Directors & Bank Executives

The Business Bank of St. Louis Board of Directors

Charles Thal

Charles Thal | 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 Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since its inception in 2002 and has been chairman since 2011.

Andrew Brown

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.

Dan Guirl

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 Bank of St. Louis' Board of Directors since 2007.

Eugene Harris

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 Kirby

Larry M. Kirby

Mr. Kirby has been with The Business Bank of St. Louis since 2008 and was named President and CEO in 2010. Mr. Kirby has a total of 19 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.

Tom McCarthy

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.

Meade Summers

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.

Helmut Weber

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.

 

 

Business Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors

Ed Throop

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 Brown

 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

Cot Fox

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

 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

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.

Tom McCarthy

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.

Steve Randazzo

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

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

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 Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors since its inception in 2002.

Helmut Weber

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

Milton Cornwell

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

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.

Rick Destefane

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

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.

Scot Hunsaker

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Richard Steinbaum

Richard Steinbaum

Mr. Steinbaum is the managing partner/owner of The Cornerstone Insurance Group, a St. Louis based insurance firm that provides full-service business insurance, employee benefits and individual insurance sales and consulting.

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

Brick Storts

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

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 Kirby

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 a total of 19 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

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 a total of 29 years banking experience and is CPA certified.

David Gamache

David Gamache | General Counsel

Mr. Gamache joined the Bank in 2008 and currently serves as General Counsel.  Mr. Gamache has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, banking and finance, and corporate law. 

Jon Hustedt

Jon Hustedt | Chief Lending Officer

Mr. Hustedt joined the Bank in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Lending Officer.  Mr. Hustedt has 20 years of commercial lending experience.

Brian Leeker 

Brian Leeker| Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Leeker joined the Bank in 2008 and is currently Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Leeker has a total of 17 years of experience in finance, 9 years in the banking industry, and is CPA Certified.

 

 

 

Senior Management

Larry Kirby

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 a total of 19 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

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 a total of 29 years banking experience and is CPA certified.

David Gamache

David Gamache | General Counsel

Mr. Gamache joined the Bank in 2008 and currently serves as General Counsel.  Mr. Gamache has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of intellectual property, real estate, banking and finance, and corporate law. 

Jon Hustedt

Jon Hustedt | Chief Lending Officer

Mr. Hustedt joined the Bank in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Lending Officer.  Mr. Hustedt has 20 years of commercial lending experience.

Brian Leeker 

Brian Leeker| Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Leeker joined the Bank in 2008 and is currently Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Leeker has a total of 17 years of experience in finance, 9 years in the banking industry, and is CPA Certified.

 

Chris Frein

Chris Frein | Senior Vice President Commercial Lending

Mr. Frein joined the Bank in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending. Mr. Frein has a total of 17 years banking experience in the St. Louis banking community.

 Paul LaKamp portrait

Paul LaKamp | Senior Vice President Commercial Lending

Mr. LaKamp joined the Bank in 2010 and is currently Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending responsible for Special Assets. Mr. LaKamp has more than 20 years banking experience in the St. Louis banking community.

 Doug Look

Doug Look | Senior Vice President Commercial Lending

Mr. Look rejoined the Bank in 2012 and is currently Senior Vice President Commercial Lending. Mr. Look has over 20 years of commercial lending experience in the St. Louis banking community.

Tim Main

Tim Main | Senior Vice President Mortgage

Mr. Main joined the Bank in 2002 and is currently Senior Vice President Mortgage Lending. Mr. Main has a total of 20 years mortgage banking experience in the St. Louis banking community.

Laurie Pennycook

Laurie Pennycook | Senior Vice President Operations

Ms. Pennycook joined the Bank prior to its official opening in 2002 and is currently Senior Vice President Operations and Cashier. Ms. Pennycook has a total of 32 years banking experience.

Stacia Peterson Portrait

Stacia Peterson | Senior Vice President Business Development

Ms. Peterson joined the Bank in 2011 and is currently Senior Vice President. Ms. Peterson has over 20 years banking experience in the St. Louis banking community.

Harlene Wilson

Harlene Wilson | Vice President Human Resources

Ms. Wilson joined the Bank in 2004 and is currently Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Wilson has over 25 years of human resource management experience.

Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson | Senior Vice President Private Banking

Ms. Wilson joined the Bank in 2010 and is currently Senior Vice President of Private Banking. Ms. Wilson has a total of 23 years of wealth management experience in the St. Louis banking community.

 

 

Senior Vice Presidents

David Bealke

David Bealke | Senior Vice President Commercial Lending

Mr. Bealke joined The Business Bank of St. Louis in 2008 and is currently Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Lending. Mr. Bealke has a total of 13 years banking experience in the St. Louis area.

Jeff Dee

Jeff Dee | Senior Vice President Commercial Lending

Mr. Dee joined The Business Bank of St. Louis in 2012 and is currently Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Lending. Mr. Dee has a total of 13 years banking experience in the St. Louis area.

Herb Hitchings

Herb Hitchings | Senior Vice President

Mr. Hitchings joined the Bank in 2004 and is currently Senior Vice President. Mr. Hitchings has over 50 years banking experience in the St. Louis banking community.

 

 

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