Ceto and Associates Promotes Steve Sharp, Michael Emmons and John Mateker

Apr 5, 2018 9:17:31 AM

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ATLANTA, April 3, 2017 – Ceto and Associates, a national consulting firm providing consulting services to the financial industry, has promoted Steve Sharp, Michael Emmons, and John Mateker to vice presidents.

Sharp and Emmons will be responsible for managing all business development in North America for Ceto and Associates. Sharp will be leading large market business development. Emmons will be directing the business development representatives on successfully building new relationships with banks and credit unions. Sharp and Emmons’ focus will be assisting clients in choosing solutions to help them achieve their operational and profitability objectives. As vice presidents, they will continue to support the firm’s business plan, to generate new client relationships and educate institutions about the firm’s consulting solutions, including: Market View, Clear Point and Vendor Link.

Mateker will be responsible for the overall management of Clear Point, which is one of the firm’s business intelligence solutions and operational effectiveness program. He will manage all Clear Point engagements from end to end, including measuring performance, benchmarking, presenting findings, providing ongoing advice and support for clients for them to reach their optimal operational efficiency goals.

“Ceto and Associates has developed many new client relationships and added new team members, and with this growth comes an opportunity for our exceptional and experienced team members to lead as vice presidents. Their skill sets and professionalism contribute significantly to the success of the firm. I look forward to their advancement and continued success in providing impactful revenue enhancing and operational effectiveness solutions to our clients,” said Nicholas Ceto, founder and CEO of Ceto and Associates.

Sharp joined Ceto and Associates as a consultant where he excelled at developing business in his territory. During his tenure, he was promoted to senior consultant, manager, regional manager and now vice president. Sharp is instrumental in helping financial institutions impact their future revenue growth and long term profits. His exceptional relationship building skills will help the firm reach more financial institutions and translate to more institutions realizing their profitability goals.

“As a proud employee of Ceto and Associates, I truly enjoy the world of bank consulting! In my new role as vice president, I get to build amazing relationships with executives of community banks and credit unions around the country! My goal is to learn about the relevant banking needs of my clients, and work with them to incorporate services that will be profitable for the long term. It is very satisfying and rewarding to know that I can make a difference for my clients, and I will always support the success of their organizations," said Steve Sharp.

Emmons joined Ceto and Associates as a consultant and successfully built new relationships with banks and credit unions across the United States and Canada. During his tenure, he was also promoted from senior consultant, to manager, regional manager and to his new position, vice president. Emmons develops and maintains quality relationships with clients. His leadership skills will assist his business development team in connecting with and helping institutions stay competitive in today’s tough banking environment while maximizing their profitability.

“I am grateful for the continued professional growth at the firm. I am excited to continue to lead a phenomenal group of consultants, as well as work with our executive team to accomplish our only goal; which is to bring exceptional value to our clients through enhanced profitability and performance. My role as vice president will allow me to sustain our existing client relationships, while also cultivating many new client relationships moving forward,” said Michael Emmons.

Mateker joined Ceto and Associates as a manager, focusing solely on the firm’s Clear Point product. He is a contributing force to the success of the firm’s Clear Point solution suite. During his tenure, he has increased client’s operational efficiency, reduced costs, and been a trusted advisor for operational performance.

“It is a tremendous honor to be promoted to vice president at Ceto and Associates. It is always great when your organization recognizes your capabilities in helping clients solve operational problems and promoting you for those efforts,” said John Mateker.


About Ceto and Associates

Founded in 1994 by Nicholas Ceto, Jr., Ceto and Associates is a highly respected and nationally recognized management consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Ceto and Associates specializes in working closely with banks and credit unions to develop and deploy solutions that focus on increasing profitability through initiatives that maximize revenue, reduce expense and improve organizational performance and efficiency. Ceto and Associates places the client’s needs in the forefront and designs solutions to best fit their culture, goals and objectives. Ceto and Associates and, its sister company, logicpath have earned the trust and increased the profitability of more than 2,000 financial institutions in all 50 states and Canada.