East Central Illinois


$110-130k or more plus bonus

Company Description

Founded over 100 years ago, my client is a leader as a Community Bank in Illinois and Arizona. Current Bank asset size exceeds $280mm and GROWING! 

  • Six branches/LPO’s in AZ and IL and growing
  • Sub Chapter S with 75 family groups who own the Bank and are committed to truly serve their communities
  • Well-capitalized Bank with no Regulatory issues
  • Strong financial numbers year after year and very low non-performing loans
  • One of the fastest growing Trust/Wealth Management departments in IL and AZ

Why You Should be Interested

  • Opportunity to expand and grow their presence in Tuscola
  • Career path to a leadership role in the future
  • Work for one of the fastest growing Banks in IL and AZ

Position Summary

The Market President serves as the Bank’s top executive in the respective local market where we maintain a physical (branch) presence.


A Market Presidents’ primary role is to build profitable relationships with commercial/agricultural businesses and high potential retail customers by providing these market segments with competitive Bank products and services that meet these customers’ ever-changing needs.  In addition, Market Presidents will be expected to develop relationships with individual business owners and centers of influence in their respective communities.

Market Presidents acquire, retain and expand new and existing relationships, proactively meeting with current and potential new customers- face to face or over the phone, in the branch and on sales calls at the client/target’s place of business – to uncover specific financial service needs and provide product recommendations.  They act as the principal relationship manager for new and existing clients however with the goal of introducing the Bank partners in implementing our Team approach.

Market Presidents’ primary product focus is on commercial loan and deposit generation through the sale of traditional products and commercial cash management services.  They contribute to the broader success of the Bank by creating deep, profitable relationships through cross-selling consumer and residential loan products and trust and investment management services, “teaming” with the appropriate Bank partners.

A Market President is expected to take an active, visible role in the respective community in which he/she is located, participating in local business, civic and charitable organizations within and around their immediate communities, and assuming positions of leadership in these organizations over time.

Market Presidents are the highest profile Bank employees at their respective branch locations, and therefore have attendant duties which accompany this position (e.g., representing the Bank at local community events, addressing customer satisfaction issues, dealing with requests for donations and sponsorships, providing input in the hiring of staff and developing a strong working relationship with the Branch Manager). 

Market Presidents work with the Bank executive team and marketing personnel in the development of programs that increase awareness of the Bank and its services in the market and promote the Bank’s desired, community-oriented image.  Market Presidents are accountable to meet Branch growth and profitability objectives.

Market Presidents are also expected to understand and track overall branch financial performance and assist management in developing branch financial and performance metrics.  Market Presidents are expected to ensure that every employee within their Branch represents the Bank’s Vision and Mission while setting the tone for the culture within their location.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum five years prior sales or business development experience required (5-7 years preferred) in a branch manager, commercial banker or equivalent experience.
  • Commercial lending background is required.
  • Job experience with extensive customer contact, including building & maintaining customer relationships
  • Prior supervisory or management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field preferred
  • PC and Internet proficiency


Traits/Characteristics of Successful Market Presidents

  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent probing and listening skills to uncover customer needs
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, assertive, perform well in a results-oriented sales environment and interact with customer and team members in a professional and personable manner, and perform well in potentially stressful situations requiring tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Strong presentation, planning, organization and follow-up skills
  • Prior experience in establishing and meeting specific sales goals and objectives.
  • Presents him/herself in a professional manner

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