Bank stocks have taken a dive in late 2018, and bank boards play a key role in the strategic decisions driving shareholder value. Scott Sommer and Steve Williams of Cornerstone Advisors explain the issues impacting shareholder value in 2019, including technology.

  • Bank stock trends
  • Focus on fintech
  • Board decisions

Scott Sommer


Steve Williams

President & Partner

Steve Williams is president and partner of Cornerstone Advisors, Inc. Mr. Williams heads up the firm’s strategy and execution solutions practice and is actively involved in many of Cornerstone’s technology planning and performance improvement engagements. He has assisted hundreds of banks in their efforts to become highly efficient, top performing financial institutions.

An experienced private banker with a commercial and consumer credit background, Mr. Williams’ more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and consulting industries have provided him with a deep working knowledge of bank operations and delivery systems. He is an experienced facilitator for management retreats, board planning sessions and is in great demand as a speaker at industry conferences and seminars. Mr. Williams writes regularly for GonzoBanker, Cornerstone’s blog, and has been published in numerous industry periodicals, including Bank Director, American Banker and BAI Banking Strategies.