2019 Speakers: Financial Institutions Conference


Brady, Kevin
Kevin Brady, CPA

Senior Manager, Audit Services

Presenting - A&A Update

Kevin is a senior manager aligned with RSM’s financial services and consumer products industry groups.   He has 13 years of experience in the external audit practice, serving clients in these industries whose revenues range from $20 million to $600 million annually.   Kevin also serves as one of RSM’s northeast regional experts for both Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and ASC 842, Leases.   

Kevin’s focus includes providing financial audit and assurance services to small to large closely held corporations and SEC registrants.  In his current role, Kevin is responsible for the planning, organizing, administering and managing of all phases of each engagement and for ensuring that audits performed and reports issued by the firm comply with professional standards.

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Randy F. Coneby, CISA


Presenting - Emerging Technology Trends and Issues for Financial Institutions

Randy is a Principal for RKL eSolutions specializing in information technology (IT) audit. He assists banks and other financial institutions with audit risk assessments, financial operational audits, enterprise risk management, business process reviews.

Prior to joining RKL in 2016, Randy served for five years as Director in charge of all IT audit engagements in the  Mid-Atlantic for a regional internal audit and risk management firm. He also performed audits for MBNA America Bank, Bank One, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the United States Postal Service Inspector General Office. He began his professional career as a civilian auditor with the United States Air Force Audit Agency where he performed audits on weapon and financial systems for
10 years.

Randy has authored numerous articles in professional journals such as the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ Transactions magazine and the EDP Audit, Control and Security newsletter.

Frank L. Farone

Managing Director
Darling Consulting Group

Presenting - Flattening and Inverted Yield Curve Strategies for Financial Institutions

Frank consults nationwide with CEOs and CFOs of financial institutions to increase earnings through the proactive management of capital, liquidity/funding risk, and interest rate risk. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics such as industry issues and trends, funding solutions, regulatory issues, interest rate risk management, capital management and derivatives hedging techniques.

Frank was designated a “top-rated” speaker by FMS and is well known for his popular seminar “Turbo Charging Your ALCO Process” having helped thousands of bankers across the country.

Frank is a graduate of Siena College. He lives in Winchester, Massachusetts and is an avid golfer and runner, having completed numerous marathons including several Boston Marathons over the past 25 years.

Allison Henry

Allison M. Henry, CPA

Vice President, Professional & Technical Standards
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs

Presenting - Ethical Challenges and Solutions

Allison, who has been with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2003, works to elevate CPA practice quality through advocacy, outreach, and education. She currently administers PICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), oversees the administration of the AICPA’s Peer Review Program for Pennsylvania firms, monitors emerging global trends in the accounting profession, and serves as the PICPA staff liaison for eight statewide committees: Peer Review, Professional Ethics, Accounting and Auditing Procedures, Forensic and Litigation Services, Business Valuation, Not-for-Profit, Employee Benefits Plans, and IT Assurance. Allison also is technical staff liaison for a number of working groups that reach out to regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania on behalf of the profession. She frequently shares her expertise by speaking at PICPA events, hosting webinars on key topics, teaching ethics training, writing for the CPA Now blog, writing articles for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, and fielding technical inquiries.



Charles (Chad) K. Hull

Managing Director
Boenning & Scattergood Inc.

Presenting - Long in The Tooth Economy: How Are Pennsylvania Banks Delivering Returns?

For over 20 years, Mr. Hull has been providing advice to both public and private companies with regards to mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities, and other financial advisory services.  In addition, Mr. Hull serves as the head of the firm’s investment banking practice and is a member of the broker dealer’s board of directors.

During his career, Mr. Hull has advised on more than 150 investment banking transactions representing in excess of $10 billion of transaction value. In addition, he has provided more than 75 fairness opinions to corporate boards and/or shareholders on transactions ranging from buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions to capital restructurings. He has worked with clients in a multitude of industries including manufacturing, value added distribution, retailing, consumer products and hospitality. A particular area of expertise of his is advising companies operating in the financial services industry, with specific emphasis on banks and thrifts.  Boenning and Scattergood’s broad-based financial services investment banking practice is consistently ranked among the most active M&A advisers in the country.

Prior to joining Boenning & Scattergood, Mr. Hull was a Managing Director of Berwind Financial, L.P., a regional investment bank.  Prior to Berwind, he held multiple positions with First Fidelity Bank, a superregional commercial banking company.

Mr. Hull earned his BA from Colgate University. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.



Jeffrey P. Marsico

Executive Vice President
The Kafafian Group Inc.

Presenting - Long in The Tooth Economy: How Are Pennsylvania Banks Delivering Returns?

Jeff has been with The Kafafian Group since its inception and is a founding shareholder. He oversees and works in all lines of business and areas of expertise, with a focus on strategy, profitability, and financial advisory.

He began his banking career in 1985 and his experience includes: financial institution mergers and acquisitions, consulting and capital formation with Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets (now RBC Capital Markets); retail branch management and merger integration with First Maryland Bancorp (now M&T Bank Corporation); IT and trust operations with Northeastern Bank of Pennsylvania (now PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.).

At The Kafafian Group, he has analyzed and facilitated over 100 strategy development engagements for community financial institutions, resulting in documented strategic plans to guide client employees and improve performance. He has negotiated, analyzed and advised boards of directors regarding whole bank, branch and fee-based lines of business acquisitions resulting in more than four-dozen successful transactions with over $2 billion in value.

Jeff received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii and his M.B.A. from Lebanon Valley College. Professional education includes the AMIfs Institute, NASD Series 6 and 7, and the U.S. Navy systems administrator designation from the University of West Florida.

He serves on the faculty of the ABA School of Bank Marketing and various state associations’ executive development programs. He is a frequent speaker and commentator at industry events, and is a recognized community financial institution blogger.

Jeff interrupted his banking career and served seven years as a Military Intelligence Analyst in the United States Navy, earning three Navy Achievement Medals, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Ribbon, and other various commendations. He was a leader in starting the girls’ lacrosse program in his community, and is a certified U.S. lacrosse coach.

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Charles E. Marston, CPA, MST

President and Director of Tax Group
SR Snodgrass PC

Presenting - Tax Updates for Financial Institutions

Chuck is the firm’s President and the Director of the Tax Group with over 25 years of experience in corporate return preparation and overall tax planning, including more than 20 years of experience working primarily with financial institutions and their tax needs.  He earned his master’s degree in taxation in 2004 from Robert Morris University and acquired his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1991, also from Robert Morris.  Chuck is particularly proficient in compliance issues and interpreting the varying complexities in IRS, state, and local taxing entities as they relate to the banking industry.  His tax expertise and experience in the banking industry allow him to work with our tax clients to help them meet their tax compliance needs, understand the impact of their tax situation on overall business performance, develop appropriate tax strategies that are compatible with the specific goals of each institution, and stay aware of the current tax environment as it relates to the banking industry.  Chuck has also worked with a wide range of business types, including closely held private and S corporations, limited liability corporations, and partnerships.  He’s a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.  Chuck has published several articles on tax issues related to the banking industry and has been a speaker at various seminars.

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Tim McPeak

Executive Risk Management Consultant

Presenting - CECL: What You Need to Know Now

Tim McPeak is an executive risk management consultant at Abrigo, where he advises on risk and portfolio management with financial institutions nationwide. Previous to his current position, Tim led Abrigo strategic partnership program, through which the company partners with consulting, loan review, accounting, and other professional services firms. Before joining Abrigo in 2011, Tim spent several years as an associate with investment banking firm Babcock & Brown, focusing on commercial real estate and infrastructure finance. Tim began his career in retail and business banking with Key Bank of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

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Robert Miller, CNE, ASE, CCFE 

Vice President of Technical Services

Presenting - Emerging Technology Trends and Issues for Financial Institutions

Bob  is the Vice President of Technical Services with the RKL eSolutions group. He started his career as a Novell certified CNE, Compaq certified Accredited Systems Engineer, SCO Unix, Microsoft Xenix and ALR certified technician, is currently a Certified Forensics Examiner with experience in most operating systems including Windows (all variants), OS/2, Linux, and Unix. Creative problem solver with ability to troubleshoot pc and network problems, locate weaknesses in existing systems and proactively protect computer investments.

Prior to joining RKL in 2003, Bob was self-employed as the owner of Miller Consulting and had been Senior Technician for Main Street Software for 9 years. He specializes in managing the IT Network Consulting Team, coordinating projects, troubleshooting network operating systems, coaching and mentoring.                    

Allison Minnis

Allison Minnis, CPA

Crowe LLP

Presenting - CECL: What You Need to Know Now

Allison is a manager in the audit and accounting services department.  She has over eight years’ of public accounting experience focusing on publically traded and privately held financial institutions and specialty finance companies with asset sizes from $200 million to $10 billion.

Allison has spent the majority of her career focusing on financial service industry.  She has experience in financail institution business transactions including acquisitions, public offerings, SOX 404 internal control implementation and IT system conversions.




Mulloy, Patrick

Patrick J. Mulloy, CPA

Partner, Audit Services

Presenting - A&A Update

Patrick is a partner aligned with RSM’s financial services industry group and serves as industry leader over the financial institution practice for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. He has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a firm-designated financial institutions specialist. Patrick is aligned with the external audit practice and has served clients from approximately $100 million to $20 billion in assets. Patrick has experience servicing financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, specialty finance entities and trusts. Patrick also has experience advising financial services clients including investment companies, private equity firms and hedge funds.

Patrick’s focus includes auditing the financial reporting processes of publicly traded and privately held clientele under the various regulatory requirements which include the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s (FASB) guidelines. Patrick has experience with numerous special engagements including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and multiple securitizations consisting of registration statement due diligence, comfort letter procedures, and coordination with underwriters, legal counsel, and management. Patrick’s focus also includes the auditing of internal controls as well as advising clients on the regulatory requirements associated with Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).