in the industry. For clients with electronic files, we can offer any service on a remote basis. Contact us at email@example.com.
The Baker Group is one of the nation’s largest independently owned securities firms specializing in investment portfolio management for community financial institutions. Since 1979, we’ve helped our clients improve decision-making, manage interest rate risk, and maximize investment portfolio performance.
Services: Accounting & Auditing; Tax Planning & Compliance; Business Advisory; Personal & Business Finance
Products and Services: Consulting, Investment Banking, Profitability Analyses
The Kafafian Group is a finance, strategy, and operations consulting firm specializing in performance management, profitability outsourcing, strategic and business planning, regulatory assistance, profit/process improvement, board and management advisory services, and investment banking advisory services.
TransWestern Capital Advisors harnesses the power of best-in-class fixed income and risk management on behalf of community banks across the country. The firm was founded and managed by bankers for bankers, and key principals have worked with community banks for 30 years.
TWC offers co-mingled and customized on-balance sheet investment solutions, including an SEC-registered mutual fund created specifically for banks that offers next-day liquidity, 20% risk-weighting, and active interest rate risk management. The firm also tailors investment and liquidity management solutions to optimize performance and manage risk, all as defined by bank leadership.
Accounting Firm: Consulting and Assurance Service
Upgrade partners with community banks to provide access to prime credit quality consumer assets. Upgrade offers affordable and responsible credit products to mainstream consumers through personal loans, auto refi and lines/cards.
Velocity Solutions, LLC is setting the standard as the industry’s leading professional in assisting banks in all facets related to Bank Owned Life Insurance (“BOLI”), as well as executive/director compensation benefit plans. Our consultative approach to education, evaluation, implementation, along with regulatory compliance is unmatched. Velocity Solutions is your bank’s partner, not just another vendor.
Verdi Planning Company is a consulting/research firm concentrating on community and regional bank delivery network optimization, branch planning and transformation, digital banking, customer channel use evolution, technology adaptation and justification and customer financial position and needs. Verdi Planning Company employs a detailed inter-disciplinary, data driven approach that yields pragmatic implementable and profitable plans.
Stephen R. King, Director, Regulatory Compliance
John Doherty, Financial Institution Audit and Tax
Accounting Firm/Consultant/Technology Services: Risk Management Services, Bank Audit & Tax