Paladin Delivers Cost Efficiency at The Core.

Never Again Over Pay for Core & IT Services.

  • Founded and operated by former Core & IT vendor executives.
  • Deep nationwide intelligence into vendor pricing, terms and conditions.
  • Proven to increase shareholder value in mergers & acquisitions.

Today, more than ever, cost efficiency is imperative to the success of community financial institutions. This is why, in 2008, Paladin fs developed the industry’s first nationwide “Blue Book” on vendor pricing for Core & IT services. We stand as the only research and consulting firm that combines deep market research into fair market pricing and unmatched experience in negotiations to cut down cost on your Core & IT services.  Paladin transforms associated vendor contracts to be more banker-favorable without the need to change primary vendors.

Since 2009, on average, Paladin has reduced expenses for clients by more than $960,000 per engagement.  Once a new Core IT contract is restructured by Paladin we stick around providing research, market intelligence and current pricing for the life of the agreement insuring you never over pay for these services again.

It’s the Data.

At Paladin we take a unique data-driven approach to contract negotiations. We perform free research first, before asking to be paid for our consulting, advice or direction.  Our business analysts confidentially review every single line and page of Core IT contracts and invoices at no risk or cost to you before providing an Executive Report of Findings (about 90 minutes of your time).  We are the only firm with a continually evolving national research database, or Blue Book, on outsourced pricing, commercial terms and SLA language for all national and regional Core IT vendors. Paladin works with all aspects of your Core IT including:
paladin_tableOur business analysts are former vendor executives and know how to orchestrate a ‘win-win’ agreement. We strive to understand your immediate and long-term business strategies, needs and requirements—from new products and services to future M&A plans. In this way all replacement contracts and pricing are in perfect alignment with your forward-looking strategy and Fair Market Value.

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 Calendar

This year Paladin’s President, Aaron Silva, has been invited to speak at several finance conferences across the US to address and shed light on topics such as: the increasing need for cutting NIE during mergers & acquisitions, 10 things your vendors don’t want you to know and different M&A discussions about repositioning your core & IT to benefit shareholders.

Click Here to review Aaron’s educational archived presentations. Attending a conference listed below? Watch Aaron’s video for attendees on what you will walk away with from his session.

Upcoming Events:


CBW- Community Bankers of Washington 23rd Annual Convention: September 11th-13th in Tulalip, WA.

WOLF- CEO Board University: September 19th in Trumbull, CT.

FMS- East Coast Regional: September 28th-30th in Hershey, PA.


Wolf & Company- CEO Board University: October 19th in Westborough, MA.

ABA- Annual Conference: October 19th-21st in Dallas, TX.

Mr. Silva will continually be adding conferences and new speaking topics to the Paladin Calendar. Please check back again soon!

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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