During Bank Director’s 2015 Acquire or Be Acquired conference in January, it was said “you don’t have to get bigger… you need to get more profitable.” So what matters most? Size, profitability or something else? A panel considers this question and discuss what it takes to build strong franchises.
Video length: 50 minutes
About the speakers
Gary R. Bronstein, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Gary Bronstein is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and is the team leader of the firm’s financial institutions practice. Mr. Bronstein provides a broad spectrum of strategic advice to financial institution and public company clients. He concentrates on initial public offerings and other specialized public and private capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and a host of other corporate and securities law matters that arise during the life of clients.
Steven D. Hovde, President & CEO, Hovde Group, LLC
Steve Hovde is the president and CEO of Hovde Group, LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Hovde is responsible for managing its investment banking activities, the strategic development of mergers and acquisitions of bank and thrift institutions and its private equity activities. In this role, he has negotiated transactions in excess of several billion dollars in deal value and provides the firm’s investment bankers with technical and strategic advice on client transactions. Mr. Hovde is also involved in the firm’s capital markets business, including placements of equity and trust preferred securities, and the conversion to stock form of mutual thrift institutions.
Christopher D. Myers, President & CEO, CVB Corporation
Chris Myers is the president and CEO at CVB Corporation. Prior to his tenure at Citizens, Mr. Myers served as chairman and chief executive officer of Mellon First Business Bank, where he spent a total of ten years in various assignments. He began his banking career with First Interstate Bank where he completed extensive commercial loan training and progressed through their management ranks.
Terry Turner, President & CEO, Pinnacle National Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners
Terry Turner is president and CEO at Pinnacle National Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners. Following his graduation, Mr. Turner worked for Arthur Andersen & Company as a consultant in Atlanta, GA and joined one of his clients, Park National Bank in Knoxville, TN where he held various management positions including senior vice president of the bank’s commercial division.