The Central Bank & Trust team is thrilled to announce the hiring of industry veteran, Rick Koontz as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at our new Denver branch. Rick joins Central Bank & Trust after 30+ years of holding various roles at Wells Fargo.

While Rick started his career in Wichita, Kansas, he has called Colorado his home since 1987. His commercial lending experience goes back 25+ years, structuring business loans for various industries including manufacturing, contractors, professional services and commercial real estate.

Beyond his extensive banking experience, Rick has also been very involved in the Denver community, holding several Board of Directors positions with nonprofit, charitable, and service organizations throughout his career.

“His dedication to the Denver community and focus on building lasting client relationships makes him an ideal fit for the Central Bank & Trust team,” said Scott Page, CEO of Central Bank & Trust. Page continued, “The expertise that Rick is bringing to our new Denver branch is invaluable to both our team members and our clients.”

Rick is looking forward to joining a local bank with a solid reputation in the business world. “The local leadership, agility and expertise of the Central Bank & Trust team is what made joining the new Denver branch an easy Yes,” said Rick.

Central Bank & Trust currently has a full-service branch in Colorado Springs and is currently in the process of opening a full-service branch in Denver in Q1 2020. The market expansion is expected to bring 25+ new jobs to the Denver market.