Prior to co-founding Sawyers & Jacobs LLC, Jimmy worked as a community banker, in the consulting division of a CPA firm, and at a tech startup. A graduate of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, Jimmy’s 35 years of experience in the financial services technology field includes nine years directing the operations and technology division of a fast-growing bank and 26 years as a consultant to the financial services industry.
Jimmy is on the faculty of the Barret Graduate School of Banking at Christian Brothers University, the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, The Southeastern School of Banking at Belmont University, the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia, and the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches the technology, payments, cybersecurity, and/or risk management courses at all five schools.
Jimmy has authored two books on technology and risk management in community banks, is a frequent contributor to industry publications, and is a regular on the banking industry speaking circuit.
Known as one of the most independent and informed voices in the industry, and nationally recognized for his entertaining presentations that engage, inform, and educate, Jimmy delivers valuable takeaways, practical advice, and a fresh perspective to complex issues.
He is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, Christian Brothers University, teaching a course on Digital Forensics that is part of the Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics degree program. He holds numerous IT and IT security certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). He is also the co-author of the SSCP Study Guide and DVD Training System. He specializes in cybersecurity assessments and penetration testing, network design and support, and network virtualization.
Joshua, his wife Mary, and their four children, live in Collierville, Tennessee.
A native of Evansville, Indiana, Patrick, his wife, and two children live in Bartlett, Tennessee.
Vice President, CPA, CISA
Jason, his wife Elizabeth, and their three children live in Marion, Arkansas.
His roles have included researching and evaluating security practices, performing network penetration testing, and vulnerability scans, implementing Security Information Event Management (SIEM) systems, and managing server, network, and desktop support.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Chris, his wife, and two children live in Cordova, Tennessee.
Matthew and his wife, Savannah, live in Collierville, Tennessee.
Derrick Jones has 24 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a strong background in Operations, Information Security, and Tech Design & Support. Derrick served in several IT and security roles at a fast-growing community bank with multi-state operations where he helped this bank integrate systems at several acquisitions.
His banking career also included managing a team of helpdesk and network support specialists, overseeing patch and vulnerability management, and facilitating IT change management processes. Derrick was on the team for security monitoring and incident response as he worked hard to protect the information assets of his bank. He now brings that wealth of experience and work ethic to our team as he helps our clients in several tech and cybersecurity areas.
Derrick, his wife April, and their two children are natives of West Tennessee.
Senior Tech Investment Analyst
Molly Kivelle helps our clients with several risk management consulting services including risk assessment facilitation. A graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Molly provides our clients risk assessment facilitation with a personal touch, resulting in successful long-term relationships and superior client satisfaction.
Molly, her husband Ethan, and their two sons live in Bartlett, Tennessee.
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