Premier Bank: Transformation Begins and Ends with a Digital Culture


FEATURING: Premier Bank

Financial institutions of all sizes must be able to deploy advanced technology and digital functionality at speed and scale. This can be a challenge for smaller organizations, but is made much easier with a strong digital-first culture and leadership that embraces change.

Premier Bank, headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, has $8.5 billion in assets and operates 74 branches and 12 loan offices in 5 midwestern states, with wealth professionals dedicated to each community banking branch.

My guests on the FIsionaries podcast are Varun Chandhok, EVP and CIO and Kathy Bushway, Chief Marketing Officer at Premier Bank. They discuss how Premier Bank brings the best in digital banking to both current and prospective clients alike by leveraging partners across the banking ecosystem.

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About the FIsionaries Podcast

The FIsionaries Podcast, sponsored by Alkami Technology Inc., shines a light on financial institutions (FIs) at the bleeding edge of digital transformation. The podcast, hosted by Jim Marous, features banks and credit unions sharing lessons learned from their digital transformation journeys as well as insights from fintech partners and other industry thought leaders. Each episode will provide regional and community banks and credit unions with insights, tips and tricks to elevate their digital banking game.

Jim Marous Profile PictureNamed as one of the most influential people in banking, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and CEO of the Digital Banking Report. The Digital Banking Report is a subscription-based publication that provides deep insights into the digitization of banking, with over 150 reports in the digital archive available to subscribers.

As a sought after keynote speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by CNBC and CNN, Cheddar, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy.