Emprise Bank announced that it has chosen Jim Faith to lead the bank’s newly created business development division. In the new role, Faith will be responsible for leading business development efforts across the organization, working closely with customers and internal teams to develop new business. He will also continue shaping the bank’s future as a member of the executive team. 

“This new position is critical to our strategic growth efforts and Jim is the right leader based on his demonstrated success growing the commercial division in the five years he has been here,” said Emprise Bank Chairman and CEO Matt Michaelis. “Jim is perfectly suited to the role given his skill at identifying new opportunities and building strong relationships, ultimately driving customer success.” 

The bank also announced that Gil Trout has joined its executive team to lead the commercial banking division. Trout comes to Emprise with significant banking experience having spent nearly three decades at UMB Bank. Most recently, he served as CEO of UMB Bank’s Kansas Region.

“Gil is a great fit with our bank’s values and culture. His experience in leading and growing teams over the past few years will be critical to continuing our success in commercial lending,” Michaelis said. “Gil has terrific banking experience and, like the rest of our team, serves the community in a variety of non-profit roles.” 

About the two announcements, Michaelis said, “We are excited to further position our company to serve our customers and drive strategic growth. We’re truly privileged to have Jim and Gil working together on our team.” 

Learn more about Emprise Bank’s leadership team here: https://www.emprisebank.com/about/leadership.