About Us

Contact the experts at CPS today to discuss how they can help you maximize your bank's performance.


Larry Foat Founding Partner

Larry, with over 25 years of experience in the banking, consulting and technology industries, provided the architectural technology brainpower behind today's Paragon system. He pioneered its concept in 1989 and has continued to advance its capabilities ever since. Holding masters degrees in both computer science and business, Larry initially incorporated CPS in 1998 to bring this unique solution to banking.

Molly Smith Partner

As a former bank CFO, Molly understands the pressures faced in the banking industry by its top financial executives. She has spent two decades developing expertise in the dynamic banking industry, conducting financial analysis for banks including Barnett Banks, Bank One, and First Union. Her ability to improve business processes while applying the latest technology makes her a highly sought after resource.

John Bogdue Partner

John's banking industry expertise along with his implementation background make him a perfect addition to your business team. With 20 years of experience at banks developing methodologies for areas including profitability management and cost allocations, he's ready to help your bank reach its highest goals.

Joan C. Russo Partner

Joan has a Ph.D. in psychology and a MBA. She has over 20 years experience working in areas of human potential, change, leadership development, team process and conflict resolution. She has worked with individuals and groups at all levels of industry to assist in team development and culture creation. Her contributions to CPS involve applying the balanced scorecard concepts to managing our business and being available to our clients to assist them in aspects of moving their cultures in strategic directions.

Tim Blumentritt Partner

Tim holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his doctorate studies, Tim worked as a junior equity analyst in the investment banking industry. In addition to his academic credentials, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

Linda Wilson
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Linda's 20-year career spans multiple industries including information technology, business process consulting, sales and marketing. She is especially known for business development, having won numerous awards for her work in marketing, revenue development strategies, and website strategy and has led sales teams, helped consulting clients through business information planning methodology, and personally sold over $14 million in consulting and technology services revenues. She also has public relations and speaking experience.

Brent Rayne
Senior Software Developer

Brent has worked with CPS for the last 7 years. He has been instrumental in translating Paragon's concepts and features into a functional system using the latest technologies.

Brent works closely with our clients to help turn their ideas and comments into system improvements as well as to provide support for system operations.

Brent brings 10 years of consulting experience gained in auditing, taxation, and information systems to CPS, as well as IT management experience from a position at a publicly traded manufacturing company. He is also a CPA.

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