Black Hills Retreat – Meet the Presenters: Raymond “Jay” Garren

Raymond “Jay” Garren, Managing Partner, ProAg Bankware Technologies

Breakout Session: Understanding the Fine Print in Vendor Contracts

This session will equip you with the essential skills to navigate and interpret complex vendor agreements. Learn to identify critical clauses, avoid common pitfalls, and negotiate favorable terms to protect your institution’s interests. Perfect for bankers involved in procurement, legal, and contract management, this session ensures you are well-prepared to manage vendor relationships effectively.

Presenter Biography

Raymond Garren is a start-up executive and is the founder and CEO of ProAG Bankware Technologies Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska. His company provides banking services to banks nationwide and focuses on improving commercial and AG loan processes. He also owns a technology company called Midwest Cloud Computing. Prior to owning his companies, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for American National Bank. Raymond has 38 years of experience in technology and banking systems.

Raymond Garren has also been First Vice President of Technology for First National Bank Omaha, Director of Technology for Goodyear Tire and Rubber.  He participated in the creation of Mutual of Omaha Bank and was Chief of Global Operations for eBay.

Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University, a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska as well as many certifications in technology and banking.