Hal Andrews is an award winning Board Certified Intermediary and Consultant with Murphy Business and Financial Services in Clearwater, Florida. He is a former Managing Partner and Principal of LarsonAllen (one of the five largest privately held accounting firms in the country) and also served as the President of LarsonAllen eSource. As a former bank CEO he has held leadership positions in several banking associations including the American Bankers Association’s Community Bank Council. Hal is an expert in finance and banking but also has over twenty years of experience in the areas of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, denovo bank formation, technology optimization, sales and marketing planning, product planning, and performance analysis.
At LarsonAllen Hal started as the Director of Bank Consulting Services leading a group of professionals specializing in denovo bank formation, director’s examinations, asset evaluations, strategic planning, technology assessment and conversion as well as technology security. Two years later he was asked to take the reins of LarsonAllen eSource the firm’s international technology consulting subsidiary.
At LarsonAllen eSource, Hal directed the efforts of integrated groups specializing in technology-based consulting and business solutions whose teams were comprised of certified industry, process and technology experts focused on customer satisfaction and business results. Service areas included technology and information convergence, workplace technology design, Internet solutions and enterprise management solutions. He was the moving force behind the firm’s highly successful “white-hat-hacking” group specializing in enterprise security management for financial institutions.
Prior to joining that firm Hal was Senior Vice President at Bankers Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for software development, corporate marketing, strategic business development including acquisitions, and international technology sales. He was the executive sponsor of much of the company’s leading edge development of client-server software applications, electronic forms, and Internet solutions. He is the former president of CFI Financial Services Group, (later known as Concentrex, Inc.) where he led the development and national marketing successes for their premier product “Laser Pro.”
Hal is the author of published articles on wide ranging topics from “Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar” (Texas Banking Magazine) to “Compliance Solutions in the Next Millennium” (American Banker Magazine).
He has received recognition for his sales and marketing excellence and innovation. In 1997 he was named “Software Marketer of the Year” and was one of 10 technology executives in the world selected by Microsoft to help them re-assess their marketing posture for the new millennium. Most recently he has won multiple awards for business brokerage production including multiple platinum awards and awards for achieving $1,000,000 or more in gross sales.
Hal is a product of Florida schools and colleges and the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.