Ed Pace spent many years as a banker, bank consultant, financial writer, and teacher. He started his career at the First National Bank in Albuquerque, NM, where at various times he served as credit department manager, compliance officer, training officer, commercial loan officer, correspondent banker, and author/editor of the bank’s policies and procedures manuals. Also while a banker, he wrote and taught on the side, authoring more than 25 articles for national banking magazines, conducting seminars on behalf of Robert Morris Associates, and joining the faculty of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
For the past 30 years, Mr. Pace has written extensively for Sheshunoff. He was the creator and author of the company’s flagship product, the 16-volume Bank High Performance Management System, and its follow-ons: the three-volume Community Bank Management set, Bank CEO’s Operating and Management Desk Reference, Bank Operations and Administration Desk Reference, Community Bank Human Resources Management, Community Bank Loan Management, and Senior Loan Officer’s Desk Reference.
Since Mr. Pace’s retirement in 2018, Gary M. Deutsch has maintained the expert guidance of these community bank publications.
Gary M. Deutsch, CPA, MBA, CMA, CBA, CIA, has worked extensively with financial institutions in audit, lending, financial, and operational areas. He has served in senior positions for regional banks as VP of Finance, Real Estate Loan Officer, and Senior Audit Manager. Mr. Deutsch served as a consultant to financial institutions in strategic planning, profit improvement, financial management, and merger- and acquisition-related studies while working at KPMG. He was the CFO at a start-up bank, where he organized the accounting, finance, and investment functions to manage significant growth. Mr. Deutsch is the President of BRT Publications LLC, a professional authoring company serving the financial industry. Some of his published works for Sheshunoff include Risk Assessments for Financial Institutions, Practices and Procedures for Financial Institution Risk Management, Internal Audit Procedures Handbook, Internal Auditor Alert, Credit Manager’s Risk Mitigation, and Bank Security Report.