Managing your Post Covid Banking Career

Managing your Post COVID Banking Career in 5 Steps: The COVID has created an interesting workplace dynamic and in many cases made it more difficult to be recognized for your hard work and efforts especially if you have been working remote. It has never been more important to have a plan to manage your banking… Continue reading

7 Tips to Become a Named Succession Candidate

7 TIPS TO BECOME A NAMED SUCCESSION CANDIDATE We are often asked to help our bank clients with writing and implementing their Succession Plan.  This experience allows us to help candidates position themselves to be named as a potential successor. The majority of our executive searches rarely have internal candidates. In many cases, the talent… Continue reading

7 Steps to a Merger Resistant Succession Plan

7 STEPS TO A MERGER RESISTANT SUCCESSION PLAN The value in having a written and well communicated Succession Plan impacts every employee, shareholder, and community for every community bank in America. A high-quality plan will help you identify key players, develop a plan to support their career path, and prevent you from being a target… Continue reading

The Importance of Diversity in Financial Services

The Importance of Diversity in Financial Services By Andrew P. Russell, MAJ (Ret.) President, Sound Payments Inc. and Brian Rhonemus, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates Rhonemus Group With the recent chain of events across the country, there is a lot of talk about racial tension, the economy and immigration. We have work to do in… Continue reading

Year End Blog Post

Year End Blog Post-Thank You, and the Look Ahead As we wrap up year end of one of the most difficult years most will ever encounter, we wanted to extend a simple thank you and a look ahead to a brighter year, and future: We had great plans as we sat here one year ago… Continue reading


If anyone had it in their plan or risk assessment that we would be sitting in 2020 with one of the greatest economic surges in our lifetime to see it all come to a crashing halt in a few short weeks-good for you! The reality is that this is the making of a horror film,… Continue reading


RHONEMUS GROUP ADDS JOHN DURANT TO SUPPORT EXPANSION September 10, 2019 – (Columbus, OH)-Rhonemus Group ( the Columbus, OH based talent management firm, is pleased to announce the addition of John Durant to our team as SVP, Executive Search Consultant to further support our growth across the US. John Durant John Durant joined Rhonemus Group… Continue reading

Rhonemus Group Expands to Build a National Mortgage Banking Practice

Press Release For immediate release Contact: Brian Rhonemus, CEO 614.686.4409 Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group Columbus, Ohio RHONEMUS GROUP EXPANDS MORTGAGE TO A NATIONAL PRACTICE February 14, 2018 – (Columbus, OH)-Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group ( the Columbus, OH based search firm, is pleased to announce the recent growth of its Mortgage… Continue reading

Oops Wells Fargo Did It Again

Even after numerous recent transgressions, Wells Fargo is experiencing more trouble. Several lawsuits are in the works against them, claiming that the bank changed the terms of bankrupt borrowers’ mortgages without their consent. Extended Plans They lowered monthly payments yet they extended the duration of the loans which increase the interest they would pay over… Continue reading

It’s Not Just Banks with a Stake in Achieving Regulatory Relief

The administration is releasing a report detailing possible regulatory reform that will ease overly restrictive regulations that are hindering banks and their customers. This could free up more lending resources and reduce the obstacles between banks and customers, and give people more financial choice. Hopefully it will address areas such as liquidity, capital requirements, and… Continue reading