Inside DCG

DCG’s team of consultants and professionals has a wide range of knowledge and first-hand experience in the banking industry.

George K. Darling, Chief Executive Officer

George is the Chief Executive Officer of Darling Consulting Group (DCG), a firm that provides comprehensive business solutions to financial institutions, primarily in the areas of Balance Sheet Management and Strategic Planning.

George’s professional experience includes: thirty years with his own company, two years as a senior executive with a $2 billion financial institution, two years with a Big Five Accounting firm and ten years with IBM. He is a nationally-recognized resource for assisting financial institutions in the areas of interest rate risk management, liquidity management and capital planning.

George is a contributing editor to the monthly Bank Asset/Liability Management newsletter, and a co-author of The Business of Banking for Bank Directors published by Robert Morris Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Matthew D. Pieniazek, President

Matt is the President of Darling Consulting Group (DCG), working nationwide with financial institutions in the areas of asset liability management, capital management, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to assisting in the development of solutions for earnings enhancement and risk mitigation, Matt is active in helping institutions manage through the rigors of the current economic and regulatory environments. He is also a frequent speaker and author on balance sheet management topics.

Prior to his 20 years with DCG, Matt was an Audit Manager and Consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick. He has his MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

James D. Brown, Principal

A Principal of Darling Consulting Group (DCG), Jim works with financial institutions around the country to provide asset liability management advisory services. In addition to serving as a senior consultant, Jim mentors the firm’s newest advisors and senior financial analytics staff. His years of experience working with a diverse group of financial institutions at DCG enable him to act as a key resource for the team members who form the backbone of the firm’s balance sheet management services.

Prior to joining DCG’s predecessor company in 1981, Jim worked in both the commercial credit and operations areas of a major international bank. He holds a BA in economics from Haverford College.

Michael J. Carney, Jr., Principal

Working with a broad range of clients, Mike provides advisory services in the areas of asset liability management, strategic planning, budgeting and capital management. Mike has written and spoken for trade associations/publications on such topics as balance sheet management, selecting asset liability management software and preparing for regulatory exams. Working at DCG since 1983, he has installed and supported modeling systems for more than 300 financial institutions, and he formerly directed DCG’s financial analysis staff, overseeing the preparation of balance sheet models, reports and analyses for banks, thrifts and credit unions.

Mike is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.