FISHERS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Internet Bank announced Tom Smith has been promoted to Regional Vice President and will lead the Bank’s commercial lending group in Central Indiana. In his new role, Mr. Smith will guide the team in collaborating with business clients and prospects to provide customized banking services for growing businesses.
Mr. Smith joined First Internet Bank as a Vice President in 2012 and has more than 20 years of commercial banking experience. Previously, Mr. Smith held similar positions at M&I Bank and National City Bank, where he partnered with business clients to understand their current financial conditions and identify growth opportunities.
“Given Tom’s extensive background in commercial banking and his passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences, I’m confident he will apply both to further the success of our commercial clients,” said David Becker, President and CEO. “Tom is well-positioned to build upon the foundation established by his predecessor, Connie Shepherd, who will retire in April.”
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve the Bank’s business banking clients in an expanded capacity,” said Mr. Smith. “I look forward to continuing the momentum that developed under Connie’s leadership, and working with existing and future clients to offer convenient, flexible and practical financial solutions that are tailored to resolve the unique challenges of their businesses.”
Mr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Indianapolis and is active in his local community.
About First Internet Bank
First Internet Bank opened for business in 1999 as an industry pioneer in the branchless delivery of banking services. With assets of $2.8 billion as of December 31, 2017, the Bank now provides consumer and small business deposit, consumer loan, residential mortgage, and specialty finance services nationally. The Bank also offers commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans and treasury management services in select geographies. Additional information about the Bank, including its products and services, is available at www.firstib.com. The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK).