Staying Ahead of the Tech Curve in Community Banking - Greg Ohlendorf, President & CEO of First Community Bank
Greg Ohlendorf is the President and CEO of First Community Bank & Trust in Beecher, Illinois. He has over 35 years of experience in community banking and is known for his active leadership and advocacy for community banks. Greg has served as both a board director for the ICBA and his state banking association, and he is a vocal advocate for digital transformation in banking and collaboration with fintechs.
He has been an early and aggressive adopter of new solutions, positioning his bank to compete effectively in the changing landscape. Greg's vision for the future of his bank revolves around meeting evolving customer expectations while remaining committed to serving the community. He is comfortable with digital transformation and fintech collaboration and encourages his peers to embrace change and speed. Greg effectively filters through the numerous fintechs, using partnerships with the ICBA and BankTech Ventures to help him identify valuable opportunities.
He also provides advice to fintechs on improving their relationships with banks, as well as helping banks to more productively work with fintechs as well.
Outside of banking, Greg's personal interests contribute to his professional development and shape his leadership style. He maintains habits of personal development to stay energized and motivated. When asked why a business should work with a community bank as a financial partner, Greg emphasizes the benefits of personalized service and a deep understanding of the local community. He is excited about the bank's prospects for the year and also looks forward to playing golf at various courses - he is a world class golf aficionado.
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