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Deposit Placement Services

As a trusted partner chosen by more than 3,000 financial services companies, IntraFi defines success not by the volume of transactions it enables, but by the quality of relationships it forms. IntraFi’s network, established over 20 years ago, connects institutions of all sizes to help participants build stronger relationships with their customers, fund more loans, seamlessly manage their liquidity needs, and earn fee income. The network brings scale, giving each participant access to tens of billions of dollars in funding, the highest per-depositor and per-bank capacity, and the peace of mind of being able to make large-dollar placements.


Shannon Prendergast, Managing Director/NY
1300 North 17th Street
Suite 1800
Arlington VA 22209
Phone: (703)-292-5930
Mobile: (703) 216-7044

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Legal Services

Luse Gorman, PC has specialized in representing community financial institutions for over 25 years. We are consistently one of the leading law firms nationally in mergers and acquistions, and the leader in capital raising transactions, including stock and debt offerings, mutual-to-stock conversions, mutual holding company reorganizations and other capital raising transactions. Our attorneys have completed more than 150 mergers in the past ten years alone, and nearly 100 capital raising transactions during this time period. We also advise financial institutions on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including ESOPs. A substantial part of our Firm’s practice also includes advising clients on SEC reporting and compliance, stockholder relations, corporate governance, strategic planning and bank regulatory and enforcement matters.


Jeff Cardone, Partner
5335 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 780
Washington, DC 20015
Work Phone: (202) 274-2033
Work Fax: (202) 362-2902

Ncontracts provides comprehensive vendor, compliance, risk management, and lending compliance solutions to a rapidly expanding customer base of 4,000 financial services companies 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.

Our solution suite encompasses the complete lifecycle of risk, including vendor management, enterprise risk management, business continuity, compliance, audit and findings management, and cybersecurity.

The company was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for the fifth consecutive year. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Rashida Holmes, SVP Partnership & Outreach
214 Overlook Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (888) 370-5552
(202) 460-2686

Financial innovation & insight

Newcleus powers financial institutions and their employees by designing and administering innovative compensation, benefits planning, and financing solutions.   From BOLI to 401(K) to compensation plans, our expertise includes fiduciary and regulatory compliance support.

We analyze market trends and survey experts in our field to provide our 750+ clients with the most cutting-edge financial solutions available.  We are redefining the industry standard with our innovative approach to compensation and benefits solutions.  Our MINTS platform, educational services, and expertise enable us to design plans that meet the unique needs of multi-generational teams.

At the heart of everything we do, our purpose is to empower our customers with solutions that strengthen their financial position and that attract and retain the best talent.

Fabrizio D’Uva, Regional Managing Director

411 S State Street
3rd Floor
Newtown, PA 18940
Work Phone: (267) 291-2130
Cell Phone: (609) 977-5891




Retirement Services

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

John Schafer, National Leader, Financial Institutions Channel
701 Westchester Avenue
Suite 320E
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 821-9534
Mobile: (317) 506-6875

Preferred Partners - t.gschwender


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

Bharpur “Bo” Singh, President & Owner

1114 Springwood Lane
Collegeville, PA 19426
Work Phone: (610) 454-7209


Website: T.Gschwender & Associates

  • Bank access to competitive credit
  • Debit and merchant processing options
  • Comprehensive card management tools
  • Exclusive Fraud Loss Protection program
  • Competitive credit card portfolio valuation
  • Consultation and purchase options
  • Total Card Management® Program
  • Evaluate and consultation on direct-issuing banks’ portfolios
  • Purchase community bank credit card portfolios
  • Help agent bank partners develop start-up portfolios
  • Mortgage lending
  • Products and services through strategic partnerships
  • Powerful technology through multiple providers
  • Website:
  • Phone: (800) 422-6442
  • Address: 775 Ridge Lake Blvd., Suite 175
    Memphis, TN 38120
  • Contact: Jim Reber, President/CEO
  • Email:
  • Full suite of investment products and services exclusively through Stifel.
  • State-of-the-art asset/liability and bond accounting products
  • Full calendar of educational events for community banks and investment professionals

The nationally acclaimed ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program promotes early-stage solutions designed specifically for community banks and the customers those banks serve.

The accelerator identifies and supports a variety of mission-driven, growth-stage providers through a proven methodology that rapidly validates and helps shape emerging industry solutions.

With this program, ICBA accelerates industry innovation by focusing on cutting costs, driving customer engagement, increasing revenue, and maximizing go-to-market strategies.

Since its inception in 2018, the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program has connected the most innovative, cutting-edge fintech companies in the world with more than 1,000 community bankers and industry leaders.


Phone: (800) 422-8439

Address: 1615 L Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036


Banks & Diversified Financial Institutions

Meeting the insurance needs of depository financial institution clients, which can range from a community bank to a credit union to a diversified financial company, can be a challenge. Fortunately, Travelers has many solutions for this varied client segment.

Mark Horton, Agent
10810 Executive Center Drive, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: (800) 542-8770

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