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Rooted in the past, focused on the future.

Since 1928, we've worked tirelessly to serve as the financial foundation for the most innovative businesses. From our early days supporting local agricultural interests to our industry-leading financial services platform, we are a leading business banking, personal banking, and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) partner for builders and innovators.

At Lead Bank, we believe experience is everything. Our executive team, composed of fintech leaders, local banking experts with strong community ties, and senior financial executives, has extensive experience driving fintech innovation and navigating complex banking regulations. When we say extensive, we mean it: we successfully built one of only a few de-novo banks in the US in the last two decades. This work inspired us to create a technology platform capable of enabling financial services not just for one company, but for everyone.

We've worked for years to make this belief a reality, forging a unique blend of talent and culture that combines regulatory expertise with modern technology. Our new Partner Platform provides fintechs and other companies with a seamless, flexible, and secure foundation to create and scale new financial solutions tailored to their customers' needs.

Today, our mission is to define what's possible in banking. While we remain committed to Kansas City, we're dedicated to supporting builders and innovators everywhere with our combination of industry-leading expertise and reliable, resilient technology.

Experience and excellence at every level.

Lead’s experienced leaders and our dedicated, innovative team work together to consistently exceed clients’ expectations.


Jackie Reses

Co-Founder, CEO & Chair
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Ronak Vyas

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer
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Homam Maalouf

Co-founder, Chief Product & Data Science Officer
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Erica Khalili

Co-founder, Chief Legal & Risk Officer
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Kris Dickson

Chief Financial Officer
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Brooke Clouse

Chief Operating Officer
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Albert Song

Chief Design Officer
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Angela Blackburn

Chief People & Experiences Officer
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Dan Crumb

Chief Financial Officer, Kansas City Chiefs
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Ayokunle (Ayo) Omojola

Chief Product Officer, Carbon Health
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Katie Rizzo

FinTech, Payments and Consumer Finance Attorney
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Maureen Mahoney

CEO, Mahoney Consulting
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Christian Arnold

Founding Principal, Clockwork
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Principles that inspire our work at Lead.

Client Obsessed

We put the client at the center of everything. We regularly solicit product feedback and listen to client pain points

Owner Mentality

We hire people who have an ownership mentality to build the company they want to see.  Team members are empowered to enact change and participate in forming our company identity that makes us unique.

Embrace divergent perspectives

Disagreement & transparency ensure the best ideas rise to the top. Team members openly disagree without the fear of judgment, then align and commit.

Champion change and innovation

Doing something new, hard, and seeing it through. Be comfortable with change and constant improvement. Finding opportunities in what hasn’t been done before.

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Giving Back

We all succeed when we are helping each other by serving our communities every day.

These are the organizations we support.