CEO, Chief Consultant
Sr. Finance Executive and FP&A Director
Hamrick is widely recognized as an innovative financial executive. He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and financial reporting as Controller and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for banks and thrifts from $500 million to $20 billion in assets, and from 15 to 150 banking centers. He is adept at working across functional areas and multiple organizational levels, from Board of Directors and executives to business line leaders to bring understanding of the financial impact of decisions, and support sound management planning. John has a BA degree from the University of Kansas, and completed the IFE Graduate School of Community Bank Management program held at the University of Texas. He is currently on the FP&A Editorial Advisory Board for the Association of Financial Professionals and is a founding member of the Houston FP&A Group.
Sr. Regulatory and Compliance Consultant, and Audit Division Director
Hankins has twenty-nine years experience in financial reporting, statement preparation, accounting, compliance, budgeting, and audit, with specific expertise in understanding and adhearing to regulatory policies and procedures for mutual funds, and REITs. As Senior Finacial Analyst, and Funds’ Compliance Officer for a $20 billion Insurance Company and an Investment Advisory Company with 19 mutual funds, Hankins prepared Annual Statements (including 10-Ks & 10-Qs), Prospectuses, and Statements of Additional Information for Variable – Separate Accounts. Additionally, she had oversight for filing the Funds’ regulatory documents (prospectuses, N-SAR, N-CSR, N-Q, etc.), as well as oversight of audits, and all regulatory examinations by the SEC. Hankins holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Houston at Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX
Sr. Design Consultant and SEO Director
Senior HR Consultant and Benefits Director
Brend has 30+ years’ experience in human resources, with over 15 years of specific expertise in benefits and payroll management. She has extensive knowledge of HR Systems Implementations/Conversions, Mergers/Acquisitions, SOX Compliance and Budget Management, and has worked with both Regional and Super Regional banks in critical HR management positions. Her accomplishments includes the creation of a comprehensive employee benefits program, and a payroll and HRIS system for a workforce that grew from 300 to 2,400 employees, as well as the successful integration of benefits and payroll from six acquisitions in Houston and Dallas markets. Additionally, she developed and managed the benefits and payroll Sarbanes Oxley control environments resulting in high internal control scores which exceeded federal reporting standards.