Strategic Management

M&A From a Strategic Perspective

Cohosts: Bob Kafafian, Chairman and CEO, and Rich Trauger, Managing Director Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid […]


Top Post-Pandemic Issues Facing CFOs

Guest: George Rapp, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, The Bank of Princeton Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and […]


Banking’s Execution Imperative

**This article originally appeared in Jeff4Banks.com on June 19, 2021.**   Announcer: Spain had 85% possession against Sweden and did not score. The strategy drawn up by the Spanish side played out… mostly. What Spain didn’t do is execute in their attacking third to put one in the net. It doesn’t matter if you had […]


Squared Away-How It Happened

**This article was originally posted on Jeff4Banks.com on April 29, 2021.** March 11, 2020: The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. I attended the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association Women in Banking Conference the next day. And I wouldn’t attend another for a year and three months. I will be attending the Financial Managers Society FMS Forum this […]


Squared Away – How Can Bankers Succeed as Economic First Responders

Guest: Jeff Marsico, President, The Kafafian Group, Inc. Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps for […]


Culture Building in a Telecommuting World and What’s the New Normal for a Post-Coronavirus Workplace?

Guests: Alan Kaplan, CEO Kaplan Partners, Austin Stonitsch, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dime Community Bank and Janet Whitehead, SVP, Human Resources, Univest Financial Corporation Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be […]


Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Regulation

“In case you’re looking for some light reading this weekend, FRB-Philadelphia working paper 21-08, Does CFPB Oversight Crimp Credit?” ~ Robert Morro (@bmorro44)   So went a tweet from one of my Twitter connections. So I listened to him, and dialed up the FRB-Philadelphia WP 21-08. Forty three pages later, with formulas like:   CFPBLoanSharelt = […]


Top Banking Issues in 2021

Guest: Randy Hultgren, President and CEO, Illinois Bankers Association Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps […]


Credit Risk and Post-Pandemic Lending

Guest: Ronda McDowell, EVP and Chief Credit Officer, Sandy Spring Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid […]


Purpose Driven Banking – A Better Business Model?

Guest: Clay Adams, President and CEO, Mascoma Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps for […]