Leading the way in Banking Innovation and Education

A privately-held company based in Brentwood, TN, our team’s operational focus aligns with the educational, informational and fiduciary interests of a bank’s board of directors and C-suite of executives.

Since 1991, Bank Director has provided board-level research, peer-insights and in-depth executive and board services. Built for banks, Bank Director extends into and beyond the boardroom by providing timely and relevant information through Bank Director magazine, board training services and the financial industry’s premier event, Acquire or Be Acquired.

Bank Director reaches the leaders of the institutions that comprise America’s banking industry.

Since 1991

Bank Director is the information resource for all things bank board related.

What We Do

Bank Director Magazine

As one of the most widely read and highly respected magazines in the banking and financial services industry, Bank Director magazine focuses on the core issues fundamental to a bank’s CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors. Since 1991, we have continuously published a quarterly print version of Bank Director magazine.

Hosts BankDirector.com

A free online resource, BankDirector.com is a content-rich, digital platform. Designed around the informational needs of senior executives and members of a board, our website complements our publications and conferences by sharing valuable content on strategic and governance issues, executive and director compensation, audit committees, risk management, technology trends, insurance and legal issues and other critical topics facing today’s directors and officers.

Hosts Board-Specific Conferences

We host a variety of conferences, peer exchanges and director-training programs throughout the year designed to increase the effectiveness of directors. Our flagship conference, Acquire or Be Acquired, is widely recognized as the premier growth & strategy event for the financial services industry. Likewise, our annual Bank Audit & Risk Conference has become a can’t miss program for CFOs, CROs, general counsel, audit committee chairs and members and risk committee chairs and members. In addition, our Bank Board Training Forum was designed for a bank’s governance committee chairs and members, as well as, human resources officers. Finally, our Experience FinXTech event focuses on opportunities for institutions to grow revenue, deposits, brand, market size and market share through innovation and collaboration.

Produces Annual Research Reports

Throughout the year, we seek the opinions of officers and directors of various-sized institutions on issues like technology, mergers & acquisitions, compensation, risk, growth and strategic planning. Our reputation for qualified, independent research and analysis coupled with relationships with bankers across the country allows us to compile unparalleled insight and information.

Offers a Comprehensive Membership Program

In response to the mounting pressures placed on the banking community, Bank Director offers an ongoing collection of educational resources to a bank’s board. This membership program combines Bank Director’s conferences, subscriptions to Bank Director magazine, FinXTech Connect, online training videos and a library of exclusive articles.

Engages With Social Media

From private LinkedIn groups that enable peer groups to stay connected in the virtual world to twitter shares that link to current issues and topics that pertain to a bank’s leadership team, our social media efforts line up with our publication philosophy of contributing content and commentary to the men and women leading our nation’s financial institutions.

Our Culture

Bank Director is a dynamic, diverse and profitable privately-held media company, headquartered in Brentwood, TN. Since our start in 1991, we focus on the informational, educational and training interests of C-level executives and members of the boards of financial institutions. We do so through Bank Director magazine, BankDirector.com, FinXTech, exclusive conferences & events, research reports, a comprehensive membership program and various social media channels


Our Community

Community service is big part of who we are as a company. Each employee receives up 24 hours of paid volunteer time each year. Twice a year, Bank Director as a company comes together to volunteer for local non-profit organizations.




Explore Our Programs

Bank Services

Bank Director’s Bank Services Membership program combines our in-person conferences and virtual peer exchanges, our quarterly publication, an extensive online library of director training materials – including Bank Director’s Online Training Series, Board Briefs, a Glossary of Banking Terms, and exclusive content – and Bank Director’s annual board performance survey into one resource created specifically for a bank’s board of directors and executive team.

Online Training Series

Bank Board Training is a comprehensive educational program designed to equip inside and outside bank directors, chairs, CEOs, and senior management with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively govern and manage their institutions. Through a curriculum developed by industry experts, Bank Board Training covers all critical areas that bank directors must understand, including risk management, audit issues,