Main Sessions

Julia Hernandez

Julia Hernandez

Julia Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked cross functionally as a leader in merchant processing, human resources, treasury services, information technology, wealth management and deposit pricing. She has been part of the executive leadership team, has also led a national sales team working with Fortune 500 clients, and has coordinated communications and execution the areas of project management. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a fin-tech company …

John Hurlock

John Hurlock is the Founder and President of Smarter Risk Management, a boutique risk management consulting firm focused on developing and delivering risk management services and solutions to financial institutions, government entities and industries throughout the United States and in international emerging markets.

Through his SMARTER approach to risk management, John applies a comprehensive ERM methodology that consists of structured and consistent risk management processes, resulting in strategic, financial, and operational benefits that strengthen the organization and reduce the potential for unexpected losses …

General Sessions

Dr. Seifried is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.  He also serves as the Executive Consultant for the Sheshunoff CEO Affiliation Programs, and Chief Economist for SB Value Partners.

Dr. Seifried is the dean of the Virginia and West Virginia Banking Schools and currently is on the faculty of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking.  In addition, he has served on the faculty of numerous banking schools including: Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Graduate School of Banking of the South …

John Adams


John Adams serves as Principal and Head of Investment Banking for Sheshunoff & Co Investment Banking. John has been involved in over 100 successful merger transactions representing both buyers and sellers, focused on merger and acquisition advisory services, capital issuance, and debt placement. His background includes buy-side and sell-side engagements, merger negotiation and structuring, financial analysis, and….