4 Characteristics of a FinPartner

June 1, 2019 Chris Funck
4 Characteristics of a FinPartner
June 1, 2019

Bankers and industry leaders who live and breathe the partnership model are made up of resilient individuals, institutions and solution providers. They place the needs of their customer first. By consistently serving their customers with excellence, they earn the role of trusted partner. What about third-party service providers: the new FinTech opportunity knocking on your door, your established core provider, an advisor, a correspondent banker? Does it matter to you how they approach their relationship with you, your customers, their customers and industry stakeholders? Adding partnership-oriented selection criteria may serve you well during your vetting process. In this article, we examine four characteristics (and examples of an anti-partner mindset) to evaluate the next time you are searching for a suitable FinPartner.

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Chris Funck

Chris leads Product Management for Chatham’s customer hedging product line. Chris joined Chatham in 2007, starting with our Technology organization as a program manager. Prior to Chatham he worked as a project manager in technology-focused product companies serving highly regulated industries (Finance, Pharma, DoD). Chris earned a BA in Geography & Land Use Planning from Shippensburg University and an MBA from Penn State University.

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