Marketing Solutions for Banking
As an extension of your marketing department, we help you navigate the road to better results.
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Deposit Account Acquisition

Grow your Retail Market Share

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Digital Marketing, SEO, and Website Solutions

Maximize your Digital Presence, Reach and Results

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Overdraft and Privacy Mailings

Protect your Overdraft Fee Income

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Auto Loan Recapture Program

Take the Risk out of Marketing Costs for New Loans

Who We Serve

A bright idea is only as brilliant as it is executable.

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Many marketing companies have great ideas, but the difference with Stellar Strategic Group is that we know the way to execute strategies that drive results. It’s all about your goals, your objectives and your resources. We want to make it as easy as possible to reach your goals, to use our knowledge to assist in shaping the strategies that will help you prosper and within a budget that produces the best ROI on your investment. Let Stellar Strategic Group become an extension of your marketing department to help you navigate the road to better results.

To understand our client needs better, Stellar Strategic Group commissioned an independent research firm, Brand Cool Marketing of Rochester, New York, to discover what our clients had to say about our company, our services, and our people. Here is what we found out:

  • “They’re smart. Intuitive. They don’t overcomplicate it. This is how to get the results you want. Very straightforward.”
  • “They follow through. I can’t remember a situation where we had a miscommunication. Often, when you’re working with a third party, things get delayed or not taken care of, but not in Stellar Strategic Group’s case.”
  • “They’re super. A fantastic bunch to work with. I recommend them highly. Not locally, but outside this area. I’d be cutting my own throat [to recommend them to a local competitor].”
  • “If you’re looking for a way to cut your involvement in design and implementation and trying to gather the expertise of someone who does this all the time, they’d be a good source to turn to.”
  • “They’re going to meet your deadlines. They’ll think of things you haven’t thought of yet. They’re going to understand your goals. They know your pain. They know what keeps you up at night. Half of working with an outsider usually involves getting them up to speed on these things. Stellar knows you’re short staffed and they become an extension [of your operation].”
  • “For a community bank, they are a great ally. They can take care of some of the marketing that a one- or two-person department can’t keep up with. It’s a good partnership.”


To speak with one of our current references, please contact Stellar Strategic Group today at

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Community Banks

1. An institution for receiving, lending, exchanging, and safeguarding money and, in some cases, issuing notes and transacting other financial business.

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Credit Unions

1. Member-owned organizations that serve their members by providing deposit services, loans and other financial products and services.

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Financial Institutions

1. An institution that provides financial services for its clients or members.


Read what some of our clients have to say about us...

Beacon Credit Union
Lynchburg, Virginia

“We engaged Stellar Strategic for our mailing needs from a recommendation of another company. We were very happy with the customer service provided, the reasonable cost of services and the OUTSTANDING representative that we were assigned. Not only are all of our questions answered quickly and precisely, but Stellar Strategic has made several cost and time saving suggestions as our relationship has grown and they see our needs!”

“A recommendation has turned into a fantastic partnership between companies and we look forward to a long relationship. If you are looking for a company to work WITH you and not just FOR you, contact Stellar Strategic!”

Kelly Linn
Overdraft Privilege Manager

REGIONAL federal credit union
Hammond, Indiana

“We partnered with Stellar Strategic and launched the Stellar Auto Loan program in January 2019. The team at Stellar has been great to work with from the implementation into the ongoing marketing campaigns. We have met several times to review results and make adjustments to ensure the program is as successful as possible. As a result, we have seen applications submitted through multiple channels including our Call Center, walk-in applications at our branches and via the Stellar Application Portal. To date, we have received over 120 applications, booked over $1.4 million in loans and are running a 50% Look-to-Book ratio. The program has been a great compliment to our marketing efforts.”

Michael Peters
Executive Vice President

Interra Credit Union
Goshen, Indiana

“Interra Credit Union is proud to partner with Stellar Strategic Group since 2011. The team’s professionalism and data capabilities help to support the validity of using Stellar to reach new membership.”

Meegan Siegwarth
Vice President of Marketing

Independent Bank
Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Over the last few years, we have found a true partnership with Stellar Strategic Group. Our checking acquisition program is now more defined and data-driven compared to a previous vendor program. We also utilize them for our overdraft compliance notifications via a combination of both mail and email, which has reduced our cost significantly. The personal attention and service we receive is also second to none. When we are considering additional marketing programs, Stellar Strategic is our go-to vendor.”

Tricia Raquepaw, CFMP
Senior Vice President - Marketing

Greenville Federal Bank
Greenville, Ohio

“Our digital numbers look fantastic and I am seeing a gradual increase in page views as well on Google Analytics. I was just talking in our marketing meeting how I’ve seen a complete flip in the demographic viewing our website is experiencing from last year at this time. We are now seeing more 30-45 year olds clicking on our website compared to last year (which was dominated by the 50-65+ age group). I think this can be largely attributed to the digital marketing in our Troy market.”

Brian Beam
Marketing and IT Manager

Oklahoma Educators Credit Union
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“Stellar has been a great strategic partner for our institution, its unique strategy provides an opportunity to capture current performing loans. Since the program allows direct communication with the potential members, stronger underwriting capabilities are more easily maintained and the ability to cultivate deeper relationships with borrowers is accelerated. Most credit unions are looking for loan growth, but fear the risky nature of the indirect lending arena. Steller has found a way to drive loan volume with borrowers that have demonstrated ability to service the credit being extended. I often joke with their Founding Partner, George Monnier, that our Stellar Auto Loan relationship helps us to obtain LIFERS instead of just LOANERS.”

Trent Vaughn
Senior Vice President

About Us

A few words from our Founder, Craig Simmers:

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Our Beginning

In 2000, I had a vision of applying what I had developed in the newspaper industry to acquire new customers and duplicate it in the banking industry. Never did I envision we would have been fortunate enough to have worked with over 1,700 institutions since that time and achieved a 98.5% satisfaction rate.

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Achieving strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients is a top priority for Stellar Strategic. Simply stated, we continually evolve our product line to meet the ever changing market demands our clients face. Plus, we work to deliver the projected ROI promised, and treat your budget as if it’s our own. The bottom line is that we care about each of our clients and it shows in how we partner with you to achieve your goals every step of the way.

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Market Growth

Today we offer a suite of products that do one thing extremely well. That one thing is helping our clients grow retail market share at a pace that exceeds that of their competitors. If you have an interest in working with a company that successfully combines traditional marketing approaches with the ever-changing digital marketing revolution, Stellar Strategic Group can help.

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If you appreciate working with a partner as opposed to a vendor, Stellar Strategic Group is definitely that company. I treat every client relationship the way I appreciated being treated when I was on your side of the table. You’re the boss! Let’s discuss how we may be able to assist you in substantially increasing your market share.

Our Stellar Team

Your partners for marketing success!

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Craig Simmers


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George Monnier

Founding Partner Stellar Auto Loans
402-438-3242 ext. 110

Jennifer Brooks

Chief Marketing Officer
402-438-3242 ext. 104

Josh Helzer

Chief Technology Officer
402-438-3242 ext. 101

Josh Luongo

VP of Data Analytics Stellar Auto Loans
402-438-3242 ext. 111

Tina Haussler

Client Services Manager
402-438-3242 ext. 102

Tina Fisher

Relationship Specialist
402-438-3242 ext. 107

To Stellar Strategic Group, a bright idea is only as brilliant as it is executable. Stellar Strategic's difference is we know how to execute strategies that drive results.

Stellar Insights

Newsletter, articles, and white papers

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Contact Us

425 4th St
Annapolis, MD 21403

833-342-5774 (DIAL-SSG)