Judges

Bruce McMeekin BKM Marketing Bruce McMeekin, CEO, BKM Marketing Associates, Inc.
Bruce began his career with Procter & Gamble, Bank of New York, The Travelers, and PNC Bank. He switched to the consulting side first at EMI Strategic Marketing and later at Protocol Marketing Group. In 2002, he formed BKM Marketing, an integrated consultancy and agency focused primarily on solving product and marketing challenges faced by banks and B2B marketers. Bruce holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from Harvard College in economics.
Nick Miller Clarity Advantage Nick Miller, President, Clarity Advantage
Nick Miller helps commercial banks and credit unions generate more profitable relationships, faster, with small and medium-sized companies, their owners, and employees. During the past 30 years, Nick has consulted with community, regional, and money center banks in the US, Canada, and Mexico on sales strategy implementation, value propositions, sales process, customer experience, and staff development. He has MC’d Source Media’s Small Business Banking Conference for six years and participated as a judge in Barlow Research Associates’ Monarch Innovation Awards for five years. Videos and articles at www.clarityadvantage.com.
Stu Richards Bredin Stu Richards, CEO, Bredin
Stu is CEO of Bredin, a marketing consultancy which helps clients develop profitable, long-term relationships with small and medium businesses (SMBs). A 20-year veteran of SMB marketing and communications, Stu joined Bredin in 1997 as vice president of marketing. He was named president in 1999 and CEO in 2001. Previously, Stu served as director of marketing at DeLorme Mapping, product manager at Nabisco Brands, and marketing representative at IBM. Stu holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Middlebury College.
Mary Beth Sullivan Capital Performance Group Mary Beth Sullivan, Managing Partner, Capital Performance Group
Mary Beth Sullivan has 25 years of experience in financial services, both as a practitioner and an advisor to senior managers and directors. Mary Beth is a founding partner of Capital Performance Group LLC, a management consulting firm that provides advice, research, analysis, and project management services to the financial services industry.

 

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