William Bane Joins Strategic Risk Associates; Firm Expands to West Virginia

Richmond, VA – Strategic Risk Associates, LLC (“SRA”), a national advisory and consulting firm specializing in banks and financial services, is proud to welcome, West Virginia Bank Risk Professional and Certified Public Accountant, William E. Bane, as Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit. Bane is a native of Barboursville and Huntington, West Virginia and currently resides in Princeton, West Virginia. “As Senior Manager, William will identify solutions to help banks and financial services companies with issues and manage risk through today’s challenging economic and regulatory climate and expand our product and service offerings to banks throughout West Virginia and in southwest Virginia”, says Michael Glotz, Founding Partner at SRA.

With approximately 30 years of experience, Bane has served financial institutions in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, and Financial Accounting. Bane is also known as a conference and guest speaker on enterprise risk management, internal audit, information security, and identity theft for various state banking associations, including West Virginia Bankers Association and the Virginia Association of Community Banks. More notably, he was a guest speaker at the international SNL Financial, Bank Enterprise Risk Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois in May 2013.

Bane said, “I am excited to join a prestigious innovative solution provider in the banking industry. What sets us apart from other bank advisory and consulting firms is our associates have run, acquired, and integrated banks, implemented and managed risk management systems, set up and led special assets, internal audit and compliance groups and bank examination teams. There is very little this team has not seen in the banking industry. We have experience from working on the inside of banking institutions and not from just looking in from the outside.”

Bane is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in West Virginia and Virginia, Chartered Global Management Accountant through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and Certified Risk Professional through Bank Administration Institute. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from West Virginia University and magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Marshall University. He also is a graduate of the West Virginia Bankers Association, School of Banking.

About Strategic Risk Associates

Strategic Risk Associates is a national consulting and advisory firm specializing in the banking and financial services industry in the areas of Information Technology Strategy, Risk, and Security; Enterprise Risk Management; Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence; Internal Audit; Bank Integration; Credit Risk Management including Loan Reviews, Stress Tests, Credit Training, and Process Improvements; Regulatory Support for Bank Exams, MOUs, and Enforcement Actions; Management and Board Assessments; Strategic Plans; Capital Plans; and Board of Director Training, Succession Plans, and Staff Augmentation. SRA leaders have direct banking, specialty finance, and regulatory experience.