In his role at Cornerstone Advisors, Sam Kilmer specializes in bank strategic and delivery planning as well as advisory for fintech, vendors and investors.

Prior to Cornerstone, Sam was vice president of market development at Harland Financial Solutions, where he was responsible for strategic planning, alliances, selected M&A analysis, content marketing and industry outreach. While at Harland and Marketing Profiles Inc., Sam held positions in marketing, client consulting and training. Sam also held delivery, marketing and planning positions for a regional bank, nationwide lender and community bank. His leadership experience includes delivery channel planning, analytics, marketing, system selection and implementation, contract negotiations, service quality improvement, merger analysis and integration.

During his career, Sam has implemented and integrated new systems at over 50 banks and credit unions throughout North America. He is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences including Financial Brand Forum, BAI, CUES, ABA, RMA, ICBA, CUNA and NAFCU. Sam is a contributing author for GonzoBanker, Cornerstone’s blog, and CU Management, a publication of the Credit Union Executives Society. He is frequently quoted in industry journals including American Banker, The Financial Brand, Independent Banker, Banking Exchange, CU Today, Credit Union Journal and Credit Union Times.

Sam studied geography and history at Regents College in London and earned a bachelor’s degree in international business and finance from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.