Follow our story to learn more about two successful financial consulting firms that came together to form FORVIS, the country’s preeminent bank consulting and education partner.
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.
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.
Firm’s name changes to Douglas Austin & Associates, Inc.
Inc. Magazine recognized PBS as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the nation.
Professional Bank Services, Inc. grows to 824 clients in 13 states.
Name changes to Austin Associates, LLC.
Professional Bank Services, Inc. opens a Nashville, TN office.
Austin Associates establishes Financial Management practice area and introduces its loan pricing model, LoanPricingPRO®.
Becomes an employee-owned company.
Austin Associates develops Technology Solutions as a new practice area.