Leapfrogging Into the Future

July 17th, 2019
When Brent Beardall joined Washington Federal as controller in 2001, the ledger for the bank’s holding company was still kept on those big green paper tablets that were ubiquitous throughout accounting departments in a bygone era. Employees communicated by fax. A typewriter sat on every desk. The bank didn’t even give its executives individual email accounts. “I was in charge of the bank’s investment portfolio,” recalls Beardall, who was promoted...

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John J. Maxfield is the executive editor for Bank Director magazine.