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4.23.2024 / Gateway Announcements

Gateway Appoints Jonathan Wallace as Chief Financial Officer

Tulsa, Okla., Apr. 22, 2024—Gateway First Bank has appointed Jonathan Wallace as Chief Financial Officer. Jonathan brings an expansive financial services background with over 24 years of experience and has served in several financial functions spanning multiple companies.

Before joining Gateway, Jonathan served as Chief Financial Officer at EnerBank USA, which is a division of Regions Bank. He worked in a variety of Finance and Profitability roles, including Division Finance Executive for Strategy & Client Experience and for Enterprise Services during his 14-year career at Regions.

Jonathan is well-versed in both the mortgage and banking businesses, getting his career start in Washington Mutual’s Mortgage Capital Markets Division working on whole loan sales and securitizations. He additionally held a variety of Finance and Treasury roles supporting Retail Banking and Commercial Banking during his 10 years at Washington Mutual. He worked as a Research Analyst at Grubb & Ellis providing market intelligence to commercial real estate brokers prior to joining Washington Mutual. He has a strong background in financial management and analysis, strategic planning, risk management, capital expenditure, and profitability analytics.

As Gateway’s CFO, Jonathan will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting functions, including financial reporting, accounting operations, budgeting and forecasting, funding, and asset and liability management. Jonathan will also serve as CFO for Gateway Servco, LLC, and Gateway First Bancorp, Inc. as well as be a leader for the company in general.

“We’re very excited to have Jonathan join the Executive Team, bringing both financial expertise and mortgage industry knowledge to lead our finance and accounting teams,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “I’m confident Jonathan will help keep the teams laser-focused on effectively managing our business while continuing to deliver on Gateway’s commitment to strengthening families and communities in today’s competitive market.”

Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance & Real Estate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. He and his wife, Deolinda, and their family will make their home in Tulsa, OK.


About Gateway First Bank

Gateway, headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services to individuals and businesses. Gateway is one of the largest financial institutions in the state, with assets totaling over $2 billion. In addition to its 10 banking centers in Oklahoma, Gateway has a strong national mortgage presence, with just over 90 mortgage locations and approximately 800 employees.

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