Bill has been the president and chief executive officer of BBW since 2007. Earlier in his three-decade banking career, he was the president of two other community banks and a branch manager for a national financial services firm. Bill served on the governor-appointed Colorado State Banking Board for 16 years, including two years as chairman. He is a current member of the Independent Bankers of Colorado Advisory Board, secretary/treasurer of the Western States Director Education Foundation, and a member of the Pacific Bankers Management Institute Board. Bill earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Universities of Texas and Colorado, respectively.
SVP & Chief Operating Officer
In his current role at Bankers’ Bank of the West, Jeff orchestrates new product development and directs all strategic initiatives for the organization. His 18-year tenure with BBW, background in lending and correspondent services, deep understanding of community banks, and knowledge of BBW functions make him uniquely qualified for this leadership role. Jeff’s bachelor’s degree is from Montana State University; he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. In addition, he is a graduate of the GSBC Executive Development Institute program for C-suite bank officers and a former GSBC Alumni Advisory Board member.
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Chris oversees financial reporting, liquidity and funding, and information security and technology at BBW. Upon graduating from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Chris launched his career with a small community bank, where he gained experience in credit, lending and bank information technology. Today he is actively involved with initiatives pertaining to faster payments and cannabis banking for community banks. Chris has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado; in addition, he completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and the ABA Advanced Risk Management programs.
SVP & Chief Credit Officer
Paul has played a vital role in credit administration, special assets, and loan underwriting for BBW since 2009. A longtime banker with a strong lending background, Paul also serves as the correspondent services officer for Arizona-based banks. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Bankers Foundation of Colorado, a charitable organization. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Northern Colorado.
Debbie joined BBW in 2000; today she oversees the bank’s safekeeping, federal funds, and operational functions. She is the BSA and security officer as well as a member of its information technology, ALCO and business continuity committees. Debbie, who served on the Faster Payments Task Force, is a current member of the WesPay payments association board of directors. A graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, she maintains Accredited ACH Professional status.
SVP-Bank Card & Chief Marketing Officer
As BBW’s chief marketing officer, Scott works with the bank’s correspondent team to synchronize all sales and relationship-building efforts—including those of the Bank Card department he heads. Having held prior positions in small-business services, financial consulting, lending, and account management, he draws on varied experience to facilitate marketing alignment throughout the bank. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree from Regis University and graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.