Amber Smith

Amber, director of marketing, is a marketer with over 13 years of experience. She has a keen interest in the digital world and was one of the first participants in Duke University's digital media and marketing program, one of the most comprehensive, online media marketing programs in the nation. Amber also has a deep understanding of the unique challenges banks face today, having worked for an Iowa community bank for over seven years. Before joining Akouba, Amber was part of a global marketing team for an elearning company based in Chicago and was responsible for managing lead generation and digital marketing campaigns for the global team.

Recent Posts

Aug 08

Meet Chris Rentner Founder & CEO Akouba [VIDEO]

 Filmed with the BizCast team, Chris Rentner, CEO of Akouba, talks about the greatest business lesson he has ever learned and why the military is the best entrepreneurship training program.

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Aug 08

Virginia Bankers Association Endorses Digital Lending Solution by Akouba

The Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) has endorsed the digital lending solution provided by Akouba, which offers community and regional banks an origination and underwriting platform for small business loans. VBA members will receive preferred pricing.

To learn more about Akouba’s digital lending solution, VBA will offer a free webinar on Thursday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit http://www.vabankers.org/akouba.

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Aug 08

Building a strategic plan to digitize your lending in 2018 [WEBINAR]

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1-2 PM CST 

Join Akouba for a truly informative and free webinar to help you build a strategic plan to digitize your lending in 2018. This webinar is for the team that is ready to digitize their lending program but is not quite sure they have the time, right tools or team in line to be successful.

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Aug 08

Buyers Guide: Small Business Lending Software

9 smart questions to ask before buying a small business loan origination platform

Is digitizing your small business lending becoming a priority for your financial institution? Increased efficiency, profitability, banker productivity and enhanced customer experience are all reasons why you should be.   For example: In most banks, it costs the same amount in administrative and overhead costs to underwrite a $50,000 loan, as it does for a $1 million loan.  Wouldn’t it be great to free up your team to focus on the most important thing, the customer, and let the technology take of the rest?

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Jul 07

Akouba Announces Web Accessibility Pre-Certification

According to the American Banker’s Association (ABA) there have been over 244 federal lawsuits since 2015 that have been filed alleging that people with disabilities are denied access to online goods and services in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA.)

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Jun 06

Feature Spotlight: Reporting & Analytics for small business lending

How long does it take your team to service a small business loan from beginning to end? Could you find out with your current process? Can you truly figure out how much time and money each loan is costing your financial institution?

Akoubs's small business loan platform analytics are built for financial institutions to gain insight into their loan program that was previously almost impossible to track.

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Jun 06

10 Signs You Should Invest In Small Business Lending Software

Your small business lending process isn’t just about the technology but it can really help! 

The world of lending, and specifically small business lending, has gone through a remarkable change over the past few years. Small business owners have had their eyes opened to the benefits that come from an accessible, digitized lending experience, thanks to the technology being utilized by many non-bank online lenders.

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May 05

Akouba Now: The Fastest Way To Digitize Your Applications [VIDEO]

We've recently released Akouba Now and have been overwhelmed with the positive response from the financial industry. To celebrate our team has created a beautifully 'rockin' video to showcase Akouba Now . Best viewed with the volume on!

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May 05

Breaking Banks: Fintech Creating Financial Services with Akouba [PODCAST]

Chris Rentner, CEO at Akouba, was a guest on “Breaking Banks” podcast hosted by Sam Maule. "Breaking Banks" is the #1 global fintech podcast documenting technological changes to financial services, from banking to payments to money itself. In this episode 'Fintech Creating Financial Services' they discuss how and why Akouba was created and how Akouba is using technology to help financial institutions lend to small businesses.

Listen to the podcast below:

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Apr 04

Introducing Akouba Now

Akouba, provider of a small business lending platform for financial institutions, endorsed by the American Banker’s Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking, today, announced at the FinXtech Annual Summit, a new product release, Akouba Now. Akouba Now is an easy to use cloud-based solution that can digitize financial institution’s onboarding application process within days of purchase.


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