The banking executive search team at Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Joell Maddox is joining the Gateway First Bank (GFB) organization. In this important role, Joell takes on the responsibility of managing relationships with correspondent banks, title companies and commercial customers that are using GFB’s Treasury Management Services.
Blending both mortgage and correspondent banking, Maddox’s experience in the financial services sector spans more than 30 years. Most recently Maddox was Vice President of Treasury Management at Origin Bank. She has also held other leadership positions with IndyMac Bank, Wells Fargo, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Lomas Mortgage.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Gateway team. Gateway’s reputation for valuing the importance of relationships and strong focus on the consumer is very important to me. I am honored to be a part of their team and look forward to building relationships and having a long, successful career here,” Maddox said.
Partner Scott Petty and team conducted the search. Speaking about the engagement, Scott said. “These are challenging times for financial services executive recruiters – it’s a seller’s market. We are delighted to have worked with the team at GFB to onboard Joell and proud that her market experience in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas is well aligned with GFB’s target footprint.”
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 executive and board of director leadership 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 a top executive search firm, it is our job and privilege to meet the executive recruiting needs of our clients.