Consulting, Risk Management & Business Development

Edwards Thrash & Associates, LLC

Scott Edwards
Main: (505) 263-5796
Edwards Thrash & Associates, LLC is the merger of two successful financial consulting firms.  Edwards & Associates, LLC was founded in June of 1983, by its principal M. Scott Edwards, a University of Arizona graduate and CPA.  Thrash and Associates, LLC was formed in 1995 by its principal Bobby Thrash, an Eastern New Mexico graduate with masters in finance.    The firms collectively have provided thirty years of financial advisory services in the areas of internal audit, loan review, appraisal review, compliance, policies, and A&D for financial institutions. During their histories, the firms have provided consulting services to over a hundred community Banks through at least two economic cycles.  Currently, the new firm provides some or all of their services to over thirty banks in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Mr. Joseph Gulash
Managing Director
101 California Street, Suite 3700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-591-5020
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) is a global, full-service investment bank that specializes exclusively in the financial services sector. Our focus includes banking and insurance companies, real estate companies and REITs, broker-dealers, mortgage banks, asset management companies, and specialty finance companies. KBW has established industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and sales & trading.


Keyser Business Advisory Service
Mike Maynard
Business Advisory Services
4141 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (602) 953-9737

Vantage Strategic Consulting 

Mary Collum
2200 East Camelback Road, Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ  85016
Phone: 602.762.7307

Vantage Strategic Consulting is here to improve your performance in a competitive landscape and provide you with a sustainable business strategy.

As your business partner, Vantage Strategic Consulting creates a strategy as unique as your business. After an in-depth conversation about your business needs and goals, we begin creating a solution for you to realize and execute that vision.  The result is a customized approach to help you achieve your vision.




Young & Associates, Inc.
John Fahrendorf
Executive Vice President, Western Region
Phone: 602-321-9463
Kyle Curtis
Senior Consultant

Phone: 602-903-2975
121 East Main Street, PO Box 711
Kent, OH 44240
Young & Associates, Inc. has provided consulting, outsourcing, and educational services to community financial institutions nationwide and overseas since 1978. Our products and services cover all the major areas of banking, such as risk management, capital planning, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, branching and expansion, internal audit, lending and loan review, information technology, human resources, and regulatory compliance. We are committed to offer practical solutions to our clients’ needs that will improve bank profitability, increase shareholder value, reduce the regulatory burden, and improve bank/regulatory relations.