... he could be setting up HBKS as buyout target. People will see HBKS has a savvy CEO capable of running a much larger bank.
Really good reports ... even getting better.
The CEO is teaching how to "fish", so after he sells the bank, you won't be left helpless as an investor.
Some bank may buy HBKS to get Mr. Ives. Glad he just signed a new employment contract.
Mr. Ives is way underemployed ... he sort of has a conflict. He has to be telling the Board: "We ought to sell this bank (so I can get a bigger job)!" But he is the largest shareholder, so I guess it's okay.