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Gateway First Bank Selects Peter Moenickheim as Chief Risk Officer

Scott Petty, Managing Partner of the financial services recruiting practice recently completed a retained search engagement with Gateway First Bank’s hire of Peter Moenickheim, Chief Risk Officer. Moenickheim will oversee the company’s credit and risk management teams

Speaking about the engagement, Petty said.  “The merger of Gateway First Mortgage and Farmers Exchange Bank forming Gateway First Bank (GFB) was a significant industry event and big accomplishment for Stephen Curry, Chief Executive Officer and the GFB team. We are pleased to have participated in this important addition to the leadership team and stand ready to assist with additional talent acquisition as needed in support of the growth the new organization is experiencing.”

“With more than 20 years of professional experience in the banking, consumer finance and payments industries, Peter will be a key component to our executive team and our growth,” Gateway CEO Stephen Curry said. “He will play a strong role in the company as we continue to look for new ways to enhance our risk management initiatives.”

Moenickheim previously served as Chief Risk Officer for Ocwen Financial, a mortgage servicer and originator. He has previously worked for market leaders Santander Consumer, JPMorgan Chase and Nationwide Bank.

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.  They 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.