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CrossFirst Bank Promotes Rapp to President

June 13, 2022, 07:22 AM

CrossFirst Bank, a subsidiary of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc. announced the promotion of Randy Rapp to President of the Bank, effective July 1. Rapp most recently served as Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer.

In his new role as President of CrossFirst Bank, Rapp will oversee the credit and risk management, sales and business development, technology and infrastructure, and operational business lines of the bank. He will continue to report to Mike Maddox, CEO of CrossFirst Bank and President and CEO of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc.

“The promotion of Randy reflects the careful thought of our Board of Directors regarding the future leadership of our company as we position the Bank for future growth,” said Maddox. “It’s our strategy to recruit and retain the best talent and prepare them for success. Since joining CrossFirst in 2019, Randy has made significant contributions to our credit practices leading to improvements in the quality of our loan portfolio and financial performance. Randy has extensive experience in the financial services industry, and I am confident in his leadership abilities to accelerate our company forward.”

Rapp has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to joining CrossFirst, Rapp served as Chief Credit Officer for Texas Capital Bankshares, Inc. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rapp has held roles of Commercial Relationship Manager, Credit Approval Officer, and Chief Credit Officer for several public banks in the North Texas area.

“I am honored to work alongside a talented group of extraordinary bankers and look forward to the expanded responsibilities of this role,” said Rapp. “Our continued ability to remain keenly focused on our core business model while contributing to the success of our employees, clients, and communities, continues to make CrossFirst Bank a world class organization.”

Rapp holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Christian. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

“Given the Bank’s growth over the last 15 years, the Board and I are committed to scaling our organization with experienced executives who support and execute on our strategic initiatives. The promotion of Randy highlights that goal, as well as our responsibilities for succession planning at all levels within our organization,” said Maddox. “By separating the Bank’s President and CEO positions, this promotion will also allow me to focus on our company’s long-term vision to achieve strategic and sustainable growth and address the unique opportunities and challenges of a rapidly-evolving banking landscape.”

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