G. Timothy Laney
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Mr. Laney is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer for National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC), a bank holding company building a leading community bank franchise by delivering high quality client service and a strong commitment to stakeholder returns. Mr. Laney currently holds the same positions at NBH Bank. In addition, Mr. Laney is the founder of 2UniFi, an innovative platform that helps small and medium sized businesses succeed by leveraging technology through an integrated digital financial ecosystem.

Prior to joining National Bank Holdings Corporation in 2010, Mr. Laney served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Business Services at Regions Financial, one of the nation’s largest full-service banks. He joined Regions Financial in late 2007 to lead the transformation of the bank’s wholesale lines of business. Prior to that, Mr. Laney had a 24-year tenure with Bank of America, where he held senior management roles in small business, commercial banking, private banking, corporate marketing and change management. He also served as President of Bank of America, Florida, with more than 800 banking centers and $50 billion in total assets. Additionally, he was a member of Bank of America’s Management Operating Committee.

Mr. Laney is active in the community. He is founder of the NBH Bank Do More Charity Challenge•, which has raised more than $1.5 million for charity in its six years of existence. He has served on the Boards of the Colorado State Division of Banking and the Colorado Bankers Association and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Chairs the Foundation Board for USA Weightlifting.

Aldis Birkans
Chief Financial Officer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Mr. Birkans has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2018 and has served as the Company’s Treasurer from 2011 through February 2021. He has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since August 2018. As of January 2021, Mr. Birkans is a board member of the USDF Consortium, of which NBHC is a founding member. Prior to joining the Company in 2011, Mr. Birkans was a Vice President, Assistant Treasurer of M&I Bank for five years, where he was responsible for capital management, investments, corporate liquidity and risk management related to the bank’s financial activities. In addition, Mr. Birkans worked at Citigroup as a Senior Vice President, Corporate and Investment Bank Treasury. Mr. Birkans holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, where he also received his Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance.

Richard U. Newfield, Jr.
Chief Risk Officer, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Mr. Newfield has served as the Company’s Chief Risk Management Officer since 2011 and currently holds the same position at NBH Bank. He has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since 2016. Mr. Newfield is the former Head of Business Services Credit at Regions Bank. He joined Regions 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. He brings significant experience in development and implementation of business models and integration of businesses during mergers. In addition, Mr. Newfield has led credit process reengineering initiatives, including risk and credit policy design, and other corporate governance initiatives.

Angela N. Petrucci
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, National Bank Holdings Corporation
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Ms. Petrucci has served as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel since July 2020, and currently oversees our legal, compliance, BSA/AML, marketing, and human resources functions. She is also a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors and currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of NBH Bank. She joined the Company in 2015 as Associate General Counsel and has served as the General Counsel of NBH Bank since 2017. Ms. Petrucci brings significant experience in banking, corporate transactional, securities and corporate governance matters over the span of her 20-plus-year career. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Petrucci was in-house counsel at Accenture, overseeing corporate governance and securities matters. Prior to that, she was an associate at the law firm of Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago, IL. Before attending law school, Ms. Petrucci was a commercial banker at First Chicago Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). Ms. Petrucci currently serves as a board member of the Young Americans Education Foundation and Young Americans Bank. She is also a member of the Colorado Bankers Association Government Affairs Committee.

Valerie Kramer, CTP
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
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Valerie Kramer is the Managing Director of Treasury Management and Client Services & Solutions;  responsible for our user experience, strategic development, client acquisition, implementation and support for Treasury Management Services & Products, as well as the retention of Deposit verticals for our Commercial, Business, and Specialty divisions.

Prior to joining NBH Bank,  Mrs. Kramer held various roles within regional and national banks throughout the Midwest  where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and support for treasury management sales.

As a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with over 19 years of treasury and banking experience, Valerie has worked with a broad range of middle-market companies bringing expertise in both payment and digital solutions.

Valerie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Nebraska. In addition to her CTP designation, she also holds her Series 7 license. Ms. Kramer is a 2021 Centurion with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Randall
Executive Vice President, Commercial, Specialty and Business Banking
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Mr. Randall has served as NBH Bank’s Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial and Specialty Banking since 2015 and, prior to that, he was Senior Managing Director, Specialty Banking since 2013. He has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since 2017. Mr. Randall has over 29 years of leadership experience building a successful commercial banking and specialty finance business, providing debt and equity capital to lower middle market business across the U.S. Prior to joining NBH Bank, Mr. Randall was the director and founder of CoBiz Structured Finance, based in Denver, Colorado, since 2011. Previously, he was an executive of the Marquette Financial Companies as Senior Managing Director, COO and board member of MFC Capital Funding, a Chicago, Illinois-based national specialty finance and investing business that was started in 2005. Mr. Randall is a Trustee of the University of Colorado Foundation, supporting all campuses of the University of Colorado System.

Brendan Zahl
President, Community Banks of Colorado and Executive Vice President, Personal, Private and Residential Banking
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Mr. Zahl has served as NBH Bank’s Executive Vice President, Personal, Private and Residential Banking since June 2021, and has served as the President of Community Banks of Colorado since 2021. Since joining the Company in 2018, Mr. Zahl has served in various capacities including, as Executive Vice President, Head of Residential Banking as well as the Executive Vice President, Head of Premier, Private and Residential Banking. He has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since the merger of Peoples Inc. on January 1, 2018. Prior to the merger, Mr. Zahl served as President and CEO of Peoples National Bank. Mr. Zahl began his banking career at FirstBank in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After a decade at FirstBank, he moved to Peoples National Bank in 2007 to take over Retail and Lending Management and was promoted to President and CEO of Peoples National Bank in 2012. Mr. Zahl currently serves on the Property Committee of Partners in Housing and is the Chair of the FCA Southern Colorado Region Advisory Board. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Colorado Bankers Association. Mr. Zahl has held several board, advisory, and volunteer roles with many other community organizations including Partners in Housing, Junior Achievement, United Way, Rotary International, and Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Zahl attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of two national championship football teams and graduated with honors with a Business Administration degree. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin.

Sarah Burchett
Commercial Banking Co-Market Manager
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Sarah has been with Community Banks of Colorado for eleven years and brings more than 15 years of commercial and energy lending experience. She works with private and public companies in the general commercial sector as well as energy. Currently, Sarah is serving as the Interim Managing Director of Commercial Banking for Colorado and previously served as the managing director of NBH Bank’s energy division. Sarah was Vice President and a Business Banker with Wells Fargo where she developed a commercial loan portfolio with commitments of $75 million and deposits of $30 million. She attended the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking and received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Northern Colorado.

Brian Martorella
Commercial Banking Co-Market Manager
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Brian is Managing Director of the Government & Nonprofit Finance group and co-Managing Director of Commercial Banking for Colorado.  He joined NBH in 2013 and has spent over 20 years in Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Public Finance.  Prior to NBH, Brian was a banker and manager at Wells Fargo, including Vice President in the Wholesale Government Banking division, working with large municipal entities. Prior thereto, Brian worked in Middle Markets, specializing in small-to-midsize governments, nonprofits and commercial companies. Brian is a volunteer and board member in local civic and charitable organizations and is actively engaged with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.

Tricia Maxon
Director of Personal Banking & Digital Engagement
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Tricia Maxon has been with the bank 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
Chief Client Executive and Head of Deposit Operations
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Ms. Stevenson has served as NBH Bank’s Chief Client Executive and Deposit Operations Executive since the merger of Peoples, Inc. and the Company on January 1, 2018. She has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since January 2019. Prior to the merger, Ms. Stevenson served in a number of roles with Peoples Bank over an 18-year period, including, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a member of its board of directors. Ms. Stevenson has worked in a variety of roles in financial services for more than 45 years, including President of a community bank, Director of Retail, Director of a mortgage division, Operations Manager for a mortgage division, and nearly every other capacity in banking and mortgage. Ms. Stevenson also currently serves as a board member of the Office of the State Banking Commissioner for the State of Kansas.