Reversing the Trend with People
Employees of CrossFirst Bank are dedicated to the CrossFirst Purpose: To serve people in extraordinary ways. By staying true to the founders’ targeted focus, CrossFirst Bank can specialize in serving “people first.”
In an effort to create economies of scale over the last 40 years, banks have typically centralized decision-making, downsized their staffs and proliferated the market with branches. What this means to the client is that their accounts are often assigned to a lesser-experienced branch employee who is handling many times the number of accounts his or her banking predecessors served. CrossFirst is reversing the trend. You can expect to be served by some of the most experienced, highest quality bankers in the metropolitan area with a personal touch second to none.
Ron Baldwin, Chairman of the Board
Ron Baldwin is Chairman, President & CEO of CrossFirst Holdings, LLC, a private equity company investing in the financial services industry. Ron was a long-time Wichita, Kansas resident who, in 2005 after a 10-year tenure, left the position of President & COO of INTRUST Bank, the largest privately held bank in Kansas. Ron’s 36 years of banking service also includes a 23-year term with Fourth Financial Corporation, a $7.8 billion bank holding company, where he served in various positions including CFO, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, President of BANK IV Oklahoma and EVP of Retail Banking. He holds a B.B.A. degree from Wichita State University and obtained a CPA designation. Ron resides in Overland Park, Kansas and is a board member of Kanakuk Ministries.
Mike Maddox, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business. He continued his education at the University of Kansas School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree. While at KU, Mike was a four-year letterman and a member of the KU basketball team that won a National Championship in 1988. He was captain of the 1991 KU team that was the national runner-up. He practiced Law in Lawrence, Kansas for more than six years and has been in banking for almost nine years. Mike is a former Community Bank President for INTRUST Bank in Lawrence, and was later promoted to Regional President where he managed all of the bank’s operations in Northeast Kansas. He completed the Graduate School of Banking in Wisconsin in 2003. Mike is currently involved in a number of community activities and boards.
Steve Peterson, President, Wichita
Before being named Wichita President for CrossFirst Bank, Steve served as Division President for Stillwater National Bank in Austin, Texas; where he placed special emphasis on serving selected market segments including real estate, healthcare and executives. Prior to joining SNB, Steve was a City President for Compass Bank and a Vice President, Commercial Banking, at Commerce Bank in Wichita. He also served as Commerce Bank's Community Bank President in Derby, Kansas. His banking career began nearly 25 years ago at BANK IV where he worked in lending and commercial business development. Steve also owned and operated a successful restaurant franchise in Wichita from 1991, until he and his wife sold the company in 1998. Steve earned a degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.
Mike Wynn, President, Oklahoma City
With more than 30 years experience, Mike Wynn has established himself as a leader in community banking. Mike spent more than 10 years as market president for Intrust Bank in Oklahoma City. His background includes commercial and consumer lending, retail, operations and overall bank management, much of which was earned at Bank of America predecessor BANK IV. He is a graduate of Missouri State University where he received a degree in business administration. Mike is active in the community and has served on several community boards and committees in Central Oklahoma, such as United Way of Norman, Norman Regional Hospital Foundation, Norman Public Schools Foundation, Norman Chamber of Commerce, Special Care, Inc., Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, and has held memberships in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, Mustang and Moore Chambers of Commerce. He is currently the first vice chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and will serve as chairman in 2014.
Glen Rice, Managing Director, Business Banking, Oklahoma City
Glen Rice is well-equipped to help lead the business banking team in Oklahoma City. With more than 32 years in banking, Glen is an expert in serving commercial customers. Prior to joining CrossFirst Bank, Glen was Executive Vice President for Intrust Bank in Oklahoma City. His career dates back to First National Bank and Trust of Oklahoma City which later became Boatmen's First National Bank of Oklahoma. Glen was also an executive at BancFirst Bank and First Fidelity Bank. Glen is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's of business administration degree; and he completed the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking program. He is actively involved with the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City.
Eric Schroeder, Managing Director, Private & Small Business Banking
Eric graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Business Administration. In his 19 years of banking experience, Eric held numerous positions with Boatmen’s First National Bank of Kansas City, was an Associate National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and most recently was Community Bank President for Bank 10 in Belton, Missouri.
Greg Sims, Managing Director, Real Estate & Business Banking
Greg joined the CrossFirst organization through the acquisition of Town & Country Bank, where he served as President and CEO. His 25-year banking career began in Houston, Texas, and his prior experience includes serving as President and CEO of Western National Bank, EVP and CLO of Hillcrest Bank and Vice President, Commercial Lending and International Services for the former BANK IV Kansas City. Greg is a graduate of the University of Kansas with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. He is active in the local community and serves on the board of the Kansas Bankers Association. Greg is also President of CFSA, LLC, CrossFirst Holdings' special asset subsidiary.
Peter Shriver, Managing Director, Business Banking
As a 25-year banking veteran, Peter specializes in traditional commercial and industrial lending, as well as business banking and treasury management services. He has been part of the Kansas City community for 16 years serving as a senior loan officer for INTRUST Bank and Commerce Bank before joining CrossFirst. He also spent nine years with a national bank in Phoenix, Arizona. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Finance from Shippensburg University.
Amy Fauss, Chief Operations Officer
Amy is an accomplished banking professional with more than 20 years
experience in operations. She most recently served as Executive Vice President and COO of SolutionsBank where she directed all aspects of daily operations. Her experience also includes senior management positions at Hillcrest Bank and Citizens-Jackson County Bank. Amy
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Central Missouri State University and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri - KC. She has completed the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.
Tom Robinson, Chief Credit Officer
Tom oversees all credit related functions and manages lending activities for CrossFirst Bank. He has nearly 30 years of banking and credit experience, mostly with large regional banks. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Iowa State University. He completed the Executive Education Program in Leadership Development at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Tom is a graduate of the Leadership Overland Park program, a past board member of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation, and past president of the Risk Management Association Kansas City Chapter.
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