Tom Thompson recently joined Bankers’ Bank as First Vice President – Commercial Banker, with relationship and business development responsibility in the Northern Illinois area. He has extensive experience in business development with commercial banks and financial institutions, covering asset-based and cash flow lending. His 30 years in commercial lending includes roles in audit, underwriting, credit analysis, portfolio management, credit restructuring, and originations. Tom joins Bankers’ Bank after spending the last 10 years with a Chicago-based commercial bank. Tom received a BS degree from the University of Illinois - Champaign and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He is also very honored to serve as a Board Member for Special Olympics Illinois since 2008.
Terry Buhler joined Bankers’ Bank on September 30th as First Vice President heading up our Mortgage department. He has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry with wide-ranging capability in the residential mortgage area. Terry has spent the last 20 years with a Madison-based bank overseeing various areas of the residential mortgage area. We anticipate community mortgages to grow significantly in the coming years and we’re glad to have someone with his experience leading those efforts.
Matthew Sitkowski joined Bankers’ Bank on September 29th as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has extensive experience in community banking in the areas of finance, accounting, operations, information technology, human resources, compliance and strategic planning. Most recently, Matt was EVP and CFO for a $500 million asset community bank in the Chicago area. In addition to overseeing our Finance department, Matt will have the IT, Operations, and HR departments reporting to him as well.
Please join us in welcoming Terry and Matt to the Bankers' Bank team!
As we mark our 35th anniversary of being always your partner, never your competitor™, it’s important to note What’s NEW at Bankers’ Bank:
We recently announced the launch of ALM Driver™, our new generation asset liability management tool that we are convinced will provide you with better information to satisfy regulatory requirements AND enhance your bank's profitability. Our President/CEO, Brad Stamper, was so impressed with this tool that we converted to ALM Driver in the second quarter. Read more . . .
We also wish to update you on a variety of new products to provide you income and convenience while expanding customer offerings. They include: Same-Day ACH, Third-Party Wire Transfer, OFAC Services, ACH Risk Reporting, and a “re-launch” of our Remote Deposit product.
Finally, we rolled out our new mortgage website solution and lead generating tool. BB•Connect™ was developed with community banks in mind, offering a robust integrated mortgage system including resources to connect customers to your bank. Bankers’ Bank has made a significant investment in this game-changing solution and we can’t wait to demo it for you. Read more . . .
Correspondent Day slides on these product areas are available on our Events page.