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Gateway Appoints Chief Banking Officer

Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, announced Joe Siegel as its Chief Banking Officer. In this role, Siegel is responsible for executive oversight of the company’s Commercial, Consumer, and Specialty Lending activities in addition to Retail Banking services.
Gateway Mortgage Group recently received approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to merge with Farmers Exchange Bank (Cherokee, Okla.).
According to Gateway, "the merger will result in a new financial institution, Gateway First Bank, that will provide a broader suite of consumer and commercial banking services delivered through traditional and digital channels, including mortgages originated through local loan production offices nationwide, and full-service banking solutions at bank branches throughout Oklahoma."
 
“Joe has had a distinguished career in banking, holding leadership roles in commercial, corporate and private wealth lending at a variety of institutions” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “He has a proven track record of revenue generation, relationship management, and advisory services. We are excited to welcome him to Gateway and he is a core part of the team we have assembled to achieve our strategic objectives.”
 
Prior to joining Gateway, Siegel was Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Everett Advisory Partners, LLC. He has worked in the banking industry for over 35 years and held senior leadership roles at BBVA North America and BBVA Compass, as well as Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he performed within the syndicated finance, corporate lending, and wealth management arenas. Siegel’s experience also extends to private banking and risk management.
 
“The energy and culture at Gateway are contagious and it’s an honor to join such a great company,” said Siegel. “Gateway has a long tradition of success, growth and profitability, and making the move to becoming a bank will empower the company to serve more people, with more products. It’s an exciting time at Gateway and I look forward to what the future holds.”

About Author: Seth Welborn

Seth Welborn is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing. He is a contributing writer for MReport. An East Texas Native, he has studied abroad in Athens, Greece and works part-time as a photographer.
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