Technology, Innovation and Training highlights of C1 Bank’s approach to Community Banking
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — C1 Bank President and CEO, Trevor Burgess, was honored today as American Banker Magazine’s Community Banker of the Year. The article focuses on Burgess’ Wall Street experience and his application of those lessons to community banking. The article goes on to mention C1 Bank’s innovative approach to marketing, training, and technology.
“Developing a creative and exciting community bank came natural to us,” says Burgess who has run the company since 2009. “Having never previously been a community banker, I had no pre-conceived notions of what community banking should be. I knew that banking could be a fantastic vehicle to help other entrepreneurs in the community achieve their goals.” C1 Bank trademarked the phrase “Banking by Entrepreneurs, for Entrepreneurs” and in 2013 Burgess was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services in Florida.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as American Banker’s 2014 Community Banker of the Year. Every day we come to work and try to do the right thing by our clients and our community. We’ve stayed focused on that objective and we’ve been able to grow because of it,” says Burgess. Earlier this month, C1 Bank was recognized by SNL Financial as the 6th fastest growing bank in the country since 2009, when Burgess and 3 other investors recapitalized C1 Bank’s predecessor.
Whether it be paying a living wage to every employee, the in-house technology development team known as C1 Labs, or the bank’s management training program that helps to prepare the future leaders of the organization, C1 Bank has proven it is committed to the long term success of not just the organization but to the communities that it serves.
About C1 Bank:
C1 Bank is a bank by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers from 30 locations across Florida and online at www.C1Bank.com. C1 Bank was ranked the sixth fastest-growing bank in the United States, as having the “Coolest Office Space,” and ranked in the 2014 Inc. 5000. C1 Bank CEO, Trevor Burgess, won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in Florida in the Financial Services category. C1 Bank is a leader in business loans, SBA loan programs, portfolio residential mortgages, association and treasury services, and a wide suite of checking and savings depository products. C1 Bank is the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Official Bank of the Outback Bowl and a Corporate Partner of the Miami HEAT. On August 14, 2014, C1 Financial, Inc., the parent of C1 Bank, became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BNK”.