The Future Branches Innovators Awards

The Innovators Awards are your chance to nominate your fellow finance leaders who have succeeded in the categories of design, staffing and technology.

Our awards are a fantastic way to recognize the game changing ways that your peers are approaching branch transformation. Nominating colleagues or clients for a Innovators Award is a great opportunity recognize their hard work, while also celebrating your successes. The winners of each category are announced and showcased at the annual Future Branches Austin conference that takes place in December.

Program Benefits

Participation in the awards process elevates your credibility and thought leadership in financial services community and will help you get recognition for all of the excellent work you do. You’ll also have the opportunity to recognize and celebrate contributions of others who have introduced fresh new design concepts, revolutionary staffing models or implemented top of the line tech.

All winners will be prominently profiled and showcased on the Future Branches Innovators Website as well as given time onstage at the live event. In addition, all winners will receive a complementary one-night stay at the Hilton Austin host hotel during the conference.

All award finalists will receive (1) complementary registration to the Future Branches event of their choice (either Future Branches Austin or Boston).

Awards Calendar/Criteria

The nomination process begins about 7 months prior to the awards ceremony. Finalists will be notified about six weeks before Future Branches Austin.

Our vendor partners can certainly nominate clients, but only bank and credit unions are eligible for nominations.

The finalists are selected by a panel of independent judges selected by the Future Branches team. Self-nominations are permitted for all categories.

2019 Winners

Outstanding Branch Design:

  • Daniel Parsons, BCU

Most Effective Branch Tech Implementation:

  • Pierre Cardenas, Capitol Credit Union

Best Revamped Staffing Model:

  • Steve Hamilton, Ponce Bank