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Gateway Adds Experienced Banking Professionals to Support Expansion of Financial Services to Key Markets

JENKS, Okla., April 23, 2021 – Gateway First Bank, one of the largest banking operations in Oklahoma, announces the expansion of its operations to the Oklahoma City market. The commercial banking team has opened an office with a new team, which includes Jeb Cook and Bryan Geiger. Both bankers join Gateway with more than two decades of experience respectively in the banking and financial services industry.

Jeb Cook will serve as Gateway’s new Oklahoma City Market President of Commercial Banking. Cook has a wealth of experience, the majority of which has been spent in the Oklahoma market, and specializes in commercial banking (including healthcare), commercial real estate, and commercial and industrial loans. He is currently on the executive council for the Jim Thorpe Association and on the boards of Citizens Caring for Children, Oklahoma Zoological Society, and Metro Area Development Corporation (MADCO), all non-profit-based groups in Oklahoma City.

Bryan Geiger joins Gateway as Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate. His previous experience spans commercial real estate finance and lending, real estate banking, and securitized commercial mortgage lending. Geiger is a current member and past president of the Commercial Real Estate Council of Oklahoma City and is on the board of Citizens Caring for Children, a non-profit. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and a foster parent to a number of pets from the Bella Foundation.

"We are thrilled to expand our team into new markets, and having Bryan and Jeb with their years of experience will be invaluable to us,” said Charlie Crouse, SVP, Commercial Banking Executive. “In 2019, Gateway transformed into a full-service bank and made a commitment to serve our communities by offering top-notch products and services. These new appointments further that commitment. I look forward to them being integral members of the Gateway team.”

Gateway already has a strong mortgage presence in the Oklahoma City area, including Edmond and Norman. A retail banking center is planned for Oklahoma City to open later this year. Gateway has also broken ground on a flagship banking center in Jenks on its corporate headquarters campus.

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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