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 32 years of experience in the financial services technology field includes nine years directing the operations and technology division of a fast-growing bank and 23 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.
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.
Molly, her husband Ethan, and their son live in Bartlett, Tennessee.
A graduate of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Clark works with our clients to protect them from cybersecurity threats and to help them mitigate risk to an acceptable level. Clark’s previous experience includes working for the Barret Graduate School of Banking during its annual sessions where he assisted in several areas including the Bank Simulation course. During college, Clark also interned at Sawyers and Jacobs LLC. His roles at our firm have ranged from assisting with Strategic Technology Plans and Core Banking System Selections to Cybersecurity Assessments and Network Support.