Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Bank’

Metropolitan grows staff

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Jill Gordon, Jill Walker, Leanne Stamper, Metropolitan Bank, University of Mississippi, William Ivey

              Jill Gordon, William Ivey, Leanne Stamper and Jill Walker are the newest associates at Metropolitan Bank’s Ridgeland office. Gordon, treasury management sales director for Mississippi and group deposit officer, has more than 13 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and has been presented with many […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Read the March 12 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — METROPOLITAN WEATHERS DOWNTURN: Curt Gabardi and crew compete against other bankers- not other banks. By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> Alabama says immigration reform costly: State calls it moneymaker — by Ted Carter >> Committee deadline sorts winners, losers: Hosemann business reform laws still alive — by […] [...]

Metropolitan Bank beefing up in Memphis

by MBJ Staff Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Metropolitan Bank

Metropolitan Bank says it will open a new office at 5264 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis in the former headquarters for Loeb Properties. This will be Metropolitan’s second office in the Memphis market. Renovation will begin immediately with expected opening in November 2011. The new office will be an anchor for the bank’s commercial and […] [...]

Focused on new experience

by Martin Willoughby Published: July 3,2011

Tags: banking, Curt Gabardi, LEADERS OF MISSISSIPPI, Metropolitan Bank

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” […] [...]

Huff leaves law for banking

by MBJ Staff Published: January 2,2011

Tags: Josh Huff, Metropolitan Bank

Metropolitan Bank has hired Josh Huff as marketing director. Huff has over 14 years of experience across a broad spectrum of marketing and brand disciplines.  Prior to joining Metropolitan, he was the director of marketing and client relations for the Butler Snow law firm.     He is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, […] [...]

Burns made director at Metropolitan

by MBJ Staff Published: January 2,2011

Tags: Julia Burns, Metropolitan Bank

Metropolitan Bank is pleased to announce that Julia Burns has recently joined its team as a managing director in Ridgeland.     Before joining Metropolitan, she was the branch manager at Regions Bank in Madison for seven years. Burns attended Mississippi State University and has 10 years of banking experience. She lives in Madison with […] [...]

Cianciola comes to Metropolitan with new perspective on business

by Nash Nunnery Published: June 13,2010

Tags: CEO, Cianciola, Metropolitan Bank

CEO has been in the industry for more than 30 years With 34 years in the banking industry, Frank Cianciola has served as a CEO, president and chairman for a handful of financial institutions in Tennessee and Mississippi. But Metropolitan BancGroup’s new chairman says a brief stint in private business offered him a new perspective […] [...]

Metropolitan: The little bank that could

by Nash Nunnery Published: January 25,2010

Tags: Bill Barron, Curt Gabardi, financial institutions, Metropolitan Bank, Rick Adams

  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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