Management Consultant Biographies

President and CEO

Jerry Sutherin

President and CEO

With over 30 years in the financial services industry, Jerry Sutherin is President and CEO of Young & Associates, Inc. Jerry purchased Young & Associates, Inc. in February 2018 and manages the company’s day-to-day operations and corporate planning. He is also part of the company’s Lending and Loan Review Division where he provides community banks throughout the region and the U.S. with third-party loan review, lending policies and procedures, loan portfolio due diligence, and ALLL Review services. Prior to joining Young & Associates, Inc., Jerry worked in varying capacities ranging from supervising an Asset Quality/Loan Review function at a large regional bank, to managing a $2.5 billion loan portfolio responsible for loan performance, credit quality, and departmental efficiency. Jerry has earned a National Loan Review Certification from the Bank Administration Institute, and graduated with Honors from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, as well as other post-graduate degrees, including a Bachelors of Business Administration Finance degree from Kent State University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Steubenville.

Director of Lending Services

Kyle Curtis

Director of Lending Services

Kyle Curtis has more than 30 years of diverse banking experience in financial reporting, lending, credit authority and administration, and senior level management positions, including CFO and CCO as well as President and CEO, with several mid-sized community banks. He served on the Board and was Chairman of the Arizona Bankers Association. He has also served on the Board of Banker’s Bank of the West in Denver, CO, and the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Group. Kyle is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado, and Arizona State University. As a Senior Consultant at Young & Associates, Inc., his time is shared between the lending and management consulting divisions, as well as regulatory compliance and policy development. He advises numerous clients on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, including enterprise risk and credit management issues, financial and risk management assessments. He assists banks under regulatory enforcement agreements, and performs management and board of director assessments, appraisal reviews, loan review and ALLL analysis methodology, loan portfolio stress testing, and policy development and implementation.

Director of Management Services

Martina S. Dowidchuk

Director of Management Services

Martina S. Dowidchuk manages a wide range of financial management and planning assignments for Young & Associates, Inc.’s clients. With over 20 years of experience as an advisor to executive management teams and Boards of Directors in the banking industry, she helps clients with producing information essential to managing growth, profitability and shareholder value while maintaining safe and sound operations. Her areas of expertise include business planning, financial analytics and financial forecasting, stock valuations, asset liability management and risk modeling, stress testing and contingency planning, as well as branch expansion and market feasibility studies. She also assists clients in the business planning and regulatory application processes involving de novo bank charters, mergers and acquisitions, and new branch openings. Martina has developed a variety of customized financial models, analytical methodologies, policies, and other tools for bank clients supporting their strategic-decision-making processes and compliance requirements. Prior to joining Young & Associates, Inc., Martina worked for the Slovak Business and Banking Advisory Center and The Recovery Group, Inc. where she participated in a number of management consulting assignments throughout Central and Western Europe. Martina holds an MBA degree in Finance from Kent State University and a Master’s degree in Corporate Management from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Director of Lending

Robert L. Viering

Director of Lending

Bob brings over 30 years of banking experience to Young & Associates, Inc. where he concentrates primarily on loan review and credit-related support for clients, as well as assisting in management consulting. Prior to joining Young & Associates, Inc., Bob was a de novo bank organizer and CEO, market president, and regional credit officer with large and regional banks. He has extensive experience in credit underwriting and management of all types of loans, including commercial, agricultural, and consumer. In addition, he has provided expert witness reports for bank lending issues for both state and federal courts. Bob has also been an interim chief lending officer for a troubled bank that was successfully turned around, has been an advisor for de novo bank formation, bank mergers and acquisitions, including merger integration, and credit process improvement, ALLL management, and successful hands-on management of both formal and informal regulatory agreements. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, the National Commercial Lending School, and the American Management Association’s Executive Effectiveness program.

Senior Consultant

Bryan Fetty

Senior Consultant

Bryan Fetty brings over 26 years of banking experience to Young & Associates, Inc. A former vice president of a mid-sized community bank, Bryan’s primary expertise is on the operations side. His experience includes bookkeeping and proof operations, teller operations, branch administration, call center, marketing, and training, as well as deposit compliance. At Young & Associates, Inc., Bryan consults with banks on interest rate risk reviews, liquidity planning, and branch feasibility studies, and assists the product division with product development, product maintenance, and field inquiries. In addition, he performs in-bank training, presents seminars, and assists with the development and maintenance of the corporate website.