Directors and Bank Executives

The Business Bank of St. Louis Board of Directors

Dan Guirl bio

Dan Guirl, Chairman

Mr. Guirl is owner/operator of General Automatic Transfer Company (GAT), a Fenton based manufacturing firm which engineers, fabricates, and installs industrial paint finishing systems for the steel manufacturing industry throughout North America and Mexico.

Mr. Guirl has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since 2007.

 

Andrew J Brown bio

Andrew J. Brown

Mr. Brown is owner and manager of Brownstone Properties, LLC, a St. Louis based commercial real estate and development company. He is also an owner of A.J. Brown, Inc., a St. Louis based design / build commercial construction company.

Mr. Brown has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Eugene Harris bio

Eugene Harris

Mr. Harris is the Managing Member of Step Change Advisors, LLC which provides portfolio management services and financial consulting to individuals and small businesses.

Mr. Harris has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since 2003.

 

Larry M Kirby bio

Larry M. Kirby, Vice Chairman

Mr. Kirby has been with The Business Bank of St. Louis since 2008 and was named President and CEO in 2010. Mr. Kirby has over 25 years of loan portfolio development and financial management experience in the St. Louis banking community. In 2003, Mr. Kirby started a de novo bank in Chesterfield and served as its President for three years.

Mr. Kirby has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since 2010.

 

Thomas W McCarthy III bio

Thomas W. McCarthy, III

Mr. McCarthy is Chairman and Senior Partner of the law firm of McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., President of the McCarthy Group LLC, a governmental relations consultancy firm, and president of Centrex Solutions LLC , which specializes in governmental relations and consultancy of a local nature.

Mr. McCarthy rejoined The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors in 2012.

 

Mark G Merlo bio

Mark G. Merlo

Mr. Merlo is a Managing Member of Castle Creek Capital, LLC, an alternative asset manager that focuses on the financial services industry and community banking.

Mr. Merlo joined The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors in 2014.

 

Meade Summers bio

Meade Summers

Mr. Summers is President and Managing Partner at Hilliker Corporation, a commercial/industrial real estate brokerage firm.

Mr. Summers has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Charles Thal bio

Charles Thal

Mr. Thal is the Managing member of Financial & Marketing Solutions LLC, a St. Louis based financial and marketing company.

Mr. Thal has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Edward Throop bio

Edward Throop

Mr. Throop is the retired founder, owner and President of C4 Corporation. Currently, he serves on the Boards of various charitable organizations including the Boy Scouts of America — St. Louis Chapter and the United Service Organization (USO). He serves as Chairman of the Animal House Fund and Vice-Chairman of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

Mr. Throop rejoined The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors in 2015.

 

Helmut Weber bio

Helmut Weber

Mr. Weber is President of Helmut Weber Construction Company, a St. Louis based homebuilder.

Mr. Weber, has served on The Business Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors

Edward Throop bio

Edward Throop, Chairman

Mr. Throop is the retired founder, owner and President of C4 Corporation. Currently, he serves on the Boards of various charitable organizations including the Boy Scouts of America — St. Louis Chapter and the United Service Organization (USO). He serves as Chairman of the Animal House Fund and Vice-Chairman of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

Mr. Throop has served as Chairman of the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Andrew J Brown bio

Andrew J. Brown

Mr. Brown is owner and manager of Brownstone Properties, LLC, a St. Louis based commercial real estate and development company. He is also an owner of A.J. Brown, Inc., a St. Louis based design / build commercial construction company.

Mr. Brown has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002

 

Cottrell Fox bio

Cottrell Fox

Mr. Fox is a principle and Executive Vice President of J W Terrill, Inc., an insurance broker located in St. Louis.

Mr. Fox has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2003.

 

Dan Guirl bio

Dan Guirl

Mr. Guirl is owner/operator of General Automatic Transfer Company (GAT), a Fenton based manufacturing firm which engineers, fabricates, and installs industrial paint finishing systems for the steel manufacturing industry throughout North America and Mexico.

Mr. Guirl has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2007.

 

Eugene Harris bio

Eugene Harris

Mr. Harris is the Managing Member of Step Change Advisors, LLC which provides portfolio management services and financial consulting to individuals and small businesses.

Mr. Harris has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2003.

 

Thomas W McCarthy III bio

Thomas W. McCarthy, III

Mr. McCarthy is Chairman and Senior Partner of the law firm of McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., President of the McCarthy Group LLC, a governmental relations consultancy firm, and president of Centrex Solutions LLC , which specializes in governmental relations and consultancy of a local nature.

Mr. McCarthy has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2007.

 

Mark G Merlo bio

Mark G. Merlo

Mr. Merlo is a Managing Member of Castle Creek Capital, LLC, an alternative asset manager that focuses on the financial services industry and community banking.

Mr. Merlo has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2014.

 

Steve Randazzo bio

Steve Randazzo

Mr. Randazzo is president and founder of Pro Motion, Inc., an experiential face-to-face marketing company in St. Louis.

Mr. Randazzo has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since 2006.

 

Meade Summers bio

Meade Summers

Mr. Summers is President and Managing Partner at Hilliker Corporation, a commercial/industrial real estate brokerage firm.

Mr. Summers has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Charles Thal bio

Charles Thal, Vice Chairman

Mr. Thal is the Managing member of Financial & Marketing Solutions LLC, a St. Louis based financial and marketing company.

Mr. Thal has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

 

Helmut Weber bio

Helmut Weber

Mr. Weber is President of Helmut Weber Construction Company, a St. Louis based homebuilder.

Mr. Weber, has served on the Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

Associate Board

Members of the Associate Board are selected by the Bank management and the Board of Directors to support The Business Bank of St. Louis in its efforts to establish a profitable and beneficial banking presence in the St. Louis market. They represent various businesses throughout St. Louis and are active members of the community.

Aron Clay bio

Aron Clay

Mr. Clay is the owner and President of Acme Erectors, Inc., St. Louis' largest steel erection subcontractor. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University and a Master's of Business Administration from St. Louis University.

Mr. Clay has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2015.

 

Milton Cornwell bio

Milton Cornwell

Mr. Cornwell is Chief Operating Officer of Materialogic, a St. Louis based third party fulfillment, distribution and logistics provider.

Mr. Cornwell has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since its inception in 2007.

 

Bradford J Cytron bio

Bradford J. Cytron

Mr. Cytron is a partner at Spencer Fane Britt and Browne, LLP in the Real Estate Practice Group. He represents various public and private entities in acquisition, disposition and development of commercial real estate in addition to maintaining a significant general business practice.

Mr. Cytron has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2013.

 

Richard DeStefane bio

Richard DeStefane

Mr. DeStefane is the owner and President of Reliant Care Group, LLC which owns 12 skilled nursing facilities in Missouri and various other companies including Long Term Care Management, In-Home Services, Therapy Services, Senior Apartments, Medical Equipment, Medical Supply Management, Finance, Institutional Pharmacy and Real Estate Holdings.

Mr. DeStefane has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2011.

 

Pamela A Duffy bio

Pamela A. Duffy

Ms. Duffy is the owner and President of Rhodey Construction, Inc., a St. Louis based company that specializes in general contracting for industrial, healthcare and tenant finish work.

Ms. Duffy has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2013.

 

AJ Eads bio

AJ Eads

Mr. Eads is the owner of Eads Consulting, LLC, a St. Louis based marketing firm specializing in strategy and digital executions.

Mr. Eads has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2015.

 

Scot Hunsaker bio

Scot Hunsaker

Mr. Hunsaker is Managing Partner of Ardent Group, a St. Louis based business consulting firm that specializes in turning your employees into owners.

Mr. Hunsaker has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2010.

 

Michael E Kaemmerer bio

Michael E. Kaemmerer

Mr. Kaemmerer is a founding member of the firm McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., heading up the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group and working exclusively on behalf of employers. In addition to negotiations and litigations, he provides consultation on a wide variety of personnel matters.

Mr. Kaemmerer has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since its inception in 2007.

 

Robert Minkler Jr bio

Robert Minkler, Jr.

Mr. Minkler is managing partner of Anders CPAs + Advisors, a CPA firm providing innovative solutions to individuals and businesses in the areas of tax, estate planning, financial planning, valuation, litigation support and business consulting.

Mr. Minkler has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2010.

 

David Neiers bio

David Neiers

Mr. Neiers is a shareholder and attorney at Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C., a full service law firm representing businesses, banks, insurance companies and business owners.

Mr. Neiers has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since its inception in 2007.

 

John Siefert bio

John Siefert

Mr. Siefert is a financial advisor and shareholder at Renaissance Financial, a St. Louis based financial services firm that provides customized solutions to assist individuals and businesses in reaching their financial goals.

Mr. Siefert has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since its inception in 2007.

 

Wayne Chip Smith III bio

Wayne "Chip" Smith, III

Mr. Smith is a Principal at Greenleaf Capital Partners, LLC. Greenleaf advises on capital raisings and mergers & acquisitions and invests debt and equity in the lower middle market. Mr. Smith also serves as Special Counsel for Hesse Martone, P.C.

Mr. Smith has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2010.

 

Brick P Storts IV bio

Brick P. Storts, IV

Mr. Storts is a managing member of CIS Communications, LLC, a St. Louis based company that provides wireless infrastructure deployment services to the telecommunications industry. They specialize in tower site acquisition, leasing services, A&E coordination, zoning and building permit procurement, utility coordination and construction management.

Mr. Storts has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since its inception in 2007.

 

Len Toenjes bio

Len Toenjes

Mr. Toenjes is the President of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of St. Louis, an organization of contractors and construction related businesses, who construct commercial, governmental and institutional buildings, as well as highways and bridges.

Mr. Toenjes has been a member of The Business Bank of St. Louis' Associate Board since 2008.

Executive Management

 

 

Larry M Kirby bio

Larry M. Kirby, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kirby has been with The Business Bank of St. Louis since 2008 and was named President and CEO in 2010. Mr. Kirby has over 25 years of loan portfolio development and financial management experience in the St. Louis banking community. In 2003, Mr. Kirby started a de novo bank in Chesterfield and served as its President for three years.

 

 

Stan Cornish bio

Stan Cornish, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Cornish joined The Business Bank of St. Louis in 2002 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cornish has more than 30 years of banking experience and is CPA certified.

 

 

David Gamache bio

David Gamache, General Counsel

Mr. Gamache joined the Bank in 2008 and currently serves as General Counsel. Mr. Gamache has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, banking and finance, and corporate law.

 

 

Brian Leeker bio

Brian Leeker, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Leeker joined the Bank in 2008 and is currently Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Leeker has more than 20 years of experience in finance, 15 years in the banking industry, and is CPA Certified.