People, Integrity, Excellence

In 1998, our founders recognized many forces were taking away from bank core businesses. As senior commercial bankers, we found traditional consulting companies did not have the expertise to help bring these forces under control. The RWC Group (Real World Consulting) was formed to fill the demand for practical, hands-on expertise to help senior management execute plans for risk management, operational, production and customer strategies.

The RWC Group provides industry experts on a just-in-time basis to financial institutions, financial technology companies, corporate treasury, and federal government agencies. Their primary objective is to complete projects efficiently, accurately, on time and in budget. Our experts’ skill sets include project management, process improvement, revenue enhancement, systems and technology improvement, accounting, financial control, and management services. Areas within an organization that typically use our resources are risk management and compliance, product delivery, financial management, process control, service delivery, and technology management.

What distinguishes us:

Providing human capital is our only business. Other firms offer contractors as a secondary business that enhances the margin on other products or services. We do not sell hardware, software or exotic ideas purporting to magically lower costs or increase earning. We do however, have elite professionals who can contribute to lowering cost or increasing earnings in short order.

The RWC Group strives to be the provider of choice, employer of choice, and organization of choice. We aim to be the employer of choice to attract and retain the best people, the provider of choice to sustain growth, and the organization of choice by running an efficient and effective company. These success strategies are key forces in our corporate motivations and drive our mission statement.

Core Values

Our core values are the foundation to our culture and success.


Mission Statement:

The mission of The RWC Group is to provide Clients with real world consulting and professional services solutions to help solve the challenges facing their business. We produce these results by employing a diverse and highly skilled workforce who are considered experts in their field of specialization.

Meet Our Team

We greatly value relationships with our clients and consultants. Our Client Team Managers are designated to cultivating and initiating these relationships to create mutually beneficial ventures.

kevin-connellyKevin Connelly
Title: Executive Vice President
Expertise: 35+ years of banking and FI technology companies
Over 35 years of banking experience in areas of operations, treasury management, sales, and product management. Prior to his five years with The RWC Group, Kevin was the SVP and Managing Director at Trintech, focusing on P&L and business/product development for institutions in banking, insurance, brokerage, securities/investment and other financial services. Preceding this, Kevin has spent the last 23 years working in the Financial Institution and Payment System Industries for First Interstate Bank, Glendale Federal Bank, Bank of California and most recently, Commerce Bank where he managed the Treasury Services Division. In addition to his banking career, Kevin also had business development positions with companies that support financial institutions (Carreker Corp, International Financial Services Inc., and Sealed Air Corp) where he originated key deposit process re-engineering concepts and is co-patent holder of the Deposit Tracking System.
wes-simonWes Simon
Title: Client Team Manager; SVP
Experience: 35+ years in commercial banking, relationship management and bank examinations
Wes has over 35 years of banking experience, the majority of which were spent with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank (and their predecessors), in areas of treasury management, sales, and relationship management. His portfolio consisted of corporate, commercial, real estate, and private banking clients. Prior to this, Wes served as both a commercial bank examiner and a bank holding company examiner with The Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Dallas, respectively. Due to Wes’s vast knowledge in commercial banking, treasury management, and bank operations, his time at The RWC Group has been spent working with a number of both top-five banks as well as regional and community institutions helping them successfully manage strategic initiatives and comprehensive projects.