Creating a stronger financial Institution


Our Experience. Your Potential.

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Who We Are

We are innovative thinkers and veteran bankers who passionately believe that community banking is more than an industry.  It’s the lifeblood of communities, small business and families.

Jeffrey Voss, CPA, Managing Partner

“We understand your needs, because we’ve been there.  We’ve sat in your chair.”
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Peter Fotopoulos
Peter J. Fotopoulos, Managing Director

“Each client’s needs are unique. We provide customized solutions to address those needs.”
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Tommy FitzGibbon
Thomas P. FitzGibbon, Jr., Managing Director

“Each bank client operates in different environments and requires different strategies to address issues and work more efficiently. My client service approach focuses on identifying solutions that can be easily implemented in this challenging banking environment."
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David Larson
David Larson, Managing Director

"I thrive on collaborating with leaders and teams toward solutions that advance the client’s mission and employee wellbeing."
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Joe Kadolph, CRCM, Director

“A strong commitment to lending compliance is always in your best interest.  We’ll help you make it happen."
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Bill Ozanik
Bill Ozanic, Director

“We’re here for our clients from start to finish, guiding them step by step through good times and challenging times. It’s a philosophy we bring to every project."
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Jim Adkins
Jim Adkins,
Managing Partner

"You want your bank to be the best. So do we.”
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Daniel Kadolph
Daniel Kadolph, CPA, Managing Director

"Change is a constant.  We guide our clients on how to navigate change successfully so they meet or exceed financial and operational objectives."
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John Hecht, CPA
John Hecht, CPA, Managing Director

"Strong banks contribute to strong communities. We’d enjoy supporting yours."
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Cynthia Rohde, Managing Director Strategic Marketing

"The best communication is less about what you want to say, and more about what your customers need to hear, and how they need to hear it. We’ll help you find the right balance, messages and channels."
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Artisan Advisors Banking Expert Kathy Marinangel
Kathy Marinangel, Director

"Great banking organizations are agile, innovative, committed, and completely focused on excellence. We know because we built them!"
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Ron Mercer, CPA of Artisan Advisors
Ron Mercer, CPA, Director

“When you concentrate on what’s best for your client, in the end, that’s what will be best for you, too."
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About Us

The Artisan Advisors team has decades of experience as community bank presidents, CFOs and CCOs.  We use this experience to make our clients better banks, both in the short term and over the long haul. We have effectively managed and directed all aspects of banking business practices, including strategic and organizational planning, financial and accounting systems, regulatory compliance, staffing models, capital models , payment systems, liability management, and loan administration. Our unmatched industry knowledge and industry insights have played a leading role in our community banking clients market successes and value creation.


Artisan Advisors specializes in a range of strategic, support and organizational services for community banks and credit unions.  Implemented as part of a comprehensive plan designed to meet our clients’ specific needs, our service portfolio is fueled by the depth of experience our staff of former bankers brings to every project. 


Strategic Planning

Set your institution’s course for success with a customized, winning approach to strategic planning

Organizational Efficiency & Analysis

Make your institution not only more efficient, but more effective.

Capital Planning

State-of-the-art, data driven capital planning and modeling services.

Loan Participation Opportunities

Learn about high-quality loan opportunities that will add to your bottom line.


Allowance For Loan & Lease Losses

A data-driven approach to define your institution’s risk of loss and allocation of loan loss reserves.

Due Diligence

Does your bank acquisition or branch site selection make sense?

Executive Support & Recruiting Services

Coaching your team to improve their work and management skills, filling a key executive role, evaluating candidates to find the right fit.

Payment Systems

Payment system strategies and implementation to move your institution to technological excellence, minimize transaction risk and improve the Client experience.

Risk Management

Compliance Consulting

State-of-the-art compliance services that will keep your institution not just up to date, but ahead of the crowd.

Liability Management

Protect your net interest margins and your cost of funds from swings in interest rates.

Credit Risk Management

Manage your loan portfolio’s credit risk to maximize your risk-return relationship and minimize losses.

Loan Review

Loan review services performed by experienced former lenders, who take a lender’s view of your loans, not an accountant’s approach.

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