CrossFirst Bank : Expands Banking Team in Phoenix Market with Key Hires

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CrossFirst Bank : Expands Banking Team in Phoenix Market with Key Hires
CrossFirst Bank : Expands Banking Team in Phoenix Market with Key Hires

CrossFirst Bank, the subsidiary of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFB), announced the addition of two major new hires in Phoenix, Arizona. The bank recently welcomed Jay Ganske, Managing Director, Real Estate Banking, and Mike Theile, Managing Director, Commercial Banking, to the Phoenix Banking team.

“Hiring seasoned and successful bankers like Jay and Mike is key to our growth in Phoenix,” said Market President Kevin Halloran. “These people bring expertise and insight into our banking team and will play a significant role in our growth in the years to come.”

Jay Ganske is a seasoned banker with over 32 years of experience in the Phoenix market. Ganske will specialize in the banking and financing needs of the Phoenix commercial real estate community. Prior to joining CrossFirst Bank, Ganske was Senior Vice President at Sunrise Mortgage and Investment Company and Director, Manager Commercial Real Estate Banking at CIT Bank. He was also Senior Vice President at Mutual of Omaha Bank and MidFirst Bank. Ganske holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Luther College.

Mike Theile brings over 20 years of commercial banking experience to the table. He will be responsible for initiating new business by building trusting relationships within the community. Prior to joining CrossFirst Bank, Theile held senior vice president positions at UMB Bank and Alliance Bank of Arizona. Theile is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and an MBA from Grand Canyon University.

“Both Jay and Mike are exceptional bankers who bring decades of banking and financial services experience and deep connections to Arizona to our team,” said Halloran. “As an entrepreneurial bank, we are excited to support the region’s rapid growth and to have the opportunity to work with businesses and professionals in Phoenix and Maricopa Counties.”

CrossFirst Bank opened a temporary office at 2801 East Camelback Road, Suite 200, in July 2021. Later that year, CrossFirst plans to move to a permanent office at 3237 E. Camelback Road.

About CrossFirst Bank

CrossFirst Bank, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is a subsidiary of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFB), a Kansas company and a registered bank holding company. CrossFirst Bank has nine full-service banking offices in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. You can find more information about CrossFirst Bank at www.crossfirstbank.com.

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