Online Content
February 04 – 21, 2021

Content Overview

Board-Level Intelligence Package
Inspired by our Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, this exclusive digital content aggregates current topics, trends, statistics and market insight on a new platform. By surfacing financial, technology and industry trends, we help the senior-most leaders within the banking industry use their time wisely to get current on a host of issues and relevant ideas. Bank Director has designed this as a comprehensive playbook for leadership teams to rely on beginning in February 2021.

Strategic Planning & Board Sessions
Unlike a digital conference, this board-level intelligence package does not require daily log-ins or excessive time in front of a computer monitor. By aggregating the type of leadership issues one would find at a conference like Acquire or Be Acquired into short-form segments, we clearly (and concisely) bring the best of the professional services world to life, allowing you and your board team to plan for the road ahead. At a high level, the information provided addresses complex challenges facing officers and directors. Some segments reflect conversations designed to take place in the board room; while others reflect real-time data business leaders might base short-term performance goals off of.

Timely, Relevant Content
The exclusive intelligence package is made available on Thursday, February 4 – Friday, February 19, 2021. Each presentation includes a 20-30 minute video and provides supporting information which includes written content, in the form of white papers, articles and/or research reports. In addition, registered users can engage directly with their constituents through peer-to-peer messaging. For those interested in arranging meetings to speak directly with industry experts, we provide a simple and secure messaging application within

Engage During “Live” Presentations
During Inspired By Acquire or Be Acquired, Bank Director brings together various industry leaders for live-sessions, allowing participants to engage directly with the presenters. Be sure to mark your calendar for the below dates and times! All live presentations will be recorded and available after the session has concluded.

Monday, February 8 | 11:00 AM – Noon EDT
Ask Me Anything – A Live Q+A With KBW’s Tom Michaud
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
Thomas Michaud, President & CEO, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company
In this live Q+A, Bank Director’s CEO, Al Dominick, facilitates an hour-long conversation with the CEO of KBW, Tom Michaud. The two talk about avenues for growth in 2021, the challenge of staying relevant and the type of competition banks now face. In addition, the two welcome questions from officers and directors, especially those pertaining to M&A, fintech and today’s market conditions.

Tuesday, February 9 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
How Best To Deal With 2021 Credit Uncertainties
David Ruffin, Principal, IntelliCredit, A Division of QwickRate
After 2020’s pandemic-induced uncertainties about our bank’s credit quality, 2021 will require bankers to take proactive steps to both quantify and manage the credit after-shocks of COVID-19, including identifying hotspots in variously impacted subsets of our portfolios. In other words, writing our own risk profile script – before the regulator, or peer, does it for us!

Wednesday, February 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
M&A in the Aftermath of COVID
Justin Evans, Senior Vice President, Stephens, Inc.
Ted Rosinus, Managing Director, Stephens, Inc.
Frank Sorrentino, Managing Director, Stephens, Inc.
Scott Studwell, Managing Director and Head of Depository Group, Stephens, Inc.
M&A in the aftermath of COVID-19 should, and will, be different. While the near-term interest rate environment will produce environmental pressures, COVID has likely led to systemic changes to bank M&A. Have tangible book value earn-back thresholds changed? Should baseline cost savings be different? How should you think about credit marks? Do MOEs make more, or less, sense? What role should technology play in assessing your target market? Are core deposits more important in a post COVID world? This presentation explores these topics, and more.

Join Your Peers – Virtual Peer Exchanges!
In addition to the timely presentations, Bank Director is hosting two opportunities for you to engage with your peers during Virtual Peer Exchanges. Both of these sessions are off-the-record, small group discussions among your peers. Each of the below peer exchanges are included in your registration – however you must indicate your participation when completing your registration. Space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: in order to participate in the peer exchanges registration must be completed by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Future of M&A | Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Sponsored By: Raymond James Financial Inc.

Strategic Planning for 2021 | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Sponsored By: Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC

Market Pricing Report
Receive a complimentary Current Market Pricing Report, courtesy of Hovde Group. All registered participants are eligible to receive a customized report for their financial institution based upon recent activity in the industry. Please email Kirk Hovde, Head of Investment Banking, at [email protected] to request a Current Market Pricing Report for your bank.

Build On The Content Inspired By Acquire or Be Acquired
To build on the online board-level intelligence package, the Bank Director team can bring our over 26 years of industry knowledge and event presentations to the boardroom. Designed specifically for banks, Bank Director will work with your board and/or executive team to develop an agenda, from one hour to a full day, to contribute to your overall planning meeting and/or executive and board retreat.

In addition, to allow you and your board to stay on top of industry trends and regulations when and where you want, we put together our Online Training Series designed specifically for bank boards. For more information on how Bank Director can assist you and your team, please contact our Bank Services Department at [email protected] or call us directly at 615-777-8461.

For more information about Acquire or Be Acquired and the online content, please contact our events department directly at [email protected] or 877-397-7595.