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It’s All About Deposits, Baby Back in January 2022, a man named Alan Lane walked up on stage and talked to an audience of about 1,500 bankers at Bank Director’s Acquire or Be Acquired Conference. The topic was Silvergate Capital Corp., a formerly small community banking company in sunny La Jolla, California, which he had transformed as CEO to a much larger bank, borne to greatness on a wave of crypto. Like other entrepreneurs, Lane saw opportunity that wasn’t being met in the market. He joined the bank in 2008, during the height of the last financial crisis. “What attracted…

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Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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