Stephen Skaggs

Stephen Skaggs, a principal and organizing partner of The Bank Advisory Group, has consulted with hundreds of community banks nationwide in M&A transactions.

He has special expertise in determining bank pricing trends, brokering banks for sale, analyzing banks for purchase, and developing novel comparative financial analyses.


Prior to forming The Bank Advisory Group in 1989, he was a vice president in the Investment Banking Division at Sheshunoff & Co. from 1983 through 1989. In addition to conducting bank valuations, he conceived and designed many of the bank and thrift financial ratio analysis products and publications produced by Sheshunoff Information Services. He also co-authored the company’s widely read publication, Buying, Selling, Merging Banks.

He began his career as a credit analyst with InterFirst Bank Dallas, followed by a position as an analyst in the Bank Holding Company Applications Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University in 1981.