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Adams & Reese, LLP   
Phil Buffington
1501 Main Street, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201   
1018 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 800
Ridgeland, MS 39157   
Phone: (601) 292-0745   
Fax: (601) 355-9708   

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm located throughout the southern United States and in Washington, DC. Our banking practice includes: Regulatory; Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Formations; Capital Planning; Enforcement Actions; Payment and Investment Systems; Checks, Drafts, and Other Electronic Transactions; Corporate Trusts; Asset Based and Secured Lending; Bankruptcy and Workouts; Structured Finance/Restructuring; Letters of Credit; Financial Derivatives; Public Finance; Tax Credit Investment; Banking, Employment, Mortgage Servicing and Lender Liability Litigation; and Expert Witness Services.


Appalachian Development Corporation

J. Connally Bradley
Executive Director
880 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Ste. 3E
Greenville, SC  29607
Phone:  864-382-2358
Fax:  864-382-2370


The Appalachian Development Corporation (ADC) has been a lending partner to businesses located in

South Carolina since 1982. Financial institutions who partner with the ADC can structure their financing packages to mitigate credit risk by improving the loan-to-value of a project and the borrower's monthly debt service and position themselves to obtain more business by offering loans to qualified borrowers through reduced equity requirements.



Allied Solutions

Brian Curtis

1006 Palmyra Drive

Tega Cay, SC 29708

P: 989-714-7725



Allied Solutions is one of the largest providers of insurance, lending, and marketing products to financial institutions in the US. Allied Solutions uses technology based products and services customized to meet the needs of 4,000 clients along with a portfolio of innovative products and services from a wide variety of providers. Allied Solutions maintains 16 regional offices and service centers around the country and is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc. Visit to learn more. 
  ATM Response

Contact: Tony Webb

PO BOX 1743

Suwanee, GA 30024-0973

P: 770-855-2989



ATM Response is an armored car company providing custom cash logistics and ATM maintenance solutions for Financial Institutions throughout the southeast. Founded in 1982 and based in Suwanee, Georgia, ATM Response offers a wide range of service offerings including Cash Delivery from the Federal Reserve, ATM Maintenance Programs and ATM Balancing and Replenishment.


ATM Response – Safe. Secure. Reliable.




The Baker Group   

Josh Lee   

1900 The Exchange, Suite 645

Atlanta, GA 30339   

Phone: (405) 415-7338
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. Our proven approach of total resource integration utilizes software and products developed by Baker's Software Solutions combined with the firm's investment experience and advice.      


Bankers Healthcare Group   

Melissa Whelan, SVP Global Sales

201 Solar Street

Syracuse, New York 13204    

Phone: (315) 559-7641

Want high-quality commercial loans delivered to your desk daily?  Bankers Healthcare Group can provide your bank with our loan program and earn you interest income without the hassle of originations.  We have provided over $3 billion in originated, underwritten and funded medical professional commercial loans to 825+ banks since 2001.




Business Development Corporation

of South Carolina

Peter G. Shand   

PO Box 21823   

Columbia, SC 29221   

Phone: (803) 744-0305   

Fax: (803) 744-0601

BDC is a non-bank commercial lending company specializing in SBA lending and the State Small Business Credit Initiative Loan Participation Program (SSBCI-LPP). These programs along with the Capital Access Program for smaller commercial loans and the SBA-504 program through our affiliate CDC are utilized to support our member banks by assisting them in getting challenging deals done. Our website outlines all of our programs in detail at Created by the South Carolina Legislature in 1958 to help foster economic development and job creation, BDC’s Board of Directors includes many of the state’s leading community and commercial bankers.

   Cadence Bank  Creating Innovative Solutions for Community Banks, is our mission
   Trey Moore  statement.          
   7001 St. Andrews Road, PMB 376
   Columbia, SC 29212 
   Phone: (803) 530-6870



The Capital Corporation

C. Dan Adams   

84 Villa Road   

Greenville, SC 29615   

Phone: (864) 672-8400   

Fax: (864) 542-1661

The Capital Corporation has been helping "lower middle market" companies, (revenues between $10 million and $100 million), achieve their financial objectives since 1991.  We specialize in navigating our clients through the complicated and time intensive processes of selling their businesses, acquiring other businesses, and/or securing capital. Our clients are served exclusively by senior principals with Blue Chip backgrounds and experience (e.g. Bank of America, Merrill Lynch etc.). The Capital Corporation is one of only six investment banks in the U.S. which are members of IMAP’s exclusive international M&A network that sources buyers from 30+ different countries.






CenterState Bank   

Parker Grubbs   

120 Club Oaks Court, Suite 150   

Winstom-Salem, NC 27104   

Phone: (336) 659-7101   

Fax: (336) 659-7107

Created in 2008, the Correspondent Division employs over eighty-five dedicated correspondent banking professionals.  The Team manages over 600 relationships in 35 states. In addition to the Bank’s main office in Winter Haven, Florida, Correspondent offices are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC. Additional Business Development Offices are scattered throughout the country. Primary services offered include: Investment Portfolio Strategies; Bond Accounting/Safekeeping; Asset/Liability Management; ARC Hedge Program; C&I Loan Sales; Clearing/Cash Management; and International Services.





Community Bankers’ Bank   

Rose Washofsky

2601 Promenade Parkway   

PO Box 268

Midlothian, VA 23113

Phone: (804) 398-8007

Fax: (804) 378-2856

Community Bankers’ Bank (CBB) is a Virginia-chartered financial institution whose parent company, CBB Financial Corp. (CBBFC) is owned by community banks.  For over 25 years, this unique correspondent banking model has delivered an assortment of innovative products and solutions to community banks across the Fifth Federal Reserve District. CBB offers a full spectrum of state-of-the-art correspondent banking services; provides expert consulting and investment services; and offers municipal leasing and loan participation opportunities to over 200 community bank shareholders and clients in the Fifth Federal Reserve District. Low cost delivery, expert guidance, professional funds management, and asset growth is our value proposition.





CRS Data   

Jason Pruitt   

341 Troy Circle   

Knoxville, TN 37919   

Phone: (770) 883-6609

CRS Data provides community banks across the southeastern United States the ability to perform fully compliant in-house property evaluations. By doing so, community banks can not only stay compliant with all state and federal real-estate lending guidelines, but save time and money, while also having a non-interest income stream for your institution. The CRS Banker Suite Program also allows community banks the ability to prospect for maturing real estate loans in your target markets.


H. Spann Laffitte, Jr.
Vice President of Sales 
and Account Management

Delta Dental
1320 Main Street, Suite 650
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Direct: 803-454-8454

Delta Dental is proud to be America’s largest, most experienced dental benefits company. Made up of 39 independent, affiliated member companies, Delta Dental is a not-for-profit organization with some for-profit affiliates. Delta Dental’s member companies are all members of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), whose mission is to help improve the overall oral health of the nation by making dental care more available and affordable to the public through the expansion of dental benefits programs. Together, we offer a nationwide dental benefit programs for a wide range of groups and individuals. Delta Dental member companies administer programs that provide enrollees with quality, cost-effective dental benefits. Since 1954, Delta Dental has worked to improve oral health in the U.S. by emphasizing preventive care, and making dental coverage affordable to a wide variety of groups.      





Michelle Bussey

3 Gresham Landing   

Stockbridge, GA 30281   

Phone: (770) 506-0990

Since 1973, Econ-O-Check has helped thousands of financial institutions create deeper customer relationships and achieve their revenue goals with key financial solutions such as retail checking, direct response insurance programs and identity theft protection products.





Elliott Davis, LLC   

Robert Stevens, Shareholder

1901 Main Street, Suite 900   

Columbia, SC 29201   

Phone: (864) 552-4819    

Fax: (864) 241-5838

Elliott Davis, LLC is a super-regional CPA firm that provides audit, tax and consulting services to over 150 financial institutions across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US. Our team of more than 100 professionals dedicated to the banking industry serves both private and public institutions with audit, tax and consulting services. In addition to traditional external audits and tax preparation, Elliott Davis, LLC offers consulting services which include: loan review, internal audit, compliance, information technology, SOX assistance, and trust reviews.  Visit our website at to learn more.





Employer HR Group   

Josh Ard   

1100 Shirley Street, Suite 200   

Columbia, SC 29205   

Phone: (803) 252-2566

Fax: (803) 400-1987    

Employer HR Group provides a consolidated resource of HR Services for SC Community Banks. With our local team of HR consultants and administrators, we are your comprehensive provider or HR Compliance, Payroll/Tax Management, Time & Attendance, Benefits Administration, and ACA Reporting. In business for 20+ years, we’ve had the fortunate privilege of working with Community Banks and small business throughout SC.      

Equias Alliance, an NFP Company

Glenn A. Blackwood

3500 Fairlane Farms Road

Suite 11

Wellington, FL 33414

Phone: (561) 798-5620

Fax: (561) 798-3511


Equias Alliance provides implementation and administrative consulting services for non-qualified executive/director benefit programs and bank owned life insurance (BOLI) to over 1,200 banking organizations across the United States. Equias Alliance is an associate member of Independent Banks of South Carolina and has the exclusive endorsement of the American Bankers Association through its subsidiary, the Corporation for American Banking. In his 25+ years in this business, Managing Consultant Glenn Blackwood has worked with over 150 banking organizations in the southeast. Together with his colleague Joe Schaefer, the Equias Alliance team provides value via a consultative approach, extensive market knowledge and familiarity with banking professionals in the legal, accounting and regulatory arenas.




Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta   

Michael Nguyen  

1475 Peachtree Street, NE

6th Floor Funding Desk

Atlanta, GA 30309   

Phone: (404) 888-8348   

Fax: (404) 888-8022

FHLBank Atlanta offers competitively-priced financing, community development grants, and other banking services to help member financial institutions make affordable home mortgages and provide economic development credit to neighborhoods and communities. The Bank’s members—its shareholders and customers—are commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions, and insurance companies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  FHLBank Atlanta is one of 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Since 1990, the FHLBanks have awarded approximately $5 billion in Affordable Housing Program funds, assisting more than 791,000 households.




Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Paul Frey

530 E. Trade Street   

Charlotte, NC 28202   

Phone: (704) 358-2544

Fax: (704) 358-2566

The mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is to inspire trust and confidence in the U.S. financial system. We influence monetary policy, we supervise financial institutions, and we are the banker for banks.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is part of the nation’s central banking system. The Bank is driven by knowledge and the evolving economic interests of the nation, not by profit or a bottom line. The Bank fosters the stability, integrity and efficiency of the nation’s monetary, financial and payments systems. Our work affects every member of American society.

Rachel Nichols
Regional Sales Manager
605 Crescent Executive Court, Suite 600
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
Phone: 321-432-9032
Fax: 503-276-3809
To provide community banks with competitive solutions to enable them to compete against the “mega banks” to ensure they have products the consumer is demanding all while ensuring they remain compliance heavy. Benefits include seamless experience, efficiencies, open arcitecture, fast rol, “one platform”, ultimate customer experience and heavy in compliance.          




First South Carolina Securities, Inc.   

Larry Jordan   

6300 St. Andrews Road, Suite B   

Columbia, SC 29212   

Phone: (803) 731-0455

First South Carolina Securities, Inc. opened in June 1985, and is a broker dealer specializing in fixed income securities. The company has worked with South Carolina community banks since its opening in 1985, and provides services in asset/liability management, budgeting and interest rate risk management.






Rick Faust   

8 Hunters Ridge Rd. 

Johnson City, TN 37604

Office: 423-268-2904   

Cell: 843-325-4529
Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions. We're helping more than 13,000 clients worldwide create and deliver experiences for a digital world that's always on. Solutions that enable today's consumer to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. At the point of thought.




FNBB Capital Markets   

Wes Caudell   

600 University Park Place

Suite 380

Birmingham, AL 35209   

Phone: (866) 405-6864

Fax: (205) 969-9227

FNBB Capital Markets offers a full suite of investment products designed especially for community banks. Our fixed-income desk offers competitive pricing on a wide range of bank eligible securities. Asset Liability Management provides multidimensional analysis of the

balance sheet, incorporating interest rate risk, income simulation and market valuation using deterministic modeling.  FNBB’s portfolio accounting and safekeeping systems utilize the latest technology with integrated services to streamline processes and ensure accuracy. FNBB Capital Markets, LLC provides Retirement Benefit plans and Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) products with an emphasis on consultative services, ongoing performance reviews, implementation and administration of plans and proper compliance.





Harper McNeil Consulting, Inc.   

Robert Harper (B0b)   

3020 Lake Wylie Drive   

Rock Hill, SC 29732   

Phone: (803) 329-2305

Denise McNeil

229 Freshwater Lane

Mooresville, NC 28117


Harper McNeil provides unbiased technology consulting yielding successful results for hundreds of financial institutions, many engage us repeatedly as they grow. When working with our clients and their respective vendors, our company strives to guide your effort toward the most productive new technology. We thoroughly understand banking and always incorporate the bank’s objectives.





Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.  

A. Parker Barnes, III, Esq.   

1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor   

Columbia, SC 29201   

Phone: (803) 779-3080   

Fax: (803) 765-1243

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. provides business, litigation and financial legal services to national and international clients. Excellent, efficient legal service requires an in-depth knowledge of our clients’ businesses and the challenges they face in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. With attorneys experienced in a full range of practice areas, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys work as a member of our clients’ team, providing advice and counsel for a broad range of matters, including general operations, regulatory compliance, corporate organization and governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, taxation, employment, and litigation.



Herald Office Solutions

Myers Jordan, Vice President

PO BOX 1288

Dillon, SC 29536

P: (843) 632-1758



Herald Office Solutions is a 5th Generation Family Business celebrating our 125th year anniversary in 2019.  Founded in 1894 in Dillon, South Carolina, we have grown to be a statewide provider of business products in multiple segments.  Originally founded as a newspaper, we continue to serve as a large printing, promotional, and embroidered apparel provider.  However, through the years, we have grown to be one of the largest family-owned companies in the state to offer Coffee and Water Services, Breakroom Supplies, Furniture and Interior Design, Office and Janitorial Products, Copiers and Managed Print Services, Banking Supplies, Rubber Stamps and Vinyl Wraps/Exterior Signage, and Document Management Technology Solutions. Our goal is to make supply chain simple by striving to be the Carolinas’ Leading Complex Procurement Solutions Provider.  Basically, we operate by custom-tailoring our offering to build a program that fits the individual partner’s needs, while reducing both cost and headache.  This is coupled with both pricing transparency and in-depth data analytics back to our customers’ controllers.  The result is a system that holds both ourselves and your purchasing teams accountable to a streamlined system that produces real cost savings both in hard costs, like the cost of goods, and soft costs, such as accounting and purchasing hours.

Towne Mortgage Company

DBA Homeowners Mortgage 

Chad Farmer    

2530 Devine Street   

Columbia, SC 29205    

Phone: (803) 351-2384

Founded in 1983, Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises is an industry leading lender focused on efficiently and effectively originating, selling and financing residential mortgage loans.

Our mission to provide excellence in quality home financing by delivering an exceptional customer experience to all we serve. By delivering a full suite of mortgage loan products, we have successfully served the communities in our markets for over 32 years, earning our reputation as one of the premier residential mortgage lenders in the Southeastern U.S.

Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises is a proud member of the Towne Family of Companies, which includes Towne Mortgage Company, AmeriCU Mortgage and ACH Trust. We are licensed to originate in the majority of the continental United States and we service nearly 100% of the loans we process. This means that we control nearly every aspect of your transaction in-house, giving us the unique ability to consistently update you on the status of your loan no matter where you are in the process.

Our team of mortgage professionals provides an excellent support system to our growing clientele. We continue to expertly navigate through the ever-changing landscape of the mortgage lending business by offering unparalleled assistance, technical expertise and problem solving skills. Our goal is to provide an efficient, diligent and positive customer experience by closing every creditworthy loan in a timely and professional manner.




ICBA Securities

Southeast Regional Office

(serving AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN)
David Moore, SVP
4209 Kinsmon Way
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 650-9810
Fax: (770) 650-9810

ICBA Securities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ICBA Services Network.  ICBA Securities (through its relationship with Vining Sparks) provides comprehensive balance sheet solutions to 2,500 community bank focused clients (and growing). Their support covers many areas: Asset/Liability Management, liquidity assistance, commercial/residential loan portfolio analysis & trading, SBA/USDA analysis & trading, securities portfolio analysis & trading, bond accounting, safekeeping, interest rate products & hedging strategies, investment banking, wholesale funding, education, research, advocacy and much more. ICBA Securities also has a mandated set of policies for the protection of its bank clients: rigorous sales rep requirements, a suitable security list, and a pricing policy that is determined by its Board of Directors (also community bankers). Finally, ICBA Securities has a unique, formal agreement to return all of its earnings to either state associations or its parent, the ICBA, in the form of royalties and dividends.


ICBA Securities

powered by Vining Sparks

Jim Reber, President/CEO

775 Ridge Lake Blvd., Ste. 175   

Memphis, TN 38120   

Phone: 800-422-6442

ICBA Securities provides a full suite of investment products and services for community banks through its exclusively endorsed broker, Vining Sparks.  Included are traditional debt securities, interest rate products, whole loans, and M&A and bank valuation services. Vining Sparks also has state-of-the-art asset/liability and bond accounting products.  ICBA Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ICBA, provides a full calendar of educational events for community bankers and investment professionals.  ICBA Securities is the only broker/dealer owned by the community banking industry.





J. W. Hunt & Company, LLP   

William T. Pouncey   

1607 St. Julian Place   

Columbia, SC 29204   

Phone: (803) 728-8655

Fax: (803) 726-3015

Organized in 1934, J. W. Hunt and Company is one of the more prominent locally owned accounting firms in Columbia. We offer all of the traditional audit and accounting services and provide these services to an extensive clientele representing a broad cross-section of

business and government. We also provide specialized tax research, planning, and other services in support of our audit and accounting services. A large portion of our audit practice is devoted to financial institutions. We also offer outsourced internal audit as well as other specialized engagements to financial institutions designed to meet their various regulatory requirements.





Hub International

Mac Humphries  

1330 Lady Street   

Columbia, SC 29201   

Phone: (803) 227-4827

Fax: (803) 771-7991

KeenanSuggs Insurance is a leading commercial, personal and benefits firm serving businesses and individuals across the Southeast. From our dedicated team of industry specialists, to our experienced client service and risk management departments, KeenanSuggs Insurance is proud to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients. Insurance is complicated. We can help.


KBS Results, LLC

Kimberly Snyder, President    

2840 Electric Road, Ste. 201A   

Roanoke, VA 24018   

Phone: (540) 685-2559

We offer executive, financial and risk management services to community banks - our mission is to develop a collaborative, engaging partnership with our clients to assist them in moving projects forward, and then get out of their way so they can run their bank.      



Ken Smith, Inc.   

Ken Smith   

8661 Monroe Road   

Charlotte, NC 28212   

Phone: (704) 536-1300   

Fax: (704) 536-1334

Ken Smith, Inc. is a small, family owned business headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  which started operation in 1969.  We are a leading provider of physical and electronic security to financial institutions in the Southeast.  Our retail division also provides products and services to convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and other commercial entities. We pride ourselves on offering cutting edge technology solutions to suit the end users' needs and budgets.



Main Street, Inc

Cynthia Glover, VP of Business Development
Phone: (866)380-4816

19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203


Main Street partners with over 2,100 community-oriented financial institutions to provide data-driven solutions. Our affordable, effective check program designed to meet the needs of financial institutions like yours is easy to manage and leaves out the hidden fees you’ll find in other programs. But we don’t stop there. Our TargetSmart data-driven marketing program offers tools to help you win in today’s market with our simple, 3-step process for gaining account holder insights, reaching potential account holders with marketing programs, and measuring the effectiveness of your efforts to give you growth power you never thought possible.




Rich Houghton   

3038 McNaughton Drive   

Columbia, SC    29223   

Phone: (803) 788-6442

ManagedPrint manages printer/MFP fleets based on HP technologies. ManagedPrint is a premier HP partner and in 2015 Best in Class for ManagedPrint Services.





Pearl Meyer   

J. Timothy O'Rourke

505 Millstone Drive   

Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: (919) 644-6962 ext. 1109   

Cell: (919) 906-4509

Fax: (919) 644-6969

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Through knowledgeable consultants focused exclusively on the financial sector, our Banking Industry Group has helped hundreds of financial institutions achieve their objectives. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Raleigh and San Jose.




Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Kris Trainor

200 Galleria Parkway, SE Suite 1700

Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (800)277-0080


Fax: (770)980-4182

Mauldin & Jenkins is a regional CPA firm founded in 1918 and focusing on providing audit, tax, and consulting (internal audit, compliance, BSA, IT, loan review and other advisory) services to both public and private financial institutions throughout the southeast. For 100-years, Mauldin & Jenkins has proven to provide the excellent quality service you expect and doing so for a reasonable price.


McGuireWoods Consulting

Amber Barnes
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 1050
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 251-2314
Fax: (803) 251-2315

McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC (MWC), provides clients with comprehensive advice and solutions for their government relations and business development needs. Our relationships with top business and government leaders throughout the country are fundamental in meeting our clients’ objectives. We offer experience in various industries including education, financial services, healthcare, insurance, public utilities, real estate and telecommunications. Led by former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges, Hodges Consulting Group was formed in January of 2003. In 2009, we merged with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC, which is a division of McGuireWoods LLP, an international law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. The MWC lobbying and local government team is headed by Billy Boan, who serves as Senior Vice President for State Government Relations. Joining Mr. Boan on the South Carolina lobbying team are Robert Adams, Brian Flynn and Amber Barnes.




Nelson, Mullins, Riley, & Scarborough   

Neil E. Grayson   

2 West Washington St, 4th Floor  

Greenville, SC 29601   

Phone: (864) 373-2235

Fax: (864) 373-2300

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has a strong South Carolina presence and a national banking practice, with more than 175 years' collective experience among our senior banking attorneys. We handle a wide variety of work for financial institutions, including bank regulatory; M&A; securities; corporate governance; employment matters; internal investigations; commercial and general litigation; loan work-outs and collections; real estate, workout, bankruptcy, foreclosure and collection litigation; consumer finance and consumer real estate finance defensive litigation; state law operational issues; privacy issues; commercial lending and real estate finance; lender liability litigation; and Dodd-Frank Act and CFPB compliance.


  Jimmy Outlaw
J Outlaw Consulting
The Trusted Friend of Community Banks

As an agent for your community bank or credit union, Jimmy Outlaw, of J. Outlaw Consulting, compares vendor programs, reviews contracts, and negotiates with check vendors to reduce cost and bring in new revenue. Over 35 years in the financial services industry gives Jimmy the experience and insight to expertly negotiate on your behalf. His expertise has saved clients millions of dollars. 

The J. Outlaw Consulting process is simple and straightforward. Invest one hour up-front to provide contract details, and business goals. Jimmy takes it from there and manages every aspect of your vendor contract negotiations. One more hour to review final results is all the time it takes to complete the process. Let J. Outlaw Consulting handle the nuts and bolts of your vendor agreements, and free up your team to focus on your business.


Get to know Jimmy through his weekly LinkedIn video series called “Make it happen!” You’ll love his passion for the industry, friendly advice and contagious enthusiasm.



Frank Spence - SVP

4505 Country Club Road   

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Phone: (415) 399-1900 x723


Founded by community bankers in 1997, PCBB was created with the sole purpose of helping community-based financial institutions become stronger. Our goal was to create an organization that would provide fellow bankers with high-quality, competitively-priced correspondent banking solutions and personalized service. PCBB provides a comprehensive set of products and services covering multiple areas important to our customers, including: correspondent and commercial banking, hedging, and international. PCBB also offers a variety of consulting services ranging from asset liability management, relationship profitability, stress testing, and loan reserve analysis, including CECL. Our services are designed to help you compete more effectively, but we never compete against you for your own customers.




The Plateau Group, Inc.

Dick Williams, President

PO Box 7001   

Crossville, TN 38555

Phone: (800) 752-8328

Fax: (931) 484-0692

Integrated Financial Solutions, LLC

Michael Boozer   

Phone: (931) 484-8411   

Fax: (931) 484-0692

The Plateau Group, Inc., founded in 1981 in Crossville, Tennessee, and its subsidiaries provide valuable loan protection products, reinsurance services and other products to banks and other entities that offer consumer financing throughout the United States and South Pacific Islands. Plateau is focused on the continuing development of new products and distribution channels to sustain long-term profitability and steady growth.


  Pentegra Retirement Services

Andrew Strock
2 Enterprise Dr, Ste. 408
Shelton, CT 06484-4657

Ph: 203-567-2228



Founded by the Federal Home Loan Bank System in 1943, today Pentegra is the retirement plan provider of choice for community banks nationwide, with more than 1,200 bank retirement plans and over $13 billion in plan assets under management. Pentegra offers more than 75 years of industry knowledge and insights in developing bank retirement plan solutions designed to attract, retain and reward the talent needed to ensure your bank’s success and drive more successful retirement plan outcomes for your employees.


- Qualified retirement plan solutions and fiduciary outsourcing solutions, with expertise in all plan types including 401(k) plans, Defined Benefit Pension plans, KSOPs, ESOPs, Profit Sharing plans, Cash Balance plans and specialty plans


-Non-qualified Executive Benefit and Director plans, including Executive Incentive Retirement Plans (EIRP), Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP)/Director Retirement Plans (DRP), Executive & Director Deferred Compensation Plans and Group Term Replacement Plans


-Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) financing to help you implement a more cost-effective strategy to offset some or all of the expenses related to your retirement plan and other employee benefit programs


Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

Contact: Danny Capitel

1300 North 17th St, Ste 1800

Arlington, VA 22209

P: 866-776-6246 x3470



With the largest bank network of its kind, a Network comprised of thousands of financial institutions nationwide, Promontory Interfinancial Network offers unique services that bring banks and other institutions together in a way that enables each to benefit from The Power of ManySM. Promontory Network members use its services—Insured Cash Sweep®, or ICS®; CDARS®; Promnet Repo®; IND®; Yankee Sweep®; and Bank Assetpoint®—to manage their balance sheets more profitably. Visit to find out how Promontory Interfinancial Network can help your bank:  

Limits, other terms, and conditions apply. Insured Cash Sweep, ICS, CDARS, IND, Bank Assetpoint, and Yankee Sweep are registered service marks, and The Power of Many is a service mark, of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. The Promnet Repo service is provided by Assetpoint Financial, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC.

  Raymond James

Contact: Kip Tullos

2900 Hwy 280, Suite 100

Birmingham, AL 35223

P: 205-874-4339 or 844-661-4111

F: 205-414-6035



Founded in 1962, Raymond James and Associates (NYSE: RJF) is one of the country’s largest full-service wealth management and investment banking firms not headquartered on Wall Street – with more than $326 billion in client assets. The acquisition of Morgan Keegan brought together nearly 100 years of industry experience and expertise, complementary products, services and client relationships to forge an even more formidable Fixed Income Capital Markets department. With more than 40 years of proven performance, Raymond James Fixed Income is well-respected for our commitment to our clients, conservative management and financial strength. We deliver skillful guidance, unparalleled service, innovative strategies and in-depth research. More important, we offer solutions that make sense for our company’s needs as well as a wide range of services to complement our efforts, including marketing strategies, diverse product offerings and reporting. Simply think of us as your go-to guide as you navigate the fixed income capital markets.                



Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC

Tina Emerson

1221 Main Street, 14th Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 744-5264

Fax: (803) 343-7017

Rogers Townsend represents regional and community banks in loan transactions involving commercial and retail development, residential subdivision development, historic renovations and rehabilitations, and multi-family housing projects. We also structure, organize, and close multi-state transactions, shopping center acquisitions,  and mixed-use developments. In addition, our attorneys handle loan work-outs, restructure problem commercial loans, handle liquidations, foreclosures and bankruptcies, and we have experience in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation.



ServisFirst Bank     

Tim Finney

SC Relationship Manager    

1253 Club Estates Road  

Statham, Georgia 30666  

Phone: (478) 952-6497

ServisFirst Bank's Corespondent Bank Division is committed to being the trusted partner for correspondent banking services to community-based financial institutions across the southern United States.  We deliver unparalleled service through a variety of product offerings, including:  account services; fed funds management; online payment, risk and reporting; correspondent credit solutions; credit card issuance; international  services and a full suite of tailored settlement solutions.  At ServisFirst Bank - Our Name is Our Mission Statement.       



Security Technology Services, Inc.    

Neal Beard   

PO Box 105   

Columbia, SC 29202   

Phone: (803) 776-8852   

Fax: (803) 776-8848

In providing customized and innovative solutions to the unique drive-up, physical and electronic security, and ATM and TCR equipment needs of Community Banks, STS is not restricted by being aligned with a single "one solution for all” equipment manufacturer. Our company lives the philosophy of "Service With a Sense of Urgency”, and our team of highly experienced field technicians service not only what we sell and install, but all brands and ages of bank equipment and ATMs for financial institutions throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. STS, Inc. is not "just another bank equipment company”.





SHAZAM Network   

Alex Jernigan, Sr.   

2965 Sunset Drive   

Donalsonville, GA 39845   

Phone: (229) 861-3802

The SHAZAM network is one of the last remaining member-owned and -controlled EFT networks and processors in the industry. This independence allows SHAZAM to remain in control of its systems and

guarantees access to the electronic payments system for its participants. SHAZAM offers ATM processing, Visa® check card and Debit MasterCard® national debit products, card authorization services, merchant processing, ACH services, and information security solutions. SHAZAM serves nearly 1,500 community financial institutions in 33 states. Visit for more information.





The Sourcing Group

Ben Waldrop

PO Box 6437

Florence, SC 29502

Phone: (843) 669-2027

Fax: (843) 662-3050

The Sourcing Group provides a vast array of solutions for community banks. We can alleviate the pressures and headaches of processing your statements and notices  internally with cost saving benefits. We also provide solutions to market the community bank in a more efficient manner.





South Carolina Bankers Employee Benefit Trust

Teresa D. Taylor   

PO Box 533   

Chapin, SC 29036   

Phone: (803) 575-8401

The South Carolina Bankers Employee Benefit Trust was established in 1981. It was formed as a service for bankers and is governed by a board of nine bankers. The Trust offers group insurance plans that can include health, dental, life, LTD, STD, voluntary life insurance and vision insurance. The Trust’s medical plan is administered by BlueCross BlueShield of SC. The dental plan is offered through Delta Dental. Voya Financial is the carrier for the group term life, long-term disability, short-term disability and voluntary life plans. The SC Bankers Employee Benefit Trust’s carrier for the vision plan is VSP. We partner with Benefitfirst for an online portal to easily enroll all Trust plans. These plans provide excellent coverage at reasonable premiums.





TIB The Independent BankersBank, N.A.

Mac Cochrane   

3709 Alden Street   

Indian Trail, NC 28079   

Phone: (704) 620-8841

With more than 1,600 customer banks from coast-to-coast, TIB is America’s most trusted bankers’ bank. From traditional correspondent lending to the latest in operational and card services technologies to expert investment strategies and more, TIB is uniquely positioned to assist any-sized institution. TIB is owned by nearly 500 of the very community banks it serves and can be found online at


Elizabeth “Libby” Benson
Top Flite Financial, Inc
1240 Boardman Canfield Rd. Ste 4-c
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 758-7542
Fax: (330) 953-0599
Top Flite Financial, Inc. offers a home loan program that acts as a supplement to the banks’ current home mortgage solutions. They provide the banks the ability to offer FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo low/no down payment options, expanded credit score, expanded debt-to-income qualifications and more.          


Dale Goode 

2066 Lakeview Lane

Birmingham, AL 35244   

Phone: (205) 999-3624


TransFund has been a symbol of convenience and service for community banks and their customers for over 40 years. We are a top ten ATM and debit card network delivering superior EFT products and services along with unique debit card solutions to attract customers and increase fee income.  Learn more at or contact Dale Goode at 205.999.3624 




Travelers Insurance   

Luis A. Lima, Jr.   

11440 Carmel Commons Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28226   

Phone: (704) 544-3704

Fax: (704) 544-3760

Travelers has been insuring banks for more than a century. Offering a wide range of customized insurance protection, Travelers SelectOne+ SM for Financial Institutions is designed to respond to the most recent trends in banking.  This flexible product line provides insurance options to help banks reduce potential gaps and overlaps in coverage, including D&O liability, cyber liability, banker’s professional liability, financial institution bonds, ID fraud expense reimbursement and property/casualty coverages. Our dedication to community banks has helped us earn the endorsement of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). Through this endorsement, we offer special benefits to ICBA members.


Turner Padget  

Harriet Wallace   

200 East Broad Street, Suite 250

Greenville, SC 29601    

Phone: (864) 552-4612

Fax: (864) 282-5995

Turner Padget's attorneys provide straightforward, practical advice to meet our clients' legal needs.  With a rich history as one of South Carolina's largest law firms, now expanding into neighboring states, and with offices strategically located in Augusta, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, our attorneys bring a deep understanding of court systems and laws, and what it takes to do business in the Southeast.


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