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Janette Woods Takes Audit Leadership Role at Gateway First Bank

Today Janette Woods joins Gateway First Bank. Reflecting on the completion of this important banking executive search engagement Scott Petty remarked: “When Gateway transformed into a full-service bank in 2019, they committed to their communities and customers to only offer top-notch services and products. As a proven builder, leader and board advisor on audit and risk matters we know Janette will be making an immediate contribution to the GFB organization in this very important role.”

Janette attended The University of Texas at Arlington and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).  Since 1989 she has held roles of increasing importance at Citi (formerly The Associates), Viewpoint Bank and most recently LegacyTexas Bank. “In a very competitive executive search banking landscape, particularly when it comes to financial and accounting professionals, this is a big win for our financial services recruiting team. I want to commend them for bringing Janette to GFB,” continued Scott.

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.7 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation. Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, 150 mortgage centers in 40 states, and over 1,300 employees.

About Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners is a national, retained search firm founded in 2005 specializing in multiple industries including banking executive search and board director recruitment. Partner Scott Petty and his team pride themselves on being one of the best executive search firm recruiting teams in the nation. We are regularly called upon by clients in the Commercial Banking, Community Banking and Real Estate Sectors to recruit C-Suite and other senior executives. As top financial services recruiters, it is not just our job but our privilege to meet the executive recruiting needs of our clients.