ANCIN COOLEY, CIA, CISA

Mr. Ancin Cooley, CIA, CISA, is the Founder and Principal of Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc. Synergy provides a suite of risk management services to financial institutions, which include loan reviews, information technology audits, internal audits, directors' exams, and regulatory compliance reviews. As principal, Ancin manages a growing portfolio of clients with assets ranging from $100 million to over $800 million dollars.

Ancin brings more than 10 years of experience to the industry. He gained deep, first-hand knowledge while serving as an examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). During his tenure at the OCC, he performed safety and soundness examinations at community and mid-size banksthat ranged from $100 million to $8 billion dollars in total assets. After leaving the OCC, Ancin worked for a regional accounting firm where he led internal audits, as well as loan and pre-regulatory examiner reviews.

When not advising clients, training for triathlons, or spending time with his young son, Ancin designs and conducts trainings for the banking industry. In addition, he is a well sought-after expert contributor to a host of financial publications. He has most recently been featured in Forbes Magazine and The Independent Banker.

Ancin holds a Master’s of Accounting and Financial Management degree from Keller Graduate School and received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Morehouse College.

Associations
Risk Management Association (RMA)
Appraisal Institute, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA)

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client Testimonials

  • We are pleased to recommend Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc. They have helped us to proactively respond to themany new regulatory challenges created by the economic downturn.

    Randall S. Svendsen
    Chairman National Bancorp, Inc
  • Our bank has had a relationship with Mr. Cooley for the past four years. He has assisted us in our Loan Review process and we have utilized his expertise in interpreting Regulatory Guidance during some very difficult times. Mr. Cooley has the ability to defend his position through his experience in the Regulatory Environment and now in the Private Sector.

    Chuck Kaiser
    Senior Lender National Bank and Trust of Sycamore
  • Ancin possesses remarkable analytical and strategic thinking in today \'s tough banking environment. He has tremendous knowledge of rules and regulations. Mr. Cooley has the ability to communicate with respect and serve as an exceptional liaison between examiners, executive management and the Board. I highly recommend his talents.

    Richard Willey
    CEO and President, American National Bank of DeKalb

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