Communication key to community involvement

Jackson Winsett

Jackson Winsett, assistant vice president and community affairs officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, views the connection between financial institutions and communities as two-fold. “I look at it from two different perspectives, but they both revolve around reciprocation,” he said. “The better the community is, the more the businesses in that community will benefit.” [Continue]

Employees respond to leadership that meets them on their turf

“One of the most important features is people who flex to their team,” says Jessica Nollett, discussing effective leadership. Nollett, vice president, business banking team lead at the Overland Park, Kan., office of Clayton, Mo.-headquartered Enterprise Bank & Trust, feels strongly that leadership is about authenticity, pragmatism and helping team members discover their individual strengths, which will enhance the group as a whole. [Continue]

Mythbusting digital lending

Chris Rentner, director of digital lending for Velocity Solutions, LLC and founder and former CEO of Akouba, remembers a time when digital lending for banks seemed like a pipe dream. “If I look back at 2015 when the company [Akouba] wasn’t really even being promoted, everyone was telling us that we were crazy,” he said. “Digital lending at banks? No, OnDeck and Kabbage are going to do that.” [Continue]