The Kafafian Group Inc., a consulting and advisory firm that focuses on community financial institutions, announced the promotion of Jill Pursell to managing director and senior leader for the firm’s process and profit improvement line of business.
Pursell is a lifelong banker, starting at the teller line and working her way up to senior management. She joined TKG in 2008 after the completion of the KNBT Bancorp, National Penn Bancshares merger transaction. Both had been clients of TKG, and the breadth of her banking experience combined with her ability to work in different environments and with diverse teams made her a cultural fit with TKG.
In addition to Pursell, TKG also announced three other promotions. Andrew Rietz and Kyle Kuster were both promoted to vice president. Each play critical roles in the successful execution of engagements in the strategic management, profit and process improvement, and financial advisory lines of business. Rietz has been with the firm nine years, joining TKG out of Temple University. Kuster is a Penn State University graduate, holds an MBA from Lehigh University, and is also a CFA charter holder. Kyle has been with TKG four years, joining from a regional boutique community financial institution advisory firm.
Will Ball has been promoted to the firm’s chief technology officer. Ball had already been taking on more technology responsibilities including the building of our proprietary profitability software product, Everest, that allows community financial institutions to have the same level of sophisticated line of business and product profitability decisioning as large banks.
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