TAMPA, Fla. – Kade Peterson, a veteran banking executive with extensive technology and operations experience, has been named Chief Operating Officer for USAmeriBank, furthering the bank’s focus on improving processes and utilizing technology to better serve customers.
As COO for USAmeriBank, Peterson is responsible for the bank’s administrative activities and operations, while also integrating advancements in technology. In his new role, Peterson plans to bolster the bank’s use of technology while maintaining high-quality, high-touch customer service that USAmeriBank is known for.
As just a few examples, Peterson will help the bank to focus on improving the processes involved in handling payments and implementing new loan origination technology to speed loan decisions.
“Technology, from a banking perspective, should help customers simplify their financial lives,” said Peterson. “I’m excited to lead our efforts to build on the bank’s excellent personal customer service with improved technology to further meet customers’ needs.”
Peterson brings over 25 years of experience in the financial industry to his new role. Prior to joining USAmeriBank, he spent 14 years at Sterling Bank, now Umpqua Bank, in Spokane, Wash. While there, he held various positions, most recently as Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology Executive.
“Kade is a great addition to the USAmeriBank team with his extensive knowledge and background in the industry,” said Joseph V. Chillura, CEO of USAmeriBank. “We’re excited to see how Kade’s experience in technology can help reinforce the bank’s quality customer service and further our success.”
Peterson received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
USAmeriBank is an independent, non-public bank based in Clearwater, Fla. that has established itself as an outstanding middle-market financial institution. The bank serves the needs of individuals and businesses in the Tampa Bay area by providing a high-level of personalized service and attention to a targeted customer base. USAmeriBank’s parent company is USAmeriBancorp, Inc. More information is available at www.USAmeriBank.com.