Meet the people dedicated to your success.
There’s a team of expert professionals at QwickRate who are totally committed to helping our customers make the most of all our products. Together, they bring you more than 200 years of experience spent working closely with customers, understanding the business inside and out, and developing solutions that help bring optimum value. Get to know some awesome people.
As president of QwickRate, Shawn O’Brien continues to enhance the delivery of non-brokered funding through QwickRate’s CD Marketplace, while also bringing new offerings to its more than 3,000 institutional subscribers. These newer products and services set industry standards for providing time-saving performance and ease of use to financial institutions: QwickAnalytics® for bank research, analysis and regulatory reports; QwickBonds for online institutional bond trading; and proactive QwickSentry™ solutions for expert cybersecurity threat intelligence. Shawn currently serves on the board of directors of the National Bank of St. Anne, an Illinois community bank. He holds a B.A. in Business degree from the University of Notre Dame.
A valued QwickRate associate since 2001, Pam Sarubbi was promoted to sales manager in 2007 to oversee a team of six associates. Pam expertly manages sales and marketing functions for QwickRate’s national CD Marketplace, as well as joint marketing efforts with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). She is instrumental in helping our bank and credit union members realize optimal benefits from their subscriptions and successfully meet their liquidity and investing needs. Prior to joining QwickRate, Pam served for seven years as a sales executive, consulting with utility companies across the Southeast. She attended Kennesaw State University, majoring in information systems. A native of Allen Park, Michigan, Pam has lived in the Atlanta area for more than 30 years.
Senior Account Executive
After five years in the banking industry, Ricki joined QwickRate in 1990. She began working exclusively with community banks to help them solve their liquidity needs through the non-brokered funding available in our nationwide CD Marketplace. In 1993 she transferred her experience as a customer service representative into the sales arena, concentrating on the community banking market. Today, public speaking is included in Ricki's job description as senior account executive. Bringing her award-winning Toastmasters talent, she has spoken at numerous state bank association events. Ricki also coordinates QwickRate's appearances at trade shows and other conferences.
Senior Account Executive
Melissa was hired to fill the relationship manager role at QwickRate in June of 2001. Since that time, she has become a key member of the sales department, where she focuses on helping community banks realize the many benefits that QwickRate offers them. In this role, Melissa has presented numerous workshops on alternative funding for industry groups and state associations. She has also been a featured speaker at the Financial Managers Society (FMS) Accounting Forum. Prior to joining QwickRate, Melissa spent three years with IBM as a business analyst. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Senior Account Executive
David joined QwickRate in February of 2006 to consult with credit unions on optimizing the value and profitability available to them through our non-brokered CD Marketplace. In 2014 David joined QR Securities, a QwickRate sister company, assuming expanded responsibilities that now include working with banks and credit unions to help fulfill their funding and investing needs. Regularly attending trade shows throughout the United States, he meets personally with attendees. David also conducts educational webinars and consults with banks and credit unions on fixed income securities. David graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses required for selling securities as a registered representative under the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Born in Heidenheim, Germany, he has resided in Georgia for over 25 years.
Both QwickRate and our CD Marketplace members are fortunate to have had Jason join our customer service department in 2009. His personal goal is to help every QwickRate customer receive optimal value from their subscription, and he pursues this objective with knowledgeable enthusiasm on a daily basis. No stranger to helping others succeed, Jason previously served as a consultant to restauranteurs engaged in startup ventures. He is a graduate of Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia, where he received a B.S. degree in applied mathematics with a concentration in statistical analyses and business maximization. Jason holds both Series 7 and Series 63 licenses required of registered securities representatives.
Public Funds Coordinator
A valued member of the QwickRate team since 2003, Jane Kelley first made her mark in customer service. Her work as an attentive liaison to QwickRate members provided an ideal foundation for her present role as public funds coordinator, which she assumed in July 2007. Each day, Jane consults with community banks to help them diversify their funding options with alternative sources, including public funds and DTC deposits, which are available outside the non-brokered marketplace. Prior to joining QwickRate, Jane’s career experience included accounting, purchasing, materials coordination and sales management.
Customer Service Manager
Since joining QwickRate in 1998, Jennifer has been exclusively dedicated to building and leading the company’s customer service department. Under Jennifer’s direction, QwickRate has earned an enviable reputation for providing its subscribers with superior support and regulatory guidance. She and her team take great pride in the company’s 98% customer satisfaction rating and 97% subscription renewal rate, which are both testaments to the quality of service QwickRate delivers. As part of her responsibilities, Jennifer is heavily involved with enhancements to the CD Marketplace and its industry-leading QwickTools, all centered on the goal of making the process of direct funding and investing as automated and streamlined as possible for QwickRate subscribers.
Customer Renewal Manager
Overseeing, managing and renewing subscriptions for approximately 3,000 customer accounts is no small task, yet it’s one that Page Lively manages with expert efficiency and personal attentiveness. She continually interfaces with financial institutions throughout the United States, consulting with QwickRate customers concerning their liquidity and investing needs and providing instruction on how they can receive the best value from QwickRate’s nationwide CD Marketplace. Page’s expertise in renewals provides an excellent bridge to the activities she performs in the areas of customer support and sales. Her contributions, along with the high marks QwickRate receives for product and customer-support satisfaction, account for its exceptional subscriber renewal rate of over 97%.
Customer Support Specialist
Helping both customers and prospects address their needs via the QwickRate CD Marketplace is a talent that has come naturally to Zoe. Uniquely, she has been a core member of our customer service and sales teams, providing the highest levels of support to our subscribers and ensuring that new customers received maximum value from their QwickRate relationship. Now a customer support specialist, Zoe again brings the benefits of her customer service experience, product knowledge and industry expertise to both current and prospective subscribers. Prior to joining QwickRate, she spent nine years at Rare Hospitality International, three as a manager educating and training staff in the organization’s quality performance standards. The guidance she provided employees led to two regional contest wins for her team. Zoe has lived in Georgia for 27 years, and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where she majored in graphic design.
Director of Regulatory and Compliance
Debbie joined QwickRate in 1988. At that time the “banking crisis” was in full swing and the industry was just beginning to undergo a period of regulatory restructuring. Her interest in the regulatory issues and their potential effects on both QwickRate and the national CD market, led her to begin communicating with the regulatory agencies in an effort to further understand the effects that ongoing regulatory changes have on a financial institution’s national market activity. She meets annually with the FDIC and has conducted a series of conferences with various state and national field examiners. Debbie is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. Read more
Customer Support Specialist
Since coming to QwickRate in 2004, Andrea has demonstrated an impressive ability to blend technical knowledge with a sincere willingness to ensure that our customers receive the friendliest, most professional support in the industry. She has a deep appreciation for the relationships that community financial institutions form with their own customers, and replicates those interactions in her supportive consulting and problem solving. QwickRate subscribers, and our company as a whole, are well served by her dedication.
Director of Regulatory and Compliance
Leading QwickRate's ongoing compliance efforts, Debbie Walker meets frequently with regulatory agencies and conducts conferences with state and national FDIC field examiners. Her ongoing regulatory research, combined with her product and market knowledge, enables Debbie to provide our members with valuable support –and optimize the benefits they gain from non-brokered funding and investing in the premier online CD Marketplace. Read more
Chief Strategist, QwickAnalytics
Greg has a broad set of experiences related to community banking, particularly analyzing financial performance, both as an advisor and an investor. He has worked with and invested in hundreds of community banks, ranging from larger public bank holding companies to small private banks. Drawing on these diverse perspectives, Greg has played a leading role in developing QwickAnalytics, and works closely with our customers to drive the future direction of this value-added solution. He has over 25 years of investment banking experience and over 10 years of professional investing experience. Greg is an EVP at Monroe Financial Partners, Inc. a boutique investment bank that services community banks around the nation. In addition, Greg is a general partner in Siena Capital Partners I, L.P., a private investment fund that invests in community banks. Greg graduated magna cum laude in 1986 and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he played varsity football and was a three-time Academic All-American. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992.
Director of QwickAnalytics Design & Development
Steve's expertise in the financial analysis of community banks and thrifts has been central to the development of QwickRate's analytics tools, as he works with our members to provide them with more effective and efficient ways to manage their institutions. He has spent 14 years working solely with community financial institutions, both public and private, across the United States. His experience in the community banking industry has been focused on strategic planning, valuation-related services, shareholder relations, M&A advisory and capital planning. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Director of Fixed Income, QR Securities
An experienced capital markets veteran, Matthew joined QR Securities, a QwickRate sister company, in 2016. As director of fixed income, he applied his knowledge of institutional portfolio management to lead the development of QwickBonds, which enables community banks and credit unions to enhance their portfolios through online trading in the institutional bond market. Matthew exercises his passion for helping investors find efficiency, transparency and a better process for selecting investments via technology provided by the QwickRate platform. Previously, Matthew was a vice-president at City Securities Corporation, where he served banks and government entities as an institutional sales and portfolio manager for public funds. Prior to that he focused on developing and delivering investment products while holding positions at Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan and Claymore Securities. A graduate of Taylor University, Matthew is based in our Chicago office.
Steven Schroeder, CFA
Senior Trader, QR Securities
As a senior associate and key team member of QR Securities, a division of Monroe Financial Partners, Steven interacts with bank management and investors across the country. Before joining Monroe’s institutional sales team in 2005, he managed a middle market commercial loan portfolio for Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services. Steven’s career also includes experience working on the options trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and CME Group's options and futures exchange, as well as a position in private client wealth management with A.G. Edwards in St. Louis. Steven attended St. Louis University.
In the more than 20 years that David Krebsbach has been with QwickRate, radical changes have occurred in information technology, and David has made a career of keeping up with and taking advantage of the opportunities those changes present. As our IT Manager, he is charged with the overall responsibility for the technology behind all our products. Long-time QwickRate CD Marketplace customers can credit David with leading the implementation of many innovations that continue to enhance our flagship product. Users of our newest, value-added services and products (QwickAnalytics, QwickBonds, QwickSentry and those under development) have David to thank for the efficiency and speed with which they enjoy online access to a wealth of benefits. He leads a fantastic team of experienced developers and staff who make it their business to simplify our customers’ lives.
Our Satisfied Customers
“We’ve always been impressed with the customer service provided by QwickRate and the time they take to discuss options and ideas with us. They are a true partner in our business.“
“The staff is very helpful and quick to respond to my questions. I really enjoy the live chat feature – it’s awesome. Our credit union uses QwickRate often and we find it very useful.“
“In QwickRate, we've found genuine people with concern for our training and understanding of the product, and their service is patient and effective. QwickRate has opened up a deposit market for funding our loan needs and matching maturities. What a great tool! What great people! Thank you.“