Staff Profile

John Hargrave

Professional Experience

DD&F Consulting Group, Little Rock, Arkansas. John serves as Managing Partner over the Bank Performance and Risk Management groups. He provides particular expertise in non-traditional business plan development, anti-competitive challenges related to acquisitions, project management, regulatory consulting, statistical analysis, and branch transactions. As new opportunities unfold with the evolving banking industry, John facilitates the development of new strategies and services to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the changing banking landscape.

Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Served as Executive Pastor with primary responsibilities in internal systems, organizational planning, project planning and implementation, and ministry development.

AFS Financial Group, Little Rock, Arkansas. Consultant responsible for financial analysis and pro forma financial projections.

Southwestern Bell, Little Rock. Manager with positions in project management, capital budgeting, and circuit design.


Professional and Regulatory Background

Project Management – Extensive background in project management services for a broad spectrum of services including merger and acquisition, regulatory intervention, consolidation, and strategic projects.

Risk Management Services – Oversees Risk Management practice.  Developed Information Systems Risk Management services for DD&F, including Information Security Audit, Information Security Program Development, and Disaster Recovery Program Development.

Mergers and Acquisitions – Served as project coordinator for the marketing, sale, and closing of over 70 branches; provided consolidation services post-acquisition for numerous bank mergers and acquisitions; designed and implemented program to assist clients with preparation for and implementation of failed bank acquisition strategy; coordinated the development of non-traditional business plans in conjunction with acquiring regulatory approval for bank acquisitions.

Strategic Planning – Extensive experience in the definition and development of focused and comprehensive strategic plans and implementation strategies, and the development of detailed business plans for internal and regulatory purposes.

Financial and Statistical Analysis – Developed various analysis tools and methods for the evaluation of financial and statistical data, including the development of a computer-based financial model providing pro forma financial projections for regulatory and planning purposes.  Developed performance report that provided for banks to evaluate their performance as compared to various peer groups.


Education and Training

  • SNL Securities Analyst Training
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. Biblical Studies
  • University of Arkansas, B.S. Industrial Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer (inactive), State of Arkansas