McDonald Earns CAMS Certification

July 20, 2018 - 1 min read

Margaret McDonald, an Associate Consultant at ProBank Austin, recently earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification. This credential is the gold standard in AML certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments, and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering. The designation is awarded by the Association of…

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Caldwell earns American Bankers Association’s CAFP designation

July 16, 2018 - 1 min read

Kathleen Caldwell, a Vice President in ProBank Austin’s BSA/AML practice, has earned the industry designation of Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) by the American Bankers Association (ABA).  This designation recognizes Kathleen’s proven knowledge in AML program design and governance, regulatory requirements, detection, prevention and reporting, and understanding of existing and emerging money laundering and…

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ProBank Austin’s Crystal Lloyd Earns American Bankers Association’s CAFP Certification

December 4, 2017 - 1 min read

ProBank Austin announced today that Crystal Lloyd, Vice President-Compliance Division, has become the company’s first Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP). The Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) designation is awarded to those whom have demonstrated proven knowledge in program design and governance, regulatory requirements, detection, prevention, and reporting, and understanding of existing and emerging…

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Hal Nichols Retires as Chairman of Austin Associates

February 7, 2017 - 2 min read

Date 2017-02-07 ProBank Austin (formerly Austin Associates, LCC) announces that R. Hal Nichols has retired from the firm effective December 31, 2016. Hal joined Austin Associates in 1984 and most recently served as Chairman of the bank consulting firm. During his 32-year career at Austin Associates, Hal provided strategic planning and regulatory advice to community…

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ProBank Austin Ranks 5th Nationally Among Bank M&A Advisors

January 30, 2017 - 1 min read

The merger of Austin Associates, LCC and Professional Bank Services, Inc. to form ProBank Austin in January 2017 creates the 5th ranked bank M&A advisory firm in the nation. ProBank Austin’s investment banking group will be co-managed by Chris Hargrove, Craig Mancinotti, and Rick Maroney, each with more than 30 years of experience in community…

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Breaking News: Austin Associates Merges with Professional Bank Services to become ProBank Austin.

January 17, 2017 - 3 min read

Professional Bank Services, Inc. (PBS) and Austin Associates, LLC (Austin) announced today they have completed a strategic merger to create the nation’s premier bank consulting and investment banking firm. The new company, ProBank Austin, will operate from offices in Louisville, Nashville, and Toledo. Chris Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer of PBS, will continue to serve in…

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Michael M. Moran Joins Austin Associates

July 6, 2016 - 1 min read

Richard F. Maroney, Jr., Managing Director and Principal of Austin’s Investment Banking practice area, is pleased to announce that Michael M. Moran has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant focusing on financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic consulting services for community banks and thrifts. In addition, Moran will assist Austin Associates with the…

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BankDirector Endorses Austin’s Workshop on Strategic Planning

January 28, 2015 - 1 min read

On Tuesday, January 27, Craig Mancinotti and Rick Maroney, partners and co-managers of Austin Associates’ Investment Banking practice area, led a workshop on M&A and Strategic Planning at the 41st Annual AOBA Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Approximately 60 people attended including Naomi Snyder, Managing Editor of Bank Director Magazine, who featured the presentation in an…

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