Settling Scores on the Frontier of the Financial Industry.
After selling IT and Core services to bankers all across the U.S. for nearly 18 years – I came to the epiphany that nobody [I mean nobody] had access to a resource of market intelligence and pricing data that could be used to level the negotiating playing field with Core IT vendors. At a major disadvantage, bankers only get to restructure a Core IT deal once every 5-7, years while vendors, like professional poker players, deal the cards thousands of times annually.
I founded Paladin fs, LLC in 2007 to be the only company in the industry that is 100% committed to driving greater cost efficiency into the Core IT relationships enjoyed by every bank and credit union in the United States. In every deal we improve the profitability and shareholder/member benefit by negotiating, restructuring and renewing multi-year, multi-million dollar Core IT services contracts. These new contracts are much more favorable to you than the vendor. See for yourself!
Paladin’s Hired Guns
Our team of analysts and industry experts possess deep experience as former Core and IT vendor executives – now working on behalf of bankers. Paladin’s team of Hired Guns provides your institution a unique advantage at the negotiations table with all service providers. Our results are so impressive and credible they have been independently tracked, studied and summarized in and industry studies released in 2013 by the BPI Network called Less Burn, More Return and then again updated in 2014 Core Way Forward Report and 2015 Grow Smart from the Start. Our research has been covered by just about every major industry publication, including American Banker, Credit Union Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The Old Consulting Model is DEAD…
…and we helped to kill it with our “research before consulting” approach. You and your management get to test us out, pick our brains and experience the power of the Paladin Blue Book through our $0 Assessment process before signing any formal agreement with Paladin. The industry is bloated with ‘me too’ consulting companies and service providers that will up-sell and cross-sell you everything from IT plans to compliance programs, checking rewards analysis and, oh yeah, a contract negotiation gig. We put an entire team of 3-4 experts on every deal so you are not limited to the experience of just one consultant. With our LifeTime Contract Protection Services commitment, we stick with your institution and the contact for the life of the new deal we negotiate.