Black Knight makes $375 million investment in data analytics firm

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Jacksonville-based Black Knight Inc. announced Monday its board's approval of a $375 million investment in commercial data analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet. Through the investment, Black Knight (NYSE: BKI) is joining a consortium that is acquiring New Jersey-based Dun & Bradstreet. Black Knight will own less than 20 percent of … Continue reading Black Knight makes $375 million investment in data analytics firm

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As FIS turns 50, CEO talks about the history and future of the Jax-based fintech leader

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Jacksonville-based Fidelity National Information Systems (NYSE: FIS) is celebrating its 50th year in business. The financial technology company, founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, brought in $2.1 billion in its most recent fiscal year and boasts more than 20,000 clients across more than 130 countries. The Fortune 500 company moved from … Continue reading As FIS turns 50, CEO talks about the history and future of the Jax-based fintech leader

Ameris: Mentoring key to retention, engagement, development 

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News) Jennifer Garizio, learning and development director at Ameris Bank At Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), the most promising talent are nominated for a nine-month mentorship program with top executives. The program, MentorAmeris, is the top-level mentorship program of a bank that mentors employees from day one. “We want to attract and … Continue reading Ameris: Mentoring key to retention, engagement, development 

SunTrust market president: How to hire, retain talent as available labor tightens 

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News) Enlarge Brian Parks, SunTrust market president Nearly half of companies in a SunTrust (NYSE: STI) nationwide survey say attracting and retaining employees is their top challenge in 2018. Middle market companies – companies with revenues between $10 and $150 million – ranked it as their top concern. Jacksonville is no … Continue reading SunTrust market president: How to hire, retain talent as available labor tightens 

Sixth-largest bank in Jacksonville makes top executive changes 

(Courtesy Jacksonville Business Journal)     Dennis Zember will start as CEO of Ameris Bank on Jan. 1. Ameris Bancorp (Nasdaq: ABCB), parent of Ameris Bank, announced key changes to its executive team for the new year. Dennis Zember, Jr. will start as CEO of Ameris Bank on Jan. 1, succeeding Ewin Hortman Jr. Zember … Continue reading Sixth-largest bank in Jacksonville makes top executive changes 