Speakers


Joe Sullivan
CEO and Founder of Market Insights
Joe Sullivan is the CEO and Founder of Market Insights. As a consultant, author and speaker with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, the themes of relevancy and growth can be found throughout Joe’s work. Over the years, Joe has been invited to share his insights with many international, national, regional and state associations and banking schools — on topics ranging from marketing and delivery network planning, to brand positioning and leadership. Joe’s forward thinking approach and energetic style engages his audiences and consistently makes him a top-rated speaker. He routinely challenges conventional thinking and creates a sense of excited urgency with his audiences. 
Larry Pruss
Senior Vice President of Strategic Resource Management
Larry Pruss has nearly 25 years of expertise in payments. His background includes work with the National Bank of Canada, where he served as Head of Cards, Payments, and Transactional Solutions. He previously served as Senior Managing Director of Credit Cards and Loan Revenue for Profit Insight, and as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Analytics for Bank of America.

Larry has worked with leading financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire Financial Services (now Scotiabank), and MBNA to develop strategies and plans related to card optimization, revenue enhancement loyalty marketing, and portfolio acquisition. He is often quoted in industry publications and regularly publishes articles and white papers related to his areas of expertise.
Tim Leonard
aka Tim the Banker
Tim Leonard is the Chief Information Officer at Commercial Bank of Texas. Tim has over 17 years of banking experience and has served in various management positions including information technology, bookkeeping, proof and transit, operations and call center. His passion for banking and education has given him opportunity to speak at state and national conventions concerning IT infrastructure, management and information security. He has worked as a private investigator and computer forensics examiner. Tim graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and the LSU Graduate School of Banking. He is currently the technology and information security teacher at Texas Tech's and SMU's Graduate Schools of Banking.
Jay Schulman
Principal, Consulting RSM US LLP Chicago, Illinois
 Jay is the National Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets at RSM. Bringing together all of the services across RSM including Audit, Tax, and Consulting, Jay leads the firm’s capability in addressing both enterprise blockchain technology and the adoption of digital assets such as bitcoin. With 20 years’ experience in information security and technology innovation, Jay helps clients think through the overall risk of adopting blockchain and digital assets and how to mitigate those risks through operational security and proper implementation of the technology.
BJ
CoNetrix
BJ’s passion for sharing information has existed his entire life, even as a child he ensured the entire neighborhood new his family’s business and he knew theirs. This passion lead to careers in Financial Audits, Education, IT Audits, and thus far culminated in a career at CoNetrix as a consultant.  He has a B.B.A in Accounting from Baylor University and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University. BJ is also a husband, father, and a part time hobby farmer.
Adrian Brown, AAP, APRP
Manager of Payments Consulting & Compliance, The Clearing House Payments Authority (TCHPA)
Adrian has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and over 15 years conducting ACH audits and consulting services for financial institutions and companies.