G. Timothy Laney
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Tim Laney is Chairman, President and CEO of National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC). Its subsidiary, NBH Bank, is a growing community bank franchise, founded in 2009 and built from several formational acquisitions. Its family of brands includes Bank Midwest, Community Banks of Colorado and Hillcrest Bank and serves small businesses, consumers and mid-large size commercial and specialty businesses, with over  90 banking centers across Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.

Tim has over 30 years of experience leading financial services companies in the public sector, including Bank of America and Regions Financial Services. Tim is passionate about building company culture with foundational values like teamwork, meritocracy, citizenship and integrity. He is committed to developing talent in a challenging and rewarding environment.  

In 2016, Tim received the Colorado Banker of Distinction award, recognizing outstanding leadership, dedication and support of activities vital to the health of local businesses and the community.

Tim currently serves on the Board for Moffitt Cancer Center, the Colorado State Banking Board, and on the Board of the Colorado Bankers Association.

Aldis Birkans
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Aldis is currently NBH Bank’s Chief Financial Officer, since August 2018, as well as NBH Bank’s Treasurer, since August 2011. He also serves as a member of NBH Bank’s Board of Directors since August 2018. Prior to joining the company, Aldis served as a Vice President, Assistant Treasurer of M&I Bank for five consecutive years. In this role, he was responsible for capital management, investments, corporate liquidity and risk management related to the M&I Bank’s financial activities. In addition, Aldis previously worked at Citigroup as a Senior Vice President, Corporate and investment Bank Treasury. Aldis attended Southern Methodist University where he received his Master of Business Administration along with his Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance.

Richard U. Newfield, Jr.
Chief Risk Officer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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As chief risk officer of National Bank Holdings Corp., Mr. Richard U. Newfield, Jr. is responsible for risk management operations, including compliance, operational, credit and market risk as well as business services credit, credit operations, problem asset management, risk analytics and regulatory affairs.

He is the former head of business services credit at Regions Bank, where he joined in 2008 after a 23-year career at Bank of America. Mr. Newfield held various senior positions at Bank of America, including roles in risk management, credit, commercial banking, global bank debt and corporate marketing.

Mr. Newfield has significant experience in the development and implementation of business models and the integration of businesses during mergers. In addition, he has led credit process reengineering initiatives, including risk and credit policy design, and corporate governance.

Zsolt K. Besskó
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Zsolt has been with us since 2013 and currently oversees our legal, human resources, loan operations, deposit operations, facilities and enterprise technology functions. He brings significant experience in banking, corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters over the span of his 20-year career. Prior to joining us, Zsolt was a partner with the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street LLP and prior to that, a shareholder of the law firm of Jones & Keller, P.C. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Guaranty Bancorp, a publicly traded bank holding company, where he oversaw the company's legal and compliance departments. As an attorney in private practice, Zsolt assisted publicly traded and privately held companies and financial institutions involving mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, SEC reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, employment and human resources, regulatory issues and general corporate matters. He began his legal career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City.

Whitney Bartelli
Chief Marketing Officer
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Whitney has more than 25 years of experience in financial services with a core expertise in branding, marketing and communications. Prior to joining Bank Midwest in 2013, Whitney was Senior Vice President of Retail Brand Strategy and Management at Bank of America, where she oversaw and generated brand-building solutions for the card, deposits, small business and home loans lines of business. In her dual role as Chief Marketing Officer and Market President, Whitney leads community building initiatives, integrated brand strategy and marketing programs, product development and client service initiatives. She is involved in many organizations throughout the community including the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, where she serves on the Executive Women’s Leadership Council, Kansas City Central Exchange, and board of directors for Hope House. She has also served as a mentor to marketing and MBA students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas.

Chris Randall
EVP, Head of Commercial & Specialty Banking
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Chris has over 25 years of experience building successful specialty finance and investing businesses that provides debt and equity capital to lower middle market businesses across the United States. As Senior Managing Director and Founder of NBH Capital Finance, Chris is responsible for establishing and managing all of the day-to-day activities of NBHCF. Previously, Chris was the Director and Founder of CoBiz Structured Finance ("CBSF") based in Denver, Colorado. Chris is a Trustee and Business Development Committee Member of the University of Colorado Foundation, supporting all campuses of the University of Colorado System.

Patrick G. Sobers
President, Community Banks of Colorado and Executive Vice President, Business and Consumer Banking
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Patrick Sobers is the Executive Vice President for Business and Consumer Banking for Community Banks of Colorado. He is responsible for overseeing the success of banking centers in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.

Mr. Sobers has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining NBH Bank, he held several leadership positions at Bank of America. Those roles included serving as the Southeast Region’s Consumer Banking Executive, with responsibility for the 382 banking centers in the cities of Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga; Customer Service and Solutions Executive, responsible for the 36 Deposit and Card client service call centers; Premier Banking and Investments Regional Executive for Florida and Georgia, now Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; and Tampa Market President.

Mr. Sobers holds a BAS in Business Administration from Boston University.  Patrick has been very active in the communities where he has resided, serving on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is currently a member of the Foundation Board of the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Brendan Zahl
Executive Vice President, Residential Banking and Market President
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Brendan is currently NBH Bank’s Executive Vice President, Residential Banking and Market President for the Colorado Springs Region and also serves as a member of NBH Bank’s Board of Directors since the merger of Peoples, Inc. and NBH Bank on January 1, 2018. Prior to joining the company, Brendan served as President and CEO of Peoples National Bank. Brendan began his banking career at FirstBank in Colorado Springs, CO. After a decade at FirstBank, he moved to Peoples National Bank in 2007 to take over Retail and Lending Management. In 2012, he was promoted to President and CEO of Peoples National Bank. Brendan serves on the Board and as the Chairman-Elect of the Colorado Bankers Association and the Board of Partners in Housing. He is actively involved in his community and has held several board, advisory, and volunteer roles with many community organizations including Partners in Housing, Junior Achievement, United Way, Rotary International, and Habitat for Humanity. Brendan attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with honors with a Business Administration degree and was a team member of two National Championship Football teams for the Cornhuskers.

Nathan Callister
Managing Director, Commercial Banking
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Adam J. Fortier
Regional President, Director of Business and Consumer Banking
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Adam Fortier is the Regional President and Director of Small Business and Consumer Banking for Community Banks of Colorado, responsible for Small Business and Consumer Banking operations for the state of Colorado.

Mr. Fortier has been with Community Banks of Colorado since 2007 and has over 20 years of broad banking experience in Arizona and Colorado.  He began his career with Comerica Bank as a Senior Analyst from 1997 - 2001 and was a Senior Vice President of Vectra Bank Colorado in the early 2000s with a comprehensive background in bank operations, commercial and industrial lending as well as bank management.  He holds a B.S. in Finance from Northern Arizona University, and is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle WA.

Mr. Fortier’s community involvement is extensive.  He is a Director as well as past Treasurer of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, the Treasurer of the Wildwood School, Treasurer of the Aspen Curling Club, a member of the Aspen Young Professionals Association, Director of the Independence Pass Foundation, and a past President of the Rotary Club of Aspen.

Tricia Maxon
Director of Business Banking
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Tricia Maxon is the Director of Small Business Banking. Ms. Maxon has been with Community Banks of Colorado since 2006.  She has lived in Telluride since 1991, with a Colorado background that includes seven years as Senior Lender at First National Bank of Telluride (now Alpine Bank), and seven years as President of The Bank of Telluride, a WestStar Bank (now US Bank) with additional responsibilities for the Aspen, Norwood and Montrose markets.

Ms. Maxon began her banking career in New York City. From 1985 – 1988 Ms. Maxon was an officer in the Commercial Real Estate group at Marine Midland Bank in Manhattan.  She was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance Group of Chase Manhattan Bank from 1988-1991.

Ms. Maxon holds a BA from Trinity College in Connecticut, with a double major in Economics and Spanish.  She also holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.  Ms. Maxon is very involved in the Telluride community. She is a Board member of The Telluride Foundation, has served on the Board of the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization, the Board of Telluride Visitors Services, and is the former President of the Telluride Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Ruth Stevenson
Executive Vice President, Chief Client Executive, Deposit Operations Executive
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Ruth Stevenson has worked in a variety of roles in financial services for more than 40 plus years. She has served as President and Chief Operating Officer and on the Board of Directors for Peoples Bank for the last 18 years. Other bank positions includes a Community Bank President, Director of Retail, Director of a Mortgage division, Operations Manager for a Mortgage division and has served in just about every capacity in banking and mortgage. Ruth is married with two children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.