SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /October 25, 2016/ — Cornerstone Advisors announced today the release of Insight Vault™, a new research and advisory service designed to provide mid-size bank and credit union executives and their boards with a reliable resource of data and industry information for their strategic planning, executive/board education, and budgeting decisions.
“There’s a lot of noise out there,” said Cornerstone Advisors Chief Executive Officer Scott Sommer,“and Insight Vault™ sifts through the hype and buzzwords to allow executives to get smart on not only top-of-mind issues, but also on the implications these issues will have on their organizations’ financial futures and strategic, operational and technology initiatives.”

Insight Vault™ contains succinct research and insights from Cornerstone experts who collectively spend hundreds of hours at financial institutions each quarter analyzing and validating industry behaviors and trends.

“Insight Vault™ is seriously gritty content for seriously busy executives,” said Ron Shevlin, research director at Cornerstone Advisors and a contributor to the service. “It goes beyond ‘just the facts, ma’am’ to provide strategic analysis on current industry trends and developments in areas like technology, payments, lending, efficiency and performance.”

A key feature of the report’s analysis is Cornerstone’s trademark “So What?,” a segment that doesn’t just show executives what they need to know, it shows them why they need to know it,” Shevlin said.

Customized versions of Insight Vault™ will be distributed separately to bank and credit union subscribers each quarter. As part of the annual service, executive teams can participate in a consult with a Cornerstone Advisors expert to discuss the research and analysis. More information and sign-up information is available at Cornerstone’s website.

CEO Sommer said the company created Insight Vault™ in direct response to a need expressed by its mid-size bank and credit union clients for concise, reputable and reasonably priced research. “The observations, analyses and data included in Insight Vault™ are meant to engage executive teams in meaningful, actionable conversations free of industry biases,” he said.


Founded in 2002, Cornerstone Advisors, a management consulting firm focused exclusively on mid-size banks and larger credit unions, provides customized solutions designed to assist financial institutions with their Performance, Strategy, Technology, Contracts, Payments and Channels initiatives. Cornerstone publishes GonzoBanker, an industry blog, and a variety of other research. Cornerstone also hosts GonzoBanker Roundtables for bank and credit union executives.


For more information, contact:

Ron Shevlin, Research Director
480.424.5849
Contact Ron Shevlin

Cate Pitts, Editorial Director
480.425.5203
Contact Cate Pitts