Synergy offers a full suite of services for financial institutions. Our multi-disciplined approach combines the expertise of attorneys, workout specialists, appraisers, IT and compliance auditors. We handpick teams to meet your needs. A former bank examiner leads and manages all services to ensure solutions are communicated with a regulatory perspective in mind.



Risk Management
Loan Reviews
ALLL Process Improvement
Outsourced Credit Analysis
Problem Loan Management
Internal Audit
IT Audit
Exam Preparation
Appraisal Review
Performance Improvement
Process Improvement
Project Management
Compliance Reviews and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
Loss Share Compliance
Professional Development
Skill building for finance professionals involved in all aspects of risk management
Specialized courses for Board of Directors, Loan and Audit Committee Members, CFOs, compliance personnel and non-accountants.

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client Testimonials

  • 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
  • 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


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Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc. is the risk management advisory firm financial institutions trust to manage risk and optimize performance.

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