Exhibitors and Sponsors

Conference Sponsors

Conference App - The Shazam Network

Tuesday Breakfast - infotex

Tuesday Lunch - Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

Cocktail Reception - IT Resource, Inc., Safe Systems Inc.

Wednesday Lunch - SmithAmundsen


Exhibitor Information

AaSys Group Inc.

Brenda Forsythe – bforsythe@aasysgroup.com



The AaSys Group is an expert team of former bankers with more than 100 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. They are here to help your bank find the best core and ancillary product processing solutions to meet your current and future needs. Along the way, they take the time to learn about your processes and operations. This understanding enables them to help you gain efficiency within your daily, weekly and monthly routines.
Their proven process is designed to allow you to continue managing your financial institution, while they gather and analyze all the information necessary to present the optimum solutions for your financial institution.
The AaSys Group is vendor neutral. So whether they’re playing devil’s advocate or providing additional information to you, their only goal is to ensure that you make the best selection for your bank. Solutions are their business!

ATM Solutions

Vic Imes – victor.imes@atm-solutions.com



ATM Solutions, Inc. was established in 1994 as an ATM cash replenishment and maintenance company. Today they are one of the largest independently-owned armored car companies in the country with 16 full-service vaulted facilities and more than 150 employees. They service thousands of ATMs in 12 states and are a trusted service provider for some of the largest banks, credit unions and independent ATM deployers in the country. ATM Solutions provides financial institutions and retailers a single source for consistent and reliable ATM, Smart Safe & Armored Courier services. We feel, as do our customers, we are the finest cash handling service provider in the industry. They have the personnel, the technology, and the attitude to deliver superior results.

Bedel Security

Chris Bedel – chris@bedelsecurity.com

Laura Zeck – laura@bedelsecurity.com

Stephanie Goets - sgoetz@bedaelsecurity.com



Bedel Security was founded in March of 2015 by Chris Bedel with the dream of making an impact in how community financial institutions handle cybersecurity by simply doing 2 things really well:
1. Provide services to banks and credit unions that allow them to outsource the leadership and expertise in cybersecurity that every bank must have, so they can get the help they need that would be otherwise cost prohibitive as a conventional, full-time employee.

2. Teach people how to be better, successful CISOs and ISOs through coaching and mentorship offerings, allowing them to build skills in a growing industry and be more valuable to their financial institutions.

CLA (CliftonAllenLarson)

E.J. Tollentino – ej.tolentino@CLAconnect.com



CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) is well positioned to bring community banks an exceptional level of knowledge, insight, and industry-specific consultation. It is a professional services firm highly specialized in the banking industry with three distinct business lines: wealth advisory, outsourcing, and audit, tax, and consulting. Its professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With more than 4,500 people, nearly 100 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, CLA brings a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. For more information, visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.


Richard Stevens – rstevens@conetrix.com
CoNetrix specializes in providing IT security, compliance and consulting for community banks. Our information security and compliance services are designed to validate controls, sustain compliance and improve your overall security posture. CoNetrix offers IT/GLBA Audits & network Assessments; Penetration Testing; information Security Programs; Managed Network and Security Services; Aspire Cloud Hosting with options for disaster recovery, Exchanged hosting, and secure document sharing; and tandem software, an innovative suite of online information security management tools for Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Planning, Vendor Management Information Security Policies, Social Media Management, Audit Management, Compliance Calendar, and Board Portal.

Convergint Technologies, LLC

Dave Piekarz- dave.piekarz@convergint.com


(513) 771-1717

Convergint Technologies is a global organization that designs, installs, and services integrated building systems. Delivering value through unparalleled customer service and consistent operational excellence is paramount at Convergint Technologies. Convergint, the largest independent integrator in the world, was founded on a set of core Values & Beliefs that have fostered a culture dedicated to service in every way – to customers, colleagues, and local communities. A daily commitment to these values is one key reason why customers choose to do business with Convergint Technologies.


Kara Baldwin – kara.baldwin@crowe.com



Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm that combines deep industry and specialized expertise with innovation. By listening to our clients, we learn about their businesses and the challenges they face. Our dedicated teams strive to deliver exceptional client service while upholding our core values and strong professional standards. We invest in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.

Infotex, inc.

Dan Hadaway – dhadaway@infotex.com

Stacey Hadaway - shadaway@infotex.com

Michael Harke – mharke@infotex.com

Adam Reynolds – areynolds@infotex.com



Founded in 2000, infotex is an Indiana Bankers Association Preferred Service Provider.  Our Certified Information System Auditors can help you manage information technology risk.  We offer Event Log Management, Managed Network Security Services, IT Audit Services, IT Risk Management Training, and Customized IT Governance Consulting

IT Resource, Inc.

Molly Reid – mollyr@itrw.net


(616) 837-6930

Putting IT all Together. We implement smart IT strategies to help businesses succeed. IT is the backbone of business, making communication, productivity, and growth possible. If things aren’t running smoothly, everyone is affected. As your IT provider, we can simplify your IT environments, improve productivity, and reduce costs – allowing you to focus on your business, not IT.

Graduate School of Banking, Madison, WI

Kathy Berman – kberman@gsb.org



Since 1945, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been educating professionals and creating leaders in the banking industry. When you choose to attend the nation's most comprehensive and respected banking school you'll benefit from a curriculum that is uniquely tailored to meet the professional development needs of today's banking leaders. GSB relies on its alumni, Curriculum Advisory Committee, Banker Advisory Board and sponsoring organizations to ensure our program offerings are the highest quality, most relevant education available. We understand you have choices when it comes to executive-level education. That’s why we encourage you to choose wisely—and select a program from the nation’s best, and most progressive, graduate banking school.

Matrix Integration

Chris Martin – cmartin@matrixintegration.com

Staci Dunn – sdunn@matrixintegration.com


(812) 634-1550

The client engagements of Matrix Integration are guided by a “lifecycle approach” to technology. The firm helps clients plan, design, procure, implement and manage their technology, where all of its efforts are focused on solving problems and achieving results. Matrix Integration’s core practices are network infrastructure, data center and virtualization, end user computing, cloud and managed services, unified communications, and security.


Chris Wallis – cwallis@multiguard.com



Back in 1976, our founder Blake Wallis saw a need for custom installation of electronic and security equipment and started Multiguard to provide that service. Determined to be the best at meeting client needs with unique individual solutions, from the very beginning Multiguard has stayed on the cutting edge of security technology.  But we’ve never let the thrill of technological advances get ahead of our client focus.  Rather than limiting ourselves to a handful of technology manufacturers, we take pride in putting our customers’ needs first.  We provide an array of products with custom integration to meet customer specifications with agility and expertise that earned us a national award for exceptional service as a security systems integrator.  When you come to Multiguard you can rest assured that you’re getting a solution precisely tailored to your needs.

Plante Moran, PLLC

Marielle Temkin – marelle.temkin@plantemoran.com



Bank specialists providing a complete menu of services to a wide range of banks, serving start-up organizations to bans with several billion in assets. Services include: audit, tax planning, internal audit, loan review, regulatory compliance and systems analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley and GLBA compliance, IT audit, network security assessments, penetration testing, business continuity planning, merger and acquisition assistance, and employee benefits consulting.

Safe Systems, Inc

Trina Bell – trina.bell@safesytems.com

Alan Biltimier – alen.biltimier@safesystems.com



Safe Systems helps banks decrease IT costs, increase IT performance and improve overall compliance posture.  Our NetComply managed services, SafeSysMail hosted Exchange, cloud and disaster recovery solutions are built to meet the specific needs of financial institutions.

SBS Cybersecurity

Gerritt Guillaume – Geritt.guillaume@sbscyber.com



SBS CyberSecurity, LLC (SBS) is a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm. Since 2004, SBS has been dedicated to assisting organizations with the implementation of valuable risk management programs and to mitigating cybersecurity risks. The company has provided cybersecurity solutions to thousands of organizations across the United States and abroad, including financial institutions ranging in asset size from $12 million to over $130 billion. SBS delivers unique, turnkey solutions tailored to each client’s needs, including risk management solutions, auditing, and education. SBS CyberSecurity empowers customers to make more informed security decisions and trust the safety of their data.

Verint Systems, inc.

Len Harvey – len.harvey@verint.com



Actionable Intelligence is a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth because it empowers organizations with crucial insights and enables decision makers to anticipate, respond, and take action.  With Verint solutions and value added services, organizations of all sizes and across many industries can make more informed, timely, and effective decisions.

Our solutions help organizations address two areas of the Actionable Intelligence market—Customer Engagement and Cyber Intelligence. And they do this by capturing large amounts of information from numerous data types and sources, using analytics to glean insights from the information, and leveraging the resulting intelligence to help them optimize customer engagement and make the world a safer place.

Virtual Innovation, Inc.

Jason Mikolanis – jmikolanis@vi-mw.com

Omar Jimenez – ojimenez@vi-mw.com


Virtual Innovation helps community banks meet their technology availability, recovery, and security needs through the use of virtual server and desktop technology. Virtualization technology helps to reduce cost in the data center, allows for better use of IT resources, and helps make the recovery process easier.

Young & Associates Inc.

Mike Detrow- mdetrow@younginc.com


(330) 678-0524

Since 1978, Young & Associates Inc. has provided consulting, education and products to community financial institutions nationwide. Our products and services cover all the major area of banking such as risk management, capital planning, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, branching/expansion, de novo bank charters, profit enhancement, internal audit, loan review, information technology, human resources, policy development and compliance.