Taylor Mead is a group of companies that provide recruiting, consulting and legal services specifically designed for the financial services industry. Founded by Rod Taylor and Lisa Mead, the firm’s partners and associates include professional executive search consultants, strategic planners and employment attorneys with extensive experience in commercial and investment banking. Clients have immediate access to a proprietary database with over 35,000 contact records, a global relationship network and market intelligence resources. Since 1984, Taylor Mead’s affiliates have successfully completed projects for institutions of every type and sizes at all organizational levels throughout the world.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Ole Miss Banking & Finance Alumni Board. Rod Taylor recruited the founding board members and coordinated the development of its original mission and purpose. In addition to its great success in fundraising and connecting students with career opportunities, the board organizes symposiums addressing a wide range of topics concerning the financial services industry. Speakers and panelists include prominent leaders and experts from industry and government. Each year the board also honors an Ole Miss alumnus for a distinguished career in banking and finance. Rod Taylor was the 2017 recipient of this award.
The 2018 symposium occurred Friday, September 14th in Oxford, Mississippi. With well over 250 people in attendance, this was by far the most successful event to date. Notable speakers included the Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi, and Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, PC, as well as various leaders from the banking and finance community. Rod Taylor continues to be an instrumental contributor to the success and growth of the Ole Miss Banking & Finance Alumni Board and its’ annual symposium.