For Immediate Release:  October 3, 2019
Contact: Sharon Simpson, (240) 620-4095 or [email protected]

Dallas, Texas – ALM First is pleased to welcome David Ritter, CVA, MBA, to the firm as Managing Director, Strategic Solutions Group. Ritter, who was previously a Shareholder at Doeren Mayhew, will bring a wealth of experience and a hands-on approach to assisting credit unions, banks, mortgage companies and CUSOs achieve strategic growth and sustainability.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David to the team,” said Emily Hollis, CFA and CEO of ALM First. “His robust experience in merger and acquisition guidance, along with his unique five-phase process, will help our clients develop stronger long-term plans and deliver more value to their stakeholders.”

“ALM First is the premier analytics firm for community financial institutions,” said Ritter.  “Together, we’ll be able to deliver the gold standard for the industry and help more depositories effectively navigate strategic mergers and collaborations – from early planning to post-merger integration,” said Ritter.

Ritter’s areas of expertise include Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, and Business Valuations. He is well-known throughout the financial services industry for his adaptability and focus on helping clients understand the true value of their institutions.

Ritter is a Certified Valuation Analyst and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

To learn more about the merger and strategic growth solution services ALM First provides, interested credit unions should contact [email protected].

About ALM First

ALM First is a strategic partner for depositories, offering an array of financial advisory services. Since 1995, our expertise in asset/liability management, fixed income portfolio management and hedging, has allowed us to deliver deeper insights into financial institutions’ balance sheets, strengthening their financial performance and building efficiencies. With approximately $21 billion of investments under management, ALM First is an SEC-registered investment advisor, acting as an unbiased third party, offering commission-free, fee-based services to over 250 financial institutions across the country.

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