Consulting Solutions

BBW Consulting Solutions provided by

Bank Strategies, LLC is a Denver, Colorado-based consulting firm founded in 1982, also doing business as BBW Consulting Solutions*. Our team of professionals draws from more than 100 years of collective industry experience as bankers, consultants and regulators to assist your institutions with its unique needs. Our services include:

Strategic planning | Credit risk management | Profitability enhancement |
Acquisition and expansion | Enterprise risk management and corporate governance |
Management and staffing | Performance management |
Regulatory safety and soundness | Organizational change and effectiveness | Regulatory compliance risk management

Strategic Planning

  • Strategic planning facilitation and plan development
  • Plan monitoring and tracking
  • Business strategy assessment and consultation

Credit Risk Management

  • Independent loan review
  • Loan portfolio acquisition due diligence
  • Problem loan consultation and strategy development
  • ALLL review, consultation and preparation
  • Loan policy and procedure review and development
  • Loan documentation system review and consultation
  • Credit administration workflow and structure consultation

Profitability Enhancement

  • Expense reduction analysis and efficiency assessment
  • Business unit profit improvement
  • Branch profitability analysis and reporting
  • Branch rationalization analysis
  • Loan growth and concentration consultation
  • Corporate structure alignment to maximize efficiencies

Acquisition and Expansion

  • De novo bank consultation
  • Due diligence assistance
  • Regulatory application assistance
  • Business plan development
  • Branch expansion consultation
  • Buy/sell considerations
  • Capital planning
  • New product/service assessments and consultation
  • Market growth opportunity consultation

Enterprise risk management and corporate governance

  • Corporate governance structure review and consultation
  • Enterprise risk management assessment and consultation
  • Scorecard development and management information systems assessments
  • Audit assessment and coverage
  • Director training
  • Board/CEO performance evaluation/assessment
  • Corporate record consultation (board and committee minutes)

Management and Staffing

  • Management/staffing qualifications assessments
  • Organizational structure review
  • Management succession planning consultation

Performance Management

  • Performance evaluation systems design
  • Incentive compensation consultation
  • Salary and benefits comparisons and analysis
  • Corporate goal and development and performance evaluation system alignment

Regulatory Safety and Soundness

  • Board oversight assessment
  • Product risk assessment
  • Compliance audit function review
  • Internal control effectiveness testing
  • Reviews of fair lending testing processes and results
  • Training program assessment
  • Review of MIS systems supporting the compliance function
  • Compliance vendor management process review
  • Consultation in addressing or responding to regulatory compliance issues

Organizational change and effectiveness

  • Executive coaching
  • Team leadership development
  • Organizational cultural assessment
  • Assessment and process development for leading organizational change
  • Individual and team assessment (social and emotional intelligence profiling)
  • Communication skills development
  • Facilitation

Regulatory compliance risk management

  • Board oversight assessment
  • Product risk assessment
  • Compliance audit function review
  • Internal control effectiveness testing
  • Reviews of fair lending testing processes and results
  • Training program assessment
  • Review of MIS systems supporting the compliance function
  • Compliance vendor management process review
  • Consultation in addressing or responding to regulatory compliance issues

For more information on these services, call the BBW Consulting Solutions team at 303-903-9369,or email jim@bankstrategiesllc.com.

*Bank Strategies, LLC, doing business as BBW Consulting Solutions, is not affiliated with Bankers’ Bank of the West.