CAROL TRULL, CTP, CSM
RedKnot Resource Group was founded by Carol Trull, whose expertise and thought leadership has garnered recognition by C-level executives and line of business leaders among leading banks, non-profit institutions and corporations in the U.S. for over 20 years. «Learn more about Carol»
Eric is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of full cycle business experience in highly regulated environments. He is passionate about helping his clients "connect the dots" between new regulatory requirements and their day-to-day operations. «Read more about Eric»
CAROL TRULL, CTP, CSM
RedKnot Resource Group was founded by Carol Trull, whose expertise and thought leadership has garnered recognition by C-level executives and line of business leaders among leading banks, non-profit institutions and corporations in the U.S. for over 20 years.
After decades in the financial services sector, Carol brought together industry veterans under the RedKnot wings, to manage highly visible, complex initiatives requiring sensitive, cross-functional cooperation and cultural shifts. As a counter to large consultancies, RedKnot was conceived to bring economically sensible help to companies requiring a high-touch approach to their initiatives. Prior to founding RedKnot, Carol held executive and senior-level roles in product management, project management, operations, sales, marketing and client services at major financial institutions in the southeast (1999-2008). Her roots began from the practitioner's perspective as she was recruited into banking product development from her role as Cash Manager for the American Cancer Society (1984).
Frequently sought for highly visible and complex projects, Carol's collaboration with a leading west coast consulting agency garners the distinction of contributing in a leading role for a Top 5 bank -- the largest treasury management integration in U.S. banking history.
Carol continues to be sought out as a thought leader in the business community. She is past President, Alabama Treasury Management Association (2012-2014); Past President, UAB Department of Communications Advisory Board (2001 - 2003); Board of Directors - Central Alabama Women's Business Center (2009-2010); Member, Association for Financial Professionals (2001 - Present); sought after industry speaker and Top LinkedIn contributor.
Believing that strong communities are built on helping others, Carol is actively engaged with five non-profits, spanning domestic and foreign impacts for children: Mission Lazarus, Kulture City, Children's Hospital of Alabama Weight Management Center, Children's Heart Foundation and Think2Change.
Carol holds a B.A. in Communications Management (cum laude) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has authored research published in the prestigious Communication Research Reports (2002). Always seeking to strengthen her intellectual worth, she has earned designations as a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Eric is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of full cycle business experience in highly regulated environments. He is passionate about helping his clients "connect the dots" between new regulatory requirements and their day-to-day operations.
He brings real-life business experience and resources to the table for clients. He knows what it means to be responsible for bottom-line profitability, and that compliance has to make business sense to be sustainable. Eric is known for creating common sense solutions across client organizations, without impairing growth objectives and stifling resources. He understands that meaningful implementation support is the difference between a good idea and real success.
Prior to RedKnot, Eric was recruited as CFO for the start-up of Atlanta-based Vital Solutions in 2002. This included Vital Recovery Services, a nationally licensed accounts receivable management firm that serviced many of the country's largest national creditors. There, he built a team and systems that successfully passed more than 90 compliance audits over a 4-year period, including outside CPA firms, government licensing agencies, and clients. Eric also led the company through annual ISO 27002, SSAE-16, and PCI compliance certifications.
In 2013, Eric was named President of the Vital Outsourcing subsidiary, where he launched a successful compliance consulting practice to help companies achieve compliance mandates promulgated by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Eric's experience prior to Vital includes more than a decade of financial services management ranging from business start-ups, crisis turnaround as Controller, and in management with fortune 500 companies.
Now working with companies of all sizes from coast to coast, his client list includes banks, credit unions, collection agencies, non-bank lenders and private equity. Key projects have included:
- Design and implementation of large company-wide initiatives:
- Vendor management programs
- Comprehensive compliance management systems
- Custom policies and procedures manuals
- Complaint tracking systems
- Merger and acquisition support
- Due diligence preparation and support on both sides of transaction
- General business consulting for companies, including:
- Strategic planning and business development
- Development and implementation of effective financial systems and controls
- Process reengineering, cost reduction and restructuring in crisis management
- Pricing development and margin management
- Technology and information security initiatives
Eric is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and webinars where he shares a simplified understanding of the new regulatory requirements around consumer finance, practical implementation into businesses operations and unique technology solutions. He has been a member of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, NACHA, Financial Executives International, Association for Financial Professionals and serves on the board of multiple non-profits including CHRIS Kids in Atlanta, GA. Eric graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1994, with a degree in Finance.