2021 Convention Supporters

 

IBC 48th Annual Convention CommUNITY Sponsors and Exhibitors
SCHOOL TEACHER SPONSORS
Bankers' Bank of the West
1099 18th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-1927
303-291-3700, www.bbwest.com
Bill Mitchell, President and CEO, bmitchell@bbwest.com
 

Formed in 1980 as a noncompeting correspondent bank, Bankers’ Bank of the West provides high-quality solutions and deep industry expertise to hundreds of community banks in the western states and Great Plains region. Our clients derive value-added benefits including responsive customer service, problem-solving assistance, and a pricing strategy designed to boost the client bank’s bottom line. BBWest’s lending services include loan participations; bank stock and direct loans to banks, bankers, bank directors, and bank holding companies; and municipal leasing. Our bank card department offers ATM and debit card processing; merchant services and mobile payment solutions; and credit, debit and prepaid card programs. BBWest provides operational and cash management solutions for client banks, including cash letter processing and settlement services; purchase and selling of overnight federal funds; wire transfers; international services; and certificates of deposit. Our safekeeping professionals provide clearance and custody services with close attention to detail. Two niche businesses owned by BBWest’s holding company support banks with specialized skills. Bank Strategies delivers objective industry expertise on a project basis. CivITas Bank Solutions provides affordable technology, security, and regulatory services. BBWest has championed community banking for 40 years—a mission we will continue to advance over decades to come.
 
Independent Bankers of America (ICBA) and ICBA Services Network
1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
866.843.4222, www.icba.org


The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. For over 90 years, ICBA has been dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
 
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SPONSORS
Bell Bank
P O Box 10877, Fargo, ND 58106
701.298.1500, www.bell.bank
Jeff Restad, jrestad@bell.bank

Headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank is one of the largest independently owned banks in the nation, with assets of more than $8 billion and business in all 50 states. As a privately held company, owned by several majority stockholders, about 140 additional stockholders and Bell employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), we don’t have the pressure of next quarter’s earnings. Instead, we focus on a healthy balance of profitability, growth and nurturing relationships. Unlike a typical correspondent bank, Bell’s focus is working as your partner. We have larger hold limits, so we won’t resell your loan participation with us. We also have a team dedicated to correspondent banking and credit, so we can provide flexible underwriting, competitive lending terms and prices, fast decision-making and consistent communication. Having partnered with more than 300 other independent community banks across 16 states, we’ll help you enhance your customer relationships through our experience-based expertise in participation loans, bank stock and ownership loans and equipment financing. In providing these services, we become your behind-the-scenes partner, helping you work in a larger relationship without threatening your relationship with your customer. Call 701-298-1500 to learn how. Bell Bank, member FDIC.
 
SHAZAM
6700 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston, IA 80131
800.537.5427 ext. 2901, www.shazam.net
Patrick Dix, pdix@shazam.net

 
Crowe LLP
1801 California Street, Unit 2200
Denver, Co 80202
303.831.5000
Sindy Nicholson, sindy.nicholson@crowe.com
 
FIRST RESPONDER PROFESSIONAL SPONSORS
Bank Compensation Consulting
1700 Alma Drive, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75075
303.482.1844, www.bcc-usa.com
Rich Bratten, rich.bratten@bcc-usa.com

Bank Compensation Consulting (BCC) specializes in assisting financial institutions with the evaluation of their compensation programs nationwide to help community banks attract, retain, and incentivize key personnel.  With BCC’s help, banks identify opportunities to create customized plans that align the interests of shareholders, directors, and officers while ensuring that all regulatory, tax and acccounting issues are properly evaluated and addressed.  BCC also helps identify ways to offset the cost of all employee benefits with Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), representing all of the major BOLI providers in the market. BCC has helped more than 600 banks in 40 states with an expert team that includes CPAs, CFPs, attorneys, MBAs, and current/former bank directors. Regional Managing Director Richard Bratten, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has worked in this market for over two decades, bringing unparelled expertise and proactive, high touch service to community bankers. BCC is committed to providing best in class service to their clients with their in-house team of professionals and proprietary service platform, backed by their SSAE 18 SOC certification.
 
FHLBank Topeka
500 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, KS 66604
800.809.2733, www.fhlbtopeka.com
Rusty Davis, rusty.davis@fhlbtopeka.com
 
FHLBank Topeka serves banks, thrifts, credit unions and insurance companies throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Our cooperative promotes housing and homeownership by providing wholesale products, services and programs that help member financial institutions expand the availability of mortgage credit, compete more effectively in their markets and foster strong and vibrant communities.
 
1st Reverse Mortgage Solutions USA
3609 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 500, Lakewood, CO 80235
877.217.0166, https://www.1stmortgage.com/
Dan Harder, dharder@1stmortgage.com

 
SPIRITUAL LEADER SPONSORS
Otteson Shapiro LLP
7979 East Tufts Avenue, Suite 1650, Denver, CO 80237
720.488.0220, https://os.law
Christian Otteson, ceo@os.law
 
Travelers
10825 East Geddes Avenue, 3rd Floor, Centennial, CO 80112
720.200.8465, www.travelers.com
Brandon Tate, btate2@travelers.com

Travelers has been insuring banks for more than a century. Offering a wide range of customized insurance protection, Travelers SelectOne+® for Financial Institutions is designed to respond to the most recent trends in banking. 
 
Eide Bailly, LLP
7001 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80237
303.770.5700, www.eidebailly.com
Eric Budreau, ebudreau@eidebailly.com

Our journey began in 1917 with pencil and paper. By embracing change and focusing on innovative ideas, we’ve grown along with our clients to become one of the top 25 accounting firms in the nation. Accounting is about numbers, but our business is about relationships. Eide Bailly Partners and staff in the Colorado offices serve a diverse array of industries, including our largest Financial Institutions. We support businesses and individuals by providing outstanding taxaudit, internal audit, compliance. business outsourcing and strategy, buy-sell transactional services and specialty services, including Technology ConsultingData AnalyticsCybersecurityRisk Advisory and more. Our local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and business advisors are backed by the national resources of the firm and the international resources of HLB, the global advisory and accounting network. Delivering a high level of service and a seamless client experience is a priority at Eide Bailly. Our work with clients is more than an engagement; it’s a relationship, built on value, trust and results. We take the time to get to know you and your organization, so we can provide personalized service and become your trusted business advisors. Call or email us today with questions; our team is here to help.
 
Gulf Coast Business Credit
5000 Plaza on the Lake, Suite 120, Austin, TX 78746
866.577.8867, https://www.gulfcoastbc.com/
Tatum Young, tatumyoung@gulfbank.com | Robert James, robertjames@gulfbank.com 

Gulf Coast Business Credit began 21 years ago with a mission of being a top tier provider of working capital finance solutions for small and middle market businesses throughout the country. From the beginning with just 4 initial employees GCBC has grown to a staff of over 150 industry professionals still dedicated to that same goal. Projected to finance $4Billion in accounts receivable in 2021 and providing our financing products to thousands of companies in 48 different states, GCBC is one of the top working capital finance providers in the country.
 
As businesses face uncertainty in the current economic climate, banks are tasked with tough jobs: Managing risk while trying to provide enough availability to keep customers happy. This is where GCBC can help commercial lenders say "Yes" more often. GCBC offers accounts receivable factoring, asset-based loans and ledgered lines of credit to companies that may not be able to secure traditional financing through their bank.
 
GCBC Assist Clients Experiencing:
• High Concentrations
• Rapid Growth
• Historical or Current Losses
• Negative Net Worth
• Start-Up
• Turn Around
• Debtor-in-Possession
 
Industries Served:
• Transportation
• Oil & Gas
• Temporary Staffing
• Service Providers
• Government Contracting
• Manufacturing
• Technology
• Wholesale/Distribution
BKD, LLP
1801 California Street, Suite 2900, Denver, CO 80202
303.861.4545, www.bkd.com
Bud Hollenkamp, bhollenkamp@bkd.com

BKD CPAs & Advisors - Expertise to Help Financial Institutions Manage Risk, Avoid Regulatory Pitfalls, and Grow with Confidence
In the heavily regulated banking industry, leaders face more challenges than ever, including managing shareholder and regulator expectations, protecting against cyberattacks, and staying competitive. That's why financial institutions across the country are turning to BKD for in-depth expertise on the latest trends, concerns, and opportunities. Offering an array of services—including audit and tax, internal audit, regulatory compliance, loan review, CECL consulting, cybersecurity, M&A consulting, FDICIA consulting, and strategic planning—BKD helps institutions like yours manage risk, keep compliant, and reach shareholder goals. With 40 offices in 18 states, our professionals serve as exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers in local and regional associations like the Independent Bankers of Colorado (IBC) as well as the industry's largest associations, such as the American Bankers Association (ABA), Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), and Financial Managers Society (FMS). Combine our hometown service with the resources of a national firm and you'll begin to understand why BKD is the trusted advisor your institution has been looking for. 
Everyone needs a trusted advisor.  Who’s yours?
 
Bankers Healthcare Group
10234 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324
315.436.0592, https://lp.bhgandbanks.com/bhg-loan-hub/
Meaghan Kincaid, mkincaid@bhg-inc.com
             
Since 2001, BHG has been the #1 source for high quality loans across the country. Today, nearly 1,300 banks have partnered with BHG to buy these superior loans through our online loan hub. BHG is originating record volume from high-earning borrowers with top tier credit profiles. By partnering with BHG, community banks get access to phenomenal credit quality loans, earning a solid 2.5-6%. Over the course of 20 years, no bank has ever taken a loss on the BHG Core Loan portfolio! As members of the BHG Bank Group, banks also receive access to fee income opportunities, joint venture programs, industry insight, educational events, and access to our family of companies offering additional products and services designed to support your bank.
 
Fortner Bayen Levkulich & Garrison, P.C.
1580 North Lincoln Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80203
303.296.6033, http://www.fblg-cpa.com
Ryan Pospeck, pospeckr@flb-cpa.com

Fortner, Bayens, Levkulich & Garrison is an accounting and advisory firm that exclusively serves community banks. Our emphasis on forming lasting client relationships continues to be a primary objective as we provide clients with customized expert services. We offer an array of Bank accounting services including audit, tax and internal audit, as well as trust, compliance, asset review services and IT risk management. For over 40 years, our firm has grown in both breadth and experience and we are honored to provide unmatched expertise to our loyal community bank clients, especially those in our home state of Colorado.
 
IBT Apps
1101 Arrowpoint, Suite 305, Cedar Park, TX 78613
512.616.1100, https://www.ibtapps.com
Joe Hensley, jhensley@ibtapps.com

IBT Apps® is an empowering core partner to community banks nationwide, offering end-to-end core and digital banking solutions that meet the demands of today’s banking customers. Their adaptable i2Suite® banking system is equipped with a comprehensive suite of products that streamline operations, control cost, and mitigate risk. Learn what it feels like to transform your bank using one total solution, while promoting revenue growth and improving your customer’s experience.
“We know working with a core provider can be a love/hate relationship, but we’re changing that perception. By working with IBT Apps, your bank won’t experience a typical vendor relationship. Instead, you can count on a trusted partnership that delivers the service and support your community bank deserves. We provide service beyond the transaction because that’s how it should be.” - Phil Layher, Vice President of Business Development
 
Computer Services, Inc.
2420 17th Street, 3rd Floor, Denver, CO 80202
800.545.4274, www.csiweb.com
Crosby Butler, crosby.butler@csiweb.com | Rachael Schwartz, rachael.schwartz@csiweb.com

As a leader in the fintech and regtech industries, CSI provides a combination of innovative technology and expert service, delivering a results-driven approach designed to increase efficiencies and maximize success. With dynamic, scalable solutions that leverage the latest trends, CSI helps institutions stay one step ahead in rapidly changing industries. From core bank processing to cybersecurity and IT management to regulatory compliance, CSI prioritizes and invests in technologies that allow institutions to gain an edge on the competition and achieve maximum profitability. Visit www.csiweb.com to learn more about CSI’s financial technology and compliance solutions.
 
Lewis Roca
1601 19th Street, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80202
303.623.9586, www.lewisroca.com
Karen L. Witt/ kwitt@lewisroca.com 
 
  • Since 1903, Lewis Roca helps banks and bank holding companies navigate an increasingly complex business and regulatory terrain.
  • Our firm and lawyers are well-versed in the unique overlay of regulatory issues and market dynamics that complicate business for financial institutions.
  • With 230 lawyers and experience in serving more than 250 clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry, we stand ready to tackle any challenge facing banks.
  • We are a full-service firm and driven by the relationships we build and the clients we serve.
  • We believe in fostering interpersonal growth by committing to causes and initiatives that reflect our core values.
COACH SPONSORS
Moss Adams
805 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
502.242.1447, www.mossadams.com
Heidi Berenbrok, heidi.berenbrok@mossadams.com

Delivering a full spectrum of accounting, consulting, and wealth management services, we dive deep into each industry to bring greater contextual understanding to every engagement. As a result, conversations are more illuminating and solutions more precise. With an abiding sense of responsibility for our clients, our colleagues, and the future, we’re committed to delivering the highest level of professional integrity. Blending pragmatism with optimism, we help middle-market companies and individuals embrace emerging opportunity.
Stinson LLP
6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 1900
Greenwood Village, CO 80111, www.stinson.com
Deborah Bayles, deborah.bayles@stinson.com

Stinson LLP represents hundreds of financial institutions on a wide range of banking issues. Working closely with community, regional and large national banks throughout the U.S., Stinson attorneys have vast experience handling mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and operations matters, new product development, commercial lending deals, prepaid cards and payment systems, creditors' rights, bankruptcy issues and commercial and class action litigation. We stay informed on federal and state regulations to aid clients in effective compliance measures. Our attorneys provide sophisticated counsel on M&A transactions and the tax, ERISA, regulatory, real estate, and antitrust issues involved. Stinson has consistently been listed among the top firms in S&P Global Market Intelligence's bank and thrift legal advisor rankings based on the number of M&A transactions. For more information, please visit www.stinson.com.
INTRUST Bank
P O Box 1, Wichita, KS 67201
316.383.1368, https://www.intrustbank.com
Shawn Eidson, shawn.eidson@intrustbank.com | Quinton Smith, quinton.smith@intrustbank.com

Built on foundational values that endure, INTRUST Bank has been providing financial solutions to our customers throughout the Midwest for 145 years.  The bank is a fifth generation family bank headquartered in Wichita, KS and is rooted in a tradition of continuous innovation with a personal touch. Our approach to correspondent banking places a high priority on relationships, along with the tools expected from an industry leader: loan participations across many industries; bank stock loans; overnight investment of surplus funds (Fed Funds); 401(k) plans; comprehensive international products and services, check processing services using the latest technology; and vault and safekeeping services.
 
Axis Communications
433 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Suite 600, Irving, TX 75039
800.444.2947, https://www.axis.com
Contact:  Isaac Meeker / Isaac.Meeker@axis.com
 
Axis Communications – Innovating for a smarter, safer world
  • By combining intelligent technology and human imagination, we offer solutions based on sight, sound and analytics to improve security and optimize business performance
  • Video surveillance solutions - Video Management Software and recorders, analytics and applications.
  • Access control solutions - Open, scalable and flexible access control solutions that integrate seamlessly with other systems.
  • Intercom - Surveillance, reliable communication and remote door access combined
  • Training, service and support - Academy trainings, technical support and tools help customers to get the most out of their investment.
Audio solutions - Complete, high-quality audio solutions to improve security, make live or scheduled announcements.
ICI Consulting, Inc.
739 Pinta Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
800.729.8237, https://ici-consulting.com/
Mike Hatch, mike.hatch@ici-consulting.com


Founded in 1994, ICI Consulting is a leading bank advisor nationwide. Serving nearly 600 financial institutions and over 1,000 consulting engagements, ICI supports its clients by providing core processing assessments, vendor evaluations, contract negotiation and conversion services.
 
ICI saves clients time and money during core processing and ancillary systems evaluations and negotiations with the providers of these mission-critical in-house and outsourced fintech solutions. Our goal is to provide superior bank consulting advice to help our clients make sound strategic decisions.
 
We have assembled a team of successful former core processing vendors and bank executives who share a passion for assisting clients in achieving their corporate goals. ICI is professional, ethical and completely objective on vendor decisions. Clients find our seasoned firm to be experienced and nimble, with consulting experts located across the United States to better serve your bank.  http://www.ici-consulting.com
 
THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS
1st Reverse Mortgage USA
AccuSystems, LLC
B:Side Capital
Bank Compensation Consulting
Bankers Healthcare Group
Bankers' Bank of the West
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Complete Compliance, Inc.
Convergint Technology / Axis Communications
Crescent Mortgage Company
Eide Bailly
FHLBank Topeka
Gill Capital Partners
Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
Gulf Coast Business Credit
IBT Apps
ICBA and ICBA Services Network
ICI Consulting, Inc.
IntraFi Network
The James Paul Group
MG Architects
SBS Cybersecurity, LLC
Spry
Travelers
West Gate Mortgage