Ed Depenbrok, Principal.
Ed Depenbrok founded dbrok group in 2001 and has over 40 years of experience in all areas of banking financial management. In 23 years of experience at Bank One, he held positions ranging from Controller at community banks, to Chief Financial Officer at a state holding company, to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the national Retail business line.
With dbrok group, Ed has worked with many community banks providing financial management support, coaching and development, strategic planning facilitation, and directing performance improvement projects. He completed a nearly two-and-a-half-year assignment as the non-employee Chief Finanical Officer of CIB Marine Bancshares, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, a publicly traded Bank Holding Company. During his tenure, he was an integral part of the successful capital restructuring of the company through an innovative use of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by a banking company. More recently, he served as interim Chief Financial Officer of Baytree Bank in Lake Forest, Illinois, and has provided interim financial management leadership to Town and Country Financial Corporation in Springfield, Illinois. He also served on the Board of Directors of Ridgestone Bank, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Ed know the best practices in use and how to apply them. He particularly understands that information needs and requirements vary at different companies and he adapts best practice tools and concepts to enhance the financial management process of any community bank. Because of the strong value he places in working as a partner with clients, he ensures their needs are met and feasible action plans are successfully executed to meet business objectives.
Paul Ewig, Director, Accounting and Financial Services.
Paul affiliated with dbrok group as an independent management consultant, in 2008, broadening the firm’s skills in technical accounting, SEC reporting, and overall accounting and financial management. He has over 30 years experience in accounting, financial management, and business line management. His background includes major accounting firm experience, accounting management at a regional bank holding company, and serving as CFO for various bank holding company operating units.
In addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer for a regional bank holding company’s Trust Company, he also served as its Chief Operating Officer. More recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded community bank holding company.
Paul’s extensive banking industry experience combined with strong accounting skills enables him to provide effective support to clients in areas ranging from SEC reporting, to accounting processes and procedure improvement, to financial management, to coaching and development of accounting and finance staff, where he brings current best practices into the organization.
Amy Rydeski, Manager, Finance and Accounting Services.
Amy joined dbrok group in 2015, bringing over 15 years of banking and accounting management experience. In addition to experience in credit underwriting and loan proposals, she has served as Controller for three community banking organizations. She has extensive hands on experience with financial and regulatory reporting, as well as a solid understanding of accounting issues facing today’s community banks.
Amy has strong problem solving, leadership, planning, and project management skills. She is able to exercise a high degree of discretion, judgment, and tact in handling issues of a sensitive nature. She is also able to make decisions and solve problems using sound judgment, experience, and research.
Amy’s work experience has well prepared her to be an excellent resource to community banks needing interim accounting management during staff transitions or to supplement in house resources.