Creating a stronger financial institution together.

Our Experience. Your Potential.

Who We Are

We are problem solvers. Truth tellers. Battle-tested banking veterans. Trusted advisors.


Led by founders and managing partners Jim Adkins and Jeff Voss, our team of former bank CEOs, CFOs, presidents, board directors, compliance, credit and loan officers and marketing strategists works closely with financial institutions to help them succeed in an increasingly complex operating and regulatory environment.

Listen to Jim and Jeff talk about Artisan’s early days and where it’s heading now, in our podcast “Forged in Fire, the Artisan Origin Story.”


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What We Do

Artisan Advisors specializes in strategic consulting, risk assessment, organizational efficiency and talent optimization services for community banks, credit unions and non-bank financial institutions. Our service portfolio is fueled by the depth and breadth of experience our team of former bank executives and officers, and marketing strategists bring to every project.

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Strategic Consulting

Artisan’s experienced strategists can guide your leadership team through a detailed strategic planning process, lead due diligence on an M&A team, assess current marketing efforts to develop insight-driven recommendations, bring fresh thinking to capital planning, and more.


Risk Management

Straight from the trenches, Artisan’s former compliance, credit and loan officers will pressure test your institution for weaknesses and liabilities. Working along side your team, they will develop and execute a plan designed to put your institution on solid footing.

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Organization and Talent

Is your organization as efficient as it could be? Do you have the right experience and skillsets on your board and on your executive leadership team to achieve your goals? Artisan will work with you to identify and address organizational and talent issues that will strengthen your institution.

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Core Financial Technology

“Core Financial Technology is no longer a back room, tactical concern; it’s now a high strategic priority. Selecting the right vendor can be daunting but, when done properly, it will pay dividends for years to come.”

- Stephen D. Heckard,
Managing Director

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