The Industry Standard for Intelligent Contract Negotiations.


Going to the Negotiating Table without Data – isn’t very intelligent.

Experienced bank executives know they are outgunned by professional vendor negotiators that hold all the cards and know all the tricks.  With only one shot every 5-7 years to get it right bankers can’t make a mistake on a guess because their franchise will certainly suffer from excessive fees, onerous contract terms and one-sided deals.  Vendors hope you choose to be a lone cowboy and show up to the gunfight with only a knife.

Never Again Over Pay for Core & IT Services.

  • Risk free, fully outsourced research and consulting effort tied to performance and results.
  • Lifetime Contract Protection against ever signing another bad deal or overpaying for a new service.
  • Legal and compliance fees included.  Results can be guaranteed.
  • Deep nationwide intelligence and benchmarking of all Core IT vendor pricing, terms and conditions.
  • Process proven to increase shareholder value in mergers & acquisitions (buy or sell).

Paladin fs is the only company in the US that can provide over 123,000,000 reasons why the community banking industry continually turns to us when it comes time to renew or restructure multi-year, multi-million dollar Core & IT services contracts with the likes of Fiserv, Fidelity, Jack Henry, CSI, D+H and all other ancillary services i.e. internet banking, bill payment, ATM/EFT, etc.

Wonder if you are receiving fair market value for your Core IT contracts?

Contact Us or Sign Up for Paladin’s FREE $0 Core IT Cost Assessment.

Paladin’s 2016 Speaking Calendar

Watch Aaron’s video for attendees on what you will walk away with from his session.

Upcoming Events:

January 31 – Feb 2: Bank Director Acquire or Be Acquired.  Phoenix, AZ.

The New M&A Mandate – How Stronger Core IT Agreements Benefit Shareholders in Any Deal

With Marty Caywood, VP Info Technology HomeTrust Bank, Asheville, NC

February 15-17: ABA National Conference Community Bankers, Palm Desert, CA

Winning Against the Oligopoly

With Jim Baxley, CIO (f), Square 1 Bank, Charlotte, NC

February 25th: Oklahoma Banker Assoc. CFO Conference, OKC

Why Core IT Providers Have a Big Advantage in Negotiations – And What to Do About It

May 4-6: Indiana Bankers Association Mega Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Why Core IT Providers Have a Big Advantage in Negotiations – And What to Do About It

May 12-13: New Hampshire / Vermont Bankers CEO & CFO Annual Conference, Woodstock, VT

Why Core IT Providers Have a Big Advantage in Negotiations – And What to Do About It

May 17-18: Virginia Bankers Operations & IT Convention, Charlottesville, VA.

The New M&A Mandate – How Stronger Core IT Agreements Benefit Shareholders in Any Deal

June 5-8: Maryland Bankers Association Annual Convention, Amelia Island, FL

How Severn Bank Negotiated with The Core IT Oligopoly – And Save Millions.

Topic: TBA

With special guest TBA

September 18-20: FMS East Coast Regional Conference, Boston, MA

Topic: TBA

With special guest TBA

September 21st: South Dakota CFO Forum, Siox Falls, SD

Topic: TBA

October 13 & October 14: Florida Bankers Conference, Miami + Orlando, FL

The New M&A Mandate – How Stronger Core IT Agreements Benefit Shareholders in Any Deal

November 7-8: Texas Bankers Association – Way Forward Conference, New Orleans, LA

Winning Against the Oligopoly








Paladin Gives Back

Everyday at Paladin, we strive to create an even playing field for others. We believe in charitable giving and investing in people and organizations who work hard for others that have greater needs. Everyone can use a helping hand, support and guidance at one point or another. The charities that we are truly passionate about provide reliable resources as well as love, help, hope and aid to groups of courageous individuals.

If your financial institution is looking for a cause that changes someones life for the better and makes a difference everyday, please follow the links below and help support what are unmistakably GREAT causes.

Opportunity Junction

Junction.logo.hires (1)Opportunity Junction believes that everyone who works hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. They help low-income job-seekers gain the skills and confidence to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. Programs include job training and placement, individualized career development, and classes in computers and ESL.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support CommunityThe mission of this Charity is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. They assist with every aspect of support for those fighting cancer and their families. Here is just one excerpt out of the pages of help they offer. “If you have just learned about your cancer diagnosis, you may be feeling too numb to think about what you need to manage the stress and anxiety that naturally comes with diagnosis and treatment.  Dealing with the feelings and changes cancer can bring can be lonely even when you are surrounded by loving and supportive people. Talking to someone may be the first step in helping you cope with the uncertainties ahead.”

The Wounded Warrior Project

wounded-warrior-project-logoThe Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The Vision: To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. The purpose:

  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

We owe every warrior a debt of gratitude and giving a donation only scrapes the surface.

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