Learn From Financial Experts
Our team of professionals have decades of experience training in the financial field.
James R. Devine
Jim Devine co-founded Hipereon, Inc. in 1999. Prior to starting Hipereon, Inc., he served as a senior consultant with Moss Adams Advisory Services with special focus on financial management, strategic planning and ownership transition training for financial institutions and businesses. He has trained thousands of lenders, business owners and accountants throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more than 30 years, Jim has been active in managing, financing, and buying and selling closely held businesses.
Prior to joining MAAS, he was Manager of Acquisitions for DLW Enterprises, Inc., and served as CEO of two manufacturing businesses. He also served ten years with Seattle First National Bank as Vice President, as well as Manager of the bank’s Trust Business Management Services and Business Advisory Services Departments.
He served as a faculty chair at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia and as a faculty member at the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and the Graduate Banking School at the University of Wisconsin. Jim is the co-creator and served as a lead faculty member for the prestigious California Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and the Oregon Bankers Lending Institute. He is also a co-creator and lead faculty member for CUES School of Business Lending which provides business credit training to credit union staff members on a national basis.
Jim co-authored Risk Management Associates (RMA), "Understanding Your Small Business Customer" training series and facilitated their national small business round tables on managing business banking practices. He has conducted numerous consulting assignments for financial institutions dealing with managing and implementing business banking practices. Further, he has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by numerous national banking organizations, business groups, and trade associations.
Jim holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Montana and a MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for business school graduates.
Robert J. Hogan
Bob Hogan, co-founded Hipereon, Inc. in 1999 where his primary responsibility is the development training services and intellectual property. Prior to forming Hipereon, Inc., he served as a Senior Manager and Consultant for Moss Adams Advisory Services, the 12th largest accounting firm in the country. He also worked for nearly 10 years for Seattle First National Bank, Bank of America and All State Insurance Company in financial training and underwriting capacities.
He has trained and consulted with thousands of bankers, business owners, and accountants throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the U.S on financial topics as they relate to small business management. With over 25 years of banking and business management experience, he has co-authored two books on small business management, and wrote the "ABCs of Distributor Finance," for ExxonMobil’s distributor network. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous industry trade shows, national conventions and CPA association meetings.
He has served as a faculty member of distributor business schools for PPG Industries, ExxonMobil, Miller Brewing Company and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Bob is the co-creator and served as a lead faculty member for the prestigious California Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and the Oregon Bankers Lending Institute. He also is the co-creator and lead facilitator of CUES School of Business Lending for credit union staff members on a national basis.
Bob holds a BS from Coe College and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for business school graduates.
Team of Experts
Hipereon maintains a team of highly-seasoned financial institution experts. Whether they are qualified staff instructors or tested institutional advisors all have extensive experience in the financial services industry as well as experience running and managing closely held businesses. Their unique backgrounds and engaging facilitation styles result in unsurpassed hands-on engagements.