Bank Strategies LLC (a Bankers' Bank of the west Bancorp Inc. Subsidiary)

1099 18th Street, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80203

In 2014, the Denver-based consulting firm Bank Strategies LLC and Bankers’ Bank of the West entered into a joint marketing agreement to provide community banks with access to a team of accomplished banking professionals on a project basis. The growing need, especially among independent banks, for specific skills and outside expertise on an as-needed basis later prompted BBW to propose a tighter relationship with the Bank Strategies group. By mutual agreement, Bank Strategies became a division of BBW in 2018.

Today Jim Swanson, a financial services industry professional with decades of broad experience, leads the division. Bank Strategies has helped banks ranging in asset size from less than $100 million to more than $2 billion with various consultative needs, and the group brings a balanced perspective, decades of banking experience, and highly developed skills to every assignment.

Among the services offered by Bank Strategies, the two most often requested are loan review and strategic planning. In addition, Bank Strategies can provide consulting, analysis, and assistance with projects in these and a variety of other areas:

  • Credit risk management BSA/AML compliance
  • Strategic expansion
  • Enterprise risk management and organizational governance
  • Management, staffing and organizational structure studies
  • Performance management
  • Regulatory safety and soundness consultation
  • Profitability enhancement
Jim Swanson