Abound Resources' Executive Team of Bank Consultants

Abound is a consummate advocate for community financial institutions. The executive team speaks frequently with state, regional, and national trade associations and offers free educational webinars monthly. For a list of community bank webinars click here. For a list of credit union webinars click here


bank consultant Brad SmithBrad Smith - President, CEO & Co-Founder

Brad has spent the last 20+ years helping community and regional financial institutions achieve their business goals by integrating strategy with sales, marketing, operations and technology execution. He is co-founder and President of Abound Resources.

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bank consultant John Matheny

John Matheny – Managing Director of Performance Management

John Matheny has more than 30 years of experience in community and regional financial institutions and financial institution consulting. 

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bank consultant Jake AlemanJake Aleman - Director of Advisory Services

Jake has over 20 years of financial institution operations experience.  Jake is a skilled project manager having established a project management office for Southwest Bank of Texas (Amegy Bank). 

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bank consultant Todd StringerTodd Stringer - Director of Security Services

Todd has invaluable experience that includes security methodology development for national consulting firms, work with the financial services industry and the private business sector, managing projects that range from intrusion detection system implementation to executive oversight of multi-million dollar business management and automation systems.

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bank consultant Steve CarrollSteve Carroll - Director Risk Management

Steve has more than 25 years’ experience as a financial institution executive. He has worked in a variety of capacities in financial institutions, including consultant and CEO. His areas of expertise include business continuity planning, risk management, strategic business planning, and strategic technology planning.

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Charlie Lane, Abound ResourcesCharlie Lane - Vice President of Eastern Region

Charlie Lane is the Vice President of Eastern Region with Abound Resources. He has over 40 years of consulting experience in banking and technology.

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Sharon Sokol, Abound ResourcesSharon Sokol - Executive Advisor

With over 30 years of executive-level banking experience, Mrs. Sokol is one of the foremost payments systems and treasury management experts in the community financial institution industry. 

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Beth Dalton - Director of Operations

As an Advisor, Ms. Dalton works as a member of the Advisory Services team ensuring that all details, tasks, and coordination for client engagements are completed.

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