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10.4.2021 / Gateway Announcements

Bryan Self Joins Gateway First Bank as Chief Information Officer

Tulsa, Okla., October 4, 2021 – Gateway First Bank has announced that Bryan Self has joined the Bank’s executive management team as its Chief Information Officer. In this role, Self will be responsible for overseeing all of Gateway’s technologies and processes to ensure a positive customer experience, whether internal or external. Self’s arrival is especially timely with the impending implementation of several new technologies including Empower, a new mortgage loan origination system, and Q2, an end-to-end banking experience platform.

“Gateway remains dedicated to utilizing best-in-class technology to deliver a great customer experience and promote growth,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “Bryan has significant experience in the industry, and with his help, Gateway will continue to advance on its commitment to technology solutions to support its business activities today and in the future. Bryan is a strong addition to the team, and we look forward to working with him.”

Self has almost three decades of experience in the financial services industry in roles ranging from Internal and IT Auditor to Executive Director of IT. Prior to joining Gateway, he worked at Arvest Bank in a number of roles. Most recently, as Executive Director, he mentored and lead a team of over 130 technologists that specialized in software design, development, support, database administration, business analysis and electronic transaction services.

“Over my career, I’ve had the pleasure and challenge of galvanizing teams in transforming organizations and modernizing technology platforms, enabling delivery of services across multiple channels to drive bottom line results,” said Self. “I am thrilled to join Gateway’s diverse and forward-thinking team. Together we will ensure technology continues to add maximum value to the bank and its customers across the country.”

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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