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Gary Lewis

Gary is the co-Director of Lending Sales for ProfitStars. He has twenty-two years of commercial lending experience in executive banking positions with both national and community banks.

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Surviving the 'Wheel of Death' – 5 Critical Steps for Crafting a Data Integration Strategy

Posted by Gary Lewis

Sep 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Earlier this year, one of the smartest bankers I know suddenly reached the end of his rope. In an attempt to bring order to the chaos of managing data silos within his financial institution, he drew a schematic of all the systems that, at one point or another, tied into his core. The end result was so confusing that he named it “the wheel of death.” 

While admittedly comical, this story sheds light on one of the most significant and serious questions financial institutions face today. How can lenders leverage data in a meaningful way to create efficiencies, influence revenue, and enhance customer service? There is a strong sense in lending that financial institutions have access to all the data they need, they just need a strategy to mine it. But the key to access is effective data integration.

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Topics: Commercial Lending

CECL Requirements…Our Modern-Day Y2K?

Posted by Gary Lewis

Jan 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Flash back to the late 90s when Y2K was all the rage. I remember the panic that transcended virtually all segments of the software market. Will our interest calculate correctly? How will we track maturities? Will the coffee maker work? The sky was falling! Whoever thought that having a two-digit data field representing the calendar year would be such a big deal? Well, it was a big deal. Or at least it appeared to be at the time.

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Topics: Commercial Lending

Apply Now - Commercial Lending in the 21st Century

Posted by Gary Lewis

Aug 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Is your Commercial Lending process outdated? Is it easy for commercial borrowers to conduct business with you? Are you providing products in the manner your borrowers desire? Think about these questions for just a moment and ask yourself…..am I doing all I can to be the best commercial lender in my market? 

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Topics: Commercial Lending

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