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Greg Ulankiewicz

Senior Research Analyst

Greg Ulankiewicz develops content for the Raddon Research Insights and Performance Analytics programs, and provides analytical support to strategic advisors at Raddon. He joined Raddon in 2001 as a client manager for the Performance Analytics program. Prior to his current role he was a supervisor for both the bank and credit union Performance Analytics programs, where he managed the delivery channel activity report and the implementations of client checking activity data into Integrator™.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Greg Ulankiewicz

November 24 is Small Business Saturday, so now is a good time to recognize the vital force of small businesses for our nation’s economy. Defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as having fewer than 500 paid employees, U.S. small businesses employ almost half (48 percent) of the civilian population. These 5.9 million non-sole-proprietorships also are responsible for 41 cents of every dollar earned by American workers. In essence, 40 percent of consumer spending power is a function of small business employment.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Greg Ulankiewicz

In June, Raddon hosted its quarterly workshops for participants in the Performance Analytics program.  These workshops provide a forum for financial services executives, senior leadership, managers and department personnel to discuss the latest industry issues and assess their organization’s performance through the program’s peer benchmarks, trend analysis and customer segmentation schemes. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Greg Ulankiewicz

In December, Raddon held its quarterly seminars for participants in the Performance Analytics program.  This program provides financial institutions with comprehensive analytics and peer benchmarks that measure performance across all areas of the organization and helps guide strategic initiatives.  The workshops facilitate a review of the latest research findings and offer a platform for discussing how financial institutions can respond to the challenges they face today.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Greg Ulankiewicz

Earlier this year, the Fed implemented two rate increases and appears poised for another increase at the end of this year.  With rising rates and improved loan to deposit ratios that have more institutions looking for funds, it’s fair to say that deposits are squarely back on the radar.  At Raddon, we’ve been talking with our clients about the implications of the changing environment and how to prepare for the coming challenges.   The first and most obvious takeaway is that:

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Greg Ulankiewicz

After years of sales and lending growth, the auto party looks to be winding down; and the auto arena as a whole appears rife for disruption, with potentially profound implications for financial institutions over the near, mid and long term. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Greg Ulankiewicz

In March, Raddon held its quarterly seminars for participants in the Performance Analytics program – formerly known as CEO Strategies Group.  This program provides financial institutions with comprehensive analytics that measure performance across all areas of the organization and helps guide strategic initiatives. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Greg Ulankiewicz

This past June and September, Raddon held its quarterly workshops for participants in its CEO Strategies Group program.  This program provides financial institutions with comprehensive analytics that measure their performance across all areas of the organization and helps guide their strategic initiatives.  The workshops facilitate a review of the latest research findings and offer a platform for discussion on how financial institutions can respond to the challenges they face today.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Greg Ulankiewicz

One overarching theme at the workshops was the importance of strategizing for sustainable growth. Considering the ongoing industry consolidation (largely a function of smaller organizations going away), rising operating and delivery costs and the clear earnings advantage for larger institutions, the ability to grow and benefit from economies of scale will be vital to organizational success, if not survival.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Greg Ulankiewicz

This past December, Raddon held its quarterly seminars for participants in its CEO Strategies Group program. The program provides institutions with comprehensive analytics that measure performance across all areas of the organization and help guide their strategic initiatives.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Greg Ulankiewicz

Six years beyond the recession, consumers seem to have little interest in borrowing. Did the credit-driven financial crisis alter consumers’ mindsets, leaving them highly averse to taking on debt?

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Greg Ulankiewicz

In October 2013, American Express “re-launched” Serve– a prepaid debit card purportedly targeted towards the financially underserved.  On June 4, 2014, American Express premiered its short movie Spent: Looking for Change - a 40-minute narrative focusing on those shut out, or at the margins of the traditional banking system.