Our Story

Follow our story to learn more about two successful financial consulting firms that came together to form ProBank Austin, the country’s preeminent bank consulting and education partner.

 

Professional
Bank Services

Austin Associates

1967

Dr. Douglas V. Austin, a professor of Finance at the University of Toledo, establishes Financialysts, a bank consulting firm for community banks, located in his home office in Toledo.

1978

Professional Bank Services Inc. (PBS) established by George L. Freibert, after stints in the U.S. Army and with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) division of bank supervision.

1978
1978

Firm’s name changes to Douglas Austin & Associates, Inc.

1984

Inc. Magazine recognized PBS as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the nation.

1985
1985

Professional Bank Services Inc. grows to 824 clients in 13 states.

1985
1985

Name changes to 
Austin Associates, LLC.

1988
1988

Professional Bank Services Inc. opens a Nashville, TN office.

2001

Austin Associates establishes Financial Management practice area and introduces its loan pricing model, LoanPricingPRO™.

2004
2004

Professional Bank Services becomes an employee-owned company.

2010
2010

Austin Associates develops Technology Solutions as a new practice area.

Screenshot of LoanPricingPro
2017

Professional Bank Services, Inc. merges with Toledo-based Austin & Associates to form ProBank Austin.

2017

ProBank Austin combines resources with Kevin Kane, CEO of New York-based Financial Regulatory Consulting, Inc.

2018
2018

ProBank Austin launches new online compliance training platform, bankED.

2018
2018

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