11/06/23

The Keys to Investor Relations at Privately Held Banks with John Antolik and Pete Scully

Today we discuss the keys to managing investor relations well at your bank. We sit down with John Antolik and Pete Scully from My Private Shares to discuss the importance of communicating with your investors, the unique challenges for family-owned banks, and how to raise capital for a new bank in today’s environment. To learn…

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10/30/23

The 3 Keys To Building A Remarkable Culture With Mark Miller From Chick-Fil-A (Episode Replay)

This week we throw it back again to one of our favorite shows, this time with Mark Miller from Chick-fil-A.  We talk about his book “Culture Rules” and the 3 things every leader must do to intentionally shape the culture of their organization. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those…

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10/10/23

The Future of Community Bank FinTech Partnerships with Carey Ransom from BankTech Ventures

Today we sit down with Carey Ransom, Founder of BankTech Ventures. We talk about the exciting new developments in FinTech and what they mean for community banks. BankTech Ventures partners with entrepreneurs who want to help transform the future of community banking by working with community banks to make them more efficient, competitive and compelling…

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10/03/23

Leading Through Change With Lon Langston

This week we sit down for a 3rd time with Long Langston, CEO and Founder of the Engaged Banker Experience.  We talk about the importance of communication, leading through change, why executives burn out, and why the best CEOs spend a lot of time alone.  Listen to previous episodes with Lon here: Creating an Engaged…

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09/25/23

Investing in Your Bank’s Communities with LeDon Jones, EVP & Director of Corporate Stewardship at SouthState Bank

Today we speak with our own LeDon Jones, EVP & Director of Corporate Stewardship at SouthState. We talk about what it takes to develop the next generation of bankers, and how community banks can intentionally invest in their communities. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved…

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09/11/23

The Cost of Waiting to Buy Bonds with Tom Fitzgerald & Lelia Coggins

This week Tom Fitzgerald and Lelia Coggins from SouthState|DuncanWilliams discuss the cost of waiting to buy bonds in the current economic environment. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees. SouthState Bank, N.A. – Member…

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09/05/23

The Latest Trends in Community Banking with Lindsay Green from ExtraCo Consulting

This week we sit down with Lindsay Green from ExtraCo Consulting to discuss the latest trends in community banking.  We talk about video banking, the universal banker position, and how Lindsay is helping community banks grow and adapt. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and…

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08/28/23

In Case You Missed It: Lee Wetherington On FinTech And Digital Banking

This week we throw it back to one of our favorite episodes with Lee Wetherington from Jack Henry. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees BOOK A REFINANCE STRATEGY CALL WITH OUR TEAM HERE…

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08/22/23

Winning the War for Talent with Dee Ann Turner, Former VP of Talent for Chick-fil-A

This week we sit back down with Dee Ann Turner, author, speaker, and former VP of Talent for Chick-fil-A. We dive into the war for talent, how remote work has changed the game, and what leaders can do to engage their frontline team members. BOOK A REFINANCE STRATEGY CALL WITH OUR TEAM HERE Listen to…

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08/14/23

Will We have a Soft Landing? Economic Update with Joe Keating

This week we turn our attention back to the economy and bring on Joe Keating, a familiar guest and Co-Chief Investment Officer of NBC Securities. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees. SouthState Bank,…

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08/07/23

Protecting Your Bank Against Cybersecurity Threats with Jimmy Rider

Today we return to cybersecurity with Jimmy Rider from DefenseStorm, a company specializing in cybersecurity for banks and credit unions. Access the “Cybersecurity Readiness” Assessment Here Access the 15-Minute Strategic Refinance Video Series Here The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent…

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07/31/23

Making Treasury Management Profitable with Chris Nichols & Richard Buttermore

Today Chris Nichols, our Director of Capital Markets, sits down with Richard Buttermore from Paramount Financial Technologies. Paramount Financial Technologies is a fintech corporation, and is the product of 20 years of first-hand experience working with regional and community banks. Chris and Richard discuss how banks can leverage technology to increase the profitability of their…

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07/24/23

Helping Your Lenders Succeed with Jack Hubbard

Today we sit down with Jack Hubbard, Managing Partner of The Modern Banker. With nearly 80,000 financial services professionals personally trained and coached, Jack is one of banking’s most sought-after facilitators. An author, classroom instructor, and thought leader, his expertise and out-of-the-box thinking put him in great demand when the subject matter is social selling…

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07/17/23

Strategies to Manage Your Bank’s Liquidity

Today Robert Biggs sits down with Jeff Zage, CEO of Financial Northeastern. They discuss the upward pressure on funding costs and how brokered deposits can play a key role in banks’ balance sheet management. Claim Your Free Refinance Ebook Here The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants…

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07/03/23

Developing Your Bank’s Leaders with Neil Stevens from Oconee State Bank

Today we sit down with Neil Stevens, CEO of Oconee State Bank in Watkinsville, GA. We discuss his new book, Leading Life on Life, and how he is working to grow and develop the leaders at OSB. GET YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR STRATEGIC REFINANCE EBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this…

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06/26/23

Banking Trends that are Defining 2023 with Mark Kanaly from Alston & Bird

Today we speak with Mark Kanaly, Partner and Chair of the Financial Services and Products Group at Alston & Bird. We discuss the key trends defining the 2023 community banking landscape. Mark focuses on the representation of banks and other financial institutions. He assists these companies with private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions,…

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06/20/23

4 Reasons FinTech Partnerships Fail with Jason Henrichs from Alloy Labs

This week we sit down to discuss fintech partnerships with Jason Henrichs, CEO of Alloy Labs. The Alloy Labs Alliance is the only consortium that drives exponential growth for banks by leveraging powerful network effects. GET YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR STRATEGIC REFINANCE EBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are…

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06/12/23

Advising Your Borrowers to Refinance with Ed Kofman

Today we sit down with Ed Kofman, our Managing Director of Loan Hedging. We discuss trends in CRE and how to become a trusted advisor to your borrowers when it comes to refinancing strategies. GET YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR STRATEGIC REFINANCE EBOOK HERE The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely…

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05/30/23

Leading a High-Performing Community Bank with Heath Fountain, CEO of Colony Bank

This week we sit down with Heath Fountain, CEO of Colony Bank in Fitzgerald, GA. We talk about Heath’s journey to becoming a CEO, the importance of focusing both on relationships and technology, and how to invest in the next generation of bankers. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those…

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05/22/23

Starting a De Novo During Covid with Lauren Sparks from Agility Bank

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Sparks, CEO and Founder of Agility Bank. We talk about how she got the idea to start the bank, their status as an MDI, selling investors on the vision, building the team, and how they organized during Covid. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this…

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