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Jim Marous

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Partner with a compelling presenter who earns the highest ratings at industry events. Reward your audiences with one of the world’s best known financial services experts.

One of the most influential people in banking, and a top 5 Fintech influencer, Jim Marous is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous speaks on innovation, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel distribution, payments and digital transformation.

Efma Distribution Summit in Barcelona

Jim inspires new thinking at Microsoft Envision

Jim has been featured by CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker, Accenture and Forbes and has spoken to audiences worldwide.

Marous has also advised the White House on banking policy and is a regular contributor and guest host for the Breaking Banks radio show.

"Jim has a tremendous global following in the financial services industry and is a very energetic presenter."
– Philippe Van Fraechem, Efma

 

"Jim is a phenomenal curator of all things banking. He's got his finger on emerging constructs and trends from an informational perspective, and he knows everyone that matters!‬"
~ Brett King, Startup Founder, Bestselling Author, Speaker, Radio Host‬
"Jim is a knowledgeable and experienced financial services executive. He is bright and articulate and has strong presentation skills. Jim has presented information in our meetings on a number of occasions and is consistently very well-received. He knows the business and is very capable in clearly communicating a variety of information.‬"
~ Debbie Bianucci, President & CEO at BAI‬
"Jim Marous is a seasoned banker mixed with a little bit of start-up and a sprinkle of upstart. As a result, he's the perfect mix for any FinTech or Financial conference, and will easily provide an audience with an informed view and a worthwhile insight."‬
~ Chris Skinner, Chairman of The Financial Services Club, Bestselling Author‬
"Jim has forgotten more about financial services marketing than the average senior marketing executive has ever learned. He has a 360° view of marketing having worked both on the client and agency-side. Do yourself (and your bottom-line) a favor and get the sharpest mind in the biz working for you!"‬
~ Paul Allamby, Chief Marketing Officer at Mirum Agency‬
"Jim’s presentation was one of our highest rated for content and style. An outstanding performance that our attendees loved. We will definitely invite him back."
~ Matej Matecek, Director, Retail Banking Forum

Keynote

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Efma Distribution Summit, Barcelona

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Efma Innovation Awards, Amsterdam

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Keynote Speaker Sessions

Efma Distribution Conference - Barcelona

EFMA Conference - Barcelona 2015

Jim’s keynotes are based on in-depth research and insights from across the industry. Delivered with passion and enthusiasm, Jim leverages the resources of The Financial Brand, the Digital Banking Report and his vast industry relationships to provide a unique perspective that nobody else can deliver.

Jim entertains as he educates, providing practical and actionable insights, inspiring attendees to utilize and share the strategies after the presentation, customizes Each presentation is customifor the client and the audience, never doing the same presentation twice. Jim works diligently to ensure that every engagement is unique and impactful. The result? An energized, high-energy and targeted keynote or workshop that resonates with each participant.

More than just showing up at your event, Marous promotes engagements to his vast social media audience. He also can provide valuable offers from the Digital Banking Report to attendees. This increases attendance at your event and provides industry buzz months in advance, and after your event.

 

Jim as Keynote Speaker at Efma Innovation Conference, Amsterdam

Efma Innovation Conference - Amsterdam

Jim’s most popular keynote presentations and workshops include:

  • Trends and Predictions for the Future of Banking: A review the top 10 trends that have been crowdsourced internationally from global industry leaders.
  • Reaching the New Digital Consumer: A presentation of what the digital consumer looks like (it’s not just millennials) and the expectations of this highly engaged, mobile, social consumer.
  • What Banking Can Learn From Top Innovators: A discussion of how Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Tesla and others have set the bar on digital innovation and how banking can learn from these unique firms.
  • • It’s Time for a Customer Experience Wake-Up Call: Despite improvements in customer experience scores overall, the customer is expecting much more. How can organizations use customer insight and digital technology to cut costs while increasing loyalty?
  • The Power of Personalization: Drawing from proprietary research, a dynamic perspective on the “personalization gap” between consumer and industry expectations and how the banking industry can close this gap.
“Jim Marous’ ‘Top 10 Banking Trends’ has been the most-read article, based on page views, for the past two years.”
~ BAI Banking Strategies

Press

Jim Marous is often quoted or featured in trade journals and business publications globally. In addition, Jim provides insights and perspectives several times each week in The Financial Brand, one of the top financial services industry publications in the world.

 

Recent features and quotes include:

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PUBLISHER

The Financial BrandThe Financial Brand is an online publication focused on marketing and strategy issues affecting retail banks and credit unions. With over 1.6 million readers in 200 countries around the world, it is the singular resource for C-level banking executives looking for the latest ideas, insights and information about how financial institutions build and grow their brands. Jeffry Pilcher is the CEO and founder of The Financial Brand.

Digital Banking ReportDigital Banking Report is published 9 times a year, delivering in-depth and unbiased guidance for bank and credit union product managers, marketers, and C-level executives hoping to improve their digital, online and mobile offerings. Subscribers get current insights and have access to more than 150 previously published reports available in the online library.

“Jim is always one of the most requested and highest rated speakers at our events. He combines deep expertise from his research with a compelling delivery style.”
~ Next Money

Testimonials

Jim Marous has delivered crowd pleasing presentations for a variety of events over the past several years. Below are some of the testimonials provided by clients who have booked him to educate, inspire and even amuse.

Vincent Bastid

Vincent Bastid

CEO, EFMA

“Jim Marous is a market opinion leader on financial services. He gets high level recognition from senior banking executives and has an inspirational spirit to break through new concepts and getting the best from people. Visionary and inspirational, Jim is a great energizer and never misses the opportunity to highlight breakthrough concepts. Not only a great speaker, he is also an excellent moderator and writer, providing great insights to bank decision makers.”

Brett King

Brett King

Startup Founder, Bestselling Author, Speaker, Radio Host‬

"Jim is a phenomenal curator of all things banking. He's got his finger on emerging constructs and trends from an informational perspective, and he knows everyone that matters!‬"

Debbie Bianucci

Debbie Bianucci

President & CEO at BAI‬

"Jim is a knowledgeable and experienced financial services executive. He is bright and articulate and has strong presentation skills. Jim has presented information in our meetings on a number of occasions and is consistently very well-received. He knows the business and is very capable in clearly communicating a variety of information.‬"

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Chairman of The Financial Services Club, Bestselling Author

“Jim Marous is a seasoned banker mixed with a little bit of start-up and a sprinkle of upstart. As a result, he's the perfect mix for any FinTech or Financial conference, and will easily provide an audience with an informed view and a worthwhile insight.”

Paul Allamby

Paul Allamby

Chief Marketing Officer at Mirum Agency‬

"Jim has forgotten more about financial services marketing than the average senior marketing executive has ever learned. He has a 360° view of marketing having worked both on the client and agency-side. Do yourself (and your bottom-line) a favor and get the sharpest mind in the biz working for you!"‬

Matej Matecek

Matej Matecek

Director, Retail Banking Forum

“Jim’s presentation was one of our highest rated for content and style. An outstanding performance that our attendees loved. We will definitely invite him back.”

Philippe Van Fraechem

Philippe Van Fraechem

General Manager, North Europe & Worldwide Programme Director at Efma‬

"Jim has a tremendous global following in the financial services industry and is a very energetic presenter. We asked him to keynote our distribution conference and he also was a Moderator for a series of sessions. His understanding of the changes and disruption in the banking industry was delivered with case studies and anecdotes that kept our audience engaged. Jim was ranked as a top speaker at our event and we will be inviting Jim to present for us again soon."

Matthew Wilcox

Matt Wilcox

Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Fiserv

“Jim Marous easily stood out as the “best of the best.” He is the most engaging and knowledgeable speaker I have seen on topics centered on the future of banking and the role digital will play. Jim is a master at engaging his audience and providing them information that will shape their thinking and help prepare them for the future of banking.”

Rob Findlay

Rob Findlay

Founder of NextMoney Conferences

“Jim Marous has the definitive view on how financial institutions and the startups that challenge them need to engage and win with their customers.” “Jim can pull in the right stories, examples, strategies and facts you need to get your business changing fast to meet the coming digital disruption that we all face. He will move your audience forward with a global view and an engaging style.”

JP Nicols

JP Nicols

Chairman, Next Money USA

“Jim is always one of the most requested and highest rated speakers at our events. He combines deep expertise from his research with a compelling delivery style.”

Chris Fleischer

Chris Fleischer

Market Research Manager, D+H

“Jim's engagement style is relationship-based, focused on results-driven initiatives, provided with enthusiasm and an enjoyment to see new ideas come to fruition.”

Jana Miller Schmidt

Jana Miller Schmidt

President and CEO, Ecova

“As a voracious learner, Jim spends nights and weekends reading, studying and writing so that he can provide well thought out recommendations and strategic advice each and every day. Jim is truly one of the most passionate people that I have ever met, always giving his personal best.”

Mark Zmarzly

Mark Zmarzly

Founder & CEO, Hip Pocket

“It's rare to meet someone who knows so much about all of the newest products, services, and emerging trends in the world of banking.”

Lindsay Greene

Lindsay Greene

Vice President, Community Bankers Association of Georgia

“Jim provided information and strategies our bankers could immediately implement to improve their institution’s bottom line. Jim was a delight to work with and his positive attitude is very refreshing.”

C. Kevin Archer

C. Kevin Archer

Conference Producer

“Jim is adept at creating memorable presentations that are easy to follow and packed with interesting and appropriate information. I am always thrilled when Jim agrees to speak for us!”

Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed

Dot Finance Africa

“Jim Marous is one of the world’s greatest fintech minds and a first-rate speaker on issues related to the future of financial services. He spoke at our recent conference in Nairobi and literally stole the show. If you are looking for a leading authority for your next banking conference – one who could wow your audience with great content and superb delivery – look no further.”

Trevor Rasmussen

Trevor Rasmussen

Senior Content Marketing Manager, Deluxe

“Jim is one of my favorite people to work with. We’ve partnered with him for both live events as well as webinars and he always exceeds our expectations in terms of preparation, promotion and the content he shares. Jim brings a strong social presence and a very loyal following of people in the financial services industry who flock to hear him speak on a very broad set of topics. If you are looking for a great speaker that you can count on to show up fully prepared to share dynamic content and draw larger audiences to your event, Jim Marous should be one of your first phone calls.”

Corey Wick

Corey Wick

Senior Marketing Programs Manager, Kofax from Lexmark

“Jim has a wide range of advanced digital banking knowledge and high level of detailed expertise and trusted resource. He was influential in leading a digital banking roundtable and served as a panelist at our digital onboarding event.

“Not only does he possess an in-depth knowledge of all things digital banking, he’s terrific to work with-- organized, approachable and responsive. We’re fortunate to have Jim as a resource as he’s elevated and enhanced several of our digital banking workshops and meetings. We look forward to continuing to work with Jim at future Kofax/Lexmark events.”

Nadia Benaissa

Nadia Benaissa

Marketing Manager, CR2

“Eyes wide open. Full audience engaged as Jim Marous, one of the top financial bloggers/influencers took the stage to enlighten us on how digital and payment disruptors are affecting banks in fast growing markets. Jim delivered a provocative, stimulating, audience engaging talk that left many of our audience members examining their own institutions for change. Jim’s professionalism and expertise on the topic were second to none. It was indeed an honour and a rare privilege to have Jim as our guest speaker.”


Discover how Jim Marous can help make your event a success!

For information and booking, contact:

Jim Marous
8803 Brecksville Rd. STE 7-223
Brecksville, OH 44141
+1 (216) 218-4257
JMarous@TheFinancialBrand.com

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