Avoiding Merger Nightmares: Best Practices for Core IT Contracts and Merger Implementation
How intelligent bankers are managing core IT contracts and avoiding post-merger integration issues.
Date : January 12, 2016 Time : 11:00 AM CST

Learn how to restructure contracts and pricing to benefit shareholders in advance of any merger and hold all vendors accountable during the integration process to minimize risks of cost overruns and negative customer impacts. 

Note: the live webinar has concluded. Please click here to view a recording. 

This webinar is specifically directed toward CEOs, CFOs and COOs of institutions considering a merger (buy or sell) in the next 3 to 5 years. The webinar will be co-presented by two of the most knowledgeable firms in the United States on the impact of Core IT agreements on mergers - West Monroe Partners and Paladin fs.

Presented by:

John Stockamp - West Monroe Partners
John Stockamp is a senior manager in West Monroe Partners’ Banks and Credit Unions practice and leader of that practice in the Pacific Northwest. He has more than 15 years of business and technology experience in the financial services sector, including leadership roles on more than 20 mergers and acquisitions, payments strategy, and other complex transformational programs.   

Aaron Silva - Paladin fs
After selling IT and Core services to bankers all across the U.S. for nearly 18 years – Aaron Silva, President of Paladin fs, LLC, came to the epiphany that nobody had access to a resource of market intelligence and pricing data that could be used to level the negotiating playing field with Core IT vendors. So he founded Paladin fs, LLC in 2007 to be the only company in the industry that is 100% committed to driving greater cost efficiency into the Core IT relationships enjoyed by every bank and credit union in the United States.  To date institutions that use our research have cut costs by more than $100,000,000.


Corey Coscioni - West Monroe Partners 
Corey Coscioni is West Monroe Partners’ director of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Development. He has more than 25 years of business consulting and information technology leadership experience in a variety of industries. Corey is also part of the firm’s corporate development team looking for companies to allow West Monroe Partners to expand capabilities or increase capacities through merger or acquisition.


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