Core Replacements, Mergers, Conversions And More!

Our Team Lets Your Organization Take Advantage Of Transformational Opportunities While Minimizing Cost And Risk.

Staffing Services / Strategy

Our Full Service Staffing Organization Gives Our Clients Access To Elite Level Talent For Any Banking Specialty Or Position

Training & Testing Services And Leadership

New Platform, Teller, Core, Loan, Document Imaging, CRM, Reporting, Online Banking, Risk Management Systems, and more

Project Leadership

We make sure your team’s valuable time is not wasted during every step of this challenging process.

Bringing It All Together!

SCG has assembled a strategic and unique team of bank and credit union experts with decades of combined experience. Our team helps clients with complex implementations, conversions, mergers, testing, training, and program / project management.


SCG also offers full service staffing that focuses on financial institutions and the unique challenges you face in finding and retaining top talent.

Our Services

Core transformation initiatives often involve replacing more than just the traditional core account processing platform and extend to include the full suite of business applications used to provide the fully integrated end-to-end services your customers expect.

Our team consists of senior fintech professionals with experience in all major core banking systems including Fiserv DNA, Signature and many more.

Our team understands the risks involved and can help make sure everything goes smoothly. We have handled mergers and acquisitions of all sizes and are ready to help you!

Our team of Project Management experts can handle timelines, coordinate with your vendors, work with your internal team and more to make sure your project goes smoothly.

With over a decade of experience with project management, testing and training, our team can make sure your Implementations, Conversions, and Mergers are a success.

Data is a critical asset for your organization and with proper use, it can be a significant source of revenue. The team at SCG can help you protect, analyze, and maximize your data.

Our full service staffing organization gives our clients access to elite level talent for any banking specialty or position.

Meet The Team

Smith Consulting Group has assembled a strategic and unique combination and banking, credit union, and financial services experts that can accomplish any project your organization needs. Click on any team member below to learn more about their individual backgrounds and skill sets.


Darren Smith
Founder & CEO


George Paxton
Chief Operating Officer


David Axel JD, MBA, MSCIS
Regulatory Compliance / Legal Affairs Officer


Angela Reneer
Solutions Consultant


Nick Kinsey
Senior Solution Consultant


Strategic Solutions Manager

Why Choose

Smith Consulting Group

Business success is not measured by your ability to conceive a great idea, but rather by your ability to put it in place. At Smith Consulting Group, we work with you to build and deliver a strong plan to achieve the desired results. All SCG consultants have over 15 years of banking experience as well as many years of Signature solution experience. 


Whether you’re needing solution consulting, conversion services, implementation strategy, testing or training assistance, or strong program and project management, SCG has the experience to help.

Our banking and credit union specialists are ready to help you with whatever challenges you are facing.

Success Stories

SCG has helped banks and credit unions of all sizes with full bank conversions, mergers & acquisitions, and much more.

Here are a few our of our more recent testimonials.  We would love to add you to our list of success stories!

Whatever you need, we can handle it. Just give us a call!

2020 / 2021: Seacoast Bank, Florida – Digital Online Solution Conversion

2019/2020: Vibrant Credit Union, Iowa – Post conversion Consulting Services

2019/2020: Seacoast Bank, Florida – Merger / Conversion Services; Consumer and Commercial Lending engagement

2019/2020: Carter Bank and Trust, Virginia – Commercial Cash Management & Online; Commercial Online Bank rollout

2019: Chemical Bank / TCF Bank, Detroit– Merger / Conversion Services

2018/2019/2020: QCR Holdings, Iowa – Merger and Acquisition conversions

Questions & Answers

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  • Why Smith Consulting Group?

    Smith Consulting Group is comprised of a network of experienced Financial Institution and FinTech leaders who are the best in the industry. From enterprise-wide organizational change to Core Conversions, Smith Consulting Group will help bring your strategic objective goals into reality.

  • What makes Smith Consulting Group different?

    Smith Consulting Group as a consultancy firm was built upon the principle of productive collaboration. Since 2008 the business has grown to include over 60 highly skilled professionals. As a result, SCG is uniquely positioned to take on projects of large and small scopes, working with our clients to design custom project models uniquely qualified for success.

  • Why hire a consulting firm?

    Managing projects while simultaneously running day-to-day business is challenging at best. Finding the right consultant to provide direction and insight as your organization experiences change and avoid the pitfalls that might otherwise delay progress can be the differentiator in a successful outcome.

  • When should we bring a consultant into our organization?

    Timing is crucial to the success of any organizational change initiative. Many times, leadership will remark “I wish we would have brought you in sooner.” Engaging a consultant when planning begins can mean the difference between delays, critical issues, deadline extensions, and budget overages and successful on-time on-budget project completions.

  • What services does Smith Consulting Group provide?

    SCG has a wide range of services- from staff augmentation and third-party integrations to complete software conversions. Our consultants bring decades of knowledge and experience to every engagement.

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