Posts Tagged ‘Curt Gabardi’

Assessing Metropolitan’s market timing: Experienced risk takers pulled it off

It’s not like founder Curt Gabardi and his Metropolitan Bank partners decided to sell popsicles in an ice storm. But starting a bank as the nation’s financial sector verged on falling off a cliff? “Whether intentional or by chance, in a warped kind of way they probably picked the best time in the world to […] [...]

Economic crisis gave Metropolitan Bank the opportunities it needed

>> Gabardi’s idea was to cultivate a niche space in which Metropolitan’s bankers would compete against other bankers — not other banks As the sky seemed to be falling on the nation’s banking sector in 2008, veteran banker Curt Gabardi and his “Band of Bankers” executive corps decided there may never be a better time […] [...]

Focused on new experience

In a competitive marketplace, one of the key opportunities for differentiation is to create a purposeful “experience” for the customer. Your customers are going to have some kind of experience, so the question is whether your organization is being proactive and purposeful to define and create that experience. Some companies who have created world-class “experiences” […] [...]

Metropolitan: The little bank that could

  21-month-old bank is turning heads in the Southeast with more than $400 million in assets Some people might label Metropolitan Bank the little bank that could. After posting its first profitable month last September, six months ahead of schedule, the 21-month old bank is turning heads in the Southeast. From the $60-million asset bank […] [...]

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