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Meet Our Experts

The best people. The best performance.

Omega Performance courses are meticulously developed and designed by credit industry and instructional design experts. This combination of credit subject matter expertise and advanced instructional techniques is also prominent in our workshop instructors. Meet a few of our experts below:

Andrea Binkley, Senior Business Solutions Consultant and Instructor

With over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, Andrea works closely with organizations on connecting bank policy, training and sales, and risk management practices with the evaluation of training results. In addition to developing and implementing custom training solutions, Andrea is also responsible for Omega Performance’s core commercial credit curriculum enhancements and new course offerings.

Andrea has provided training to both large and small financial institutions, finance companies and bank regulatory agencies, including completing loan reviews and administering problem loans. She has commercial lending and commercial real estate lending experience, and has managed credit, sales and trust services training and large lending relationships for regional banks.

Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gettysburg College.

Jan Abrams, Vice President Product Manager

Jan has over 10 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience, and 30 years of experience with Omega Performance. During her tenure, Jan has held a variety of management positions, all of which required her to work directly with clients across the globe to design and deliver programs to meet specific needs and produce solid results.

Jan’s programs have helped clients increase productivity in commercial lending, retail lending, financial accounting and wealth management. Her extensive instructional design experience ensures that the training and performance interventions she develops are effective, instructionally sound, and motivating. She has also been integral in the development of numerous Omega Performance eLearning programs in the areas of financial accounting, wealth management, and small business lending, and in the development of Omega Performance’s extensive library of assessments.

Jan has completed coursework at Southern Oregon College, Ashland, OR, University of North Carolina and Strayer University, with a dual concentration in English and Accounting. She has also completed extensive outside coursework in instructional design and assessment development.

Andrew Kazan, Instructor

Andrew specializes in applying the Omega Performance credit skills and knowledge to your financial organization's unique credit culture, processes and policies to improve organizational performance by accelerating the personal development of relationship managers and credit professionals. He brings over two decades of experience as a commercial banking executive and nearly two decades as a credit consultant, during which he earned the Omega Performance Consultant of the Year Award.

As an instructor, Andrew demonstrates the unique ability to break down complex issues and introduce new credit concepts that complement real world experience to improve job performance. His reputation for helping others master skills through hands-on application consistently results in enhanced value for organizations.

Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from Millikin University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Illinois State University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

Laura Beaver, Instructor

With over 20 years of direct banking experience in relationship management, credit approval, and loan restructures, Laura has excelled as a highly seasoned commercial lending facilitator for the past 12 years for client-facing and non-client facing bankers. She delivers application workshops for Omega Performance’s credit programs to help ensure bankers get to, and remain at, the top of their game in credit opportunity assessment and underwriting.

Laura has held a variety of leadership positions in credit, special assets, and commercial learning and development with financial institutions, including Bank of America and M&T Bank. She has consulted with senior-level executives on the training of relationship managers, lenders and customer support to improve credit and sales skills, product knowledge and other professional skills.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and a master of business administration from George Washington University.

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