First Clover Leaf Bank announces the addition of Gant Harper as vice president of commercial lending.
Harper will be joining the Business Banking Group. His focus will be on developing commercial lending relationships in the St. Louis market.
Harper is ready to begin developing new business, building commercial lending relationships and consulting on treasury management services with his clients. He commented on why he chose First Clover Leaf Bank.
“First Clover Leaf Bank allows commercial lenders to be bankers and develop long-lasting business relationships with the customer,” Harper said. “We are expected to be more than just a lender. We are expected to keep our customer’s best interest in mind at all times as we serve all their financial needs.”
“We know that Gant will establish business in new markets where First Clover Leaf Bank is not currently located,” Senior Vice President Steve Cooper said. “His experience in the St. Louis market and with the Small Business Administration, SBA, are two areas we think are going to be very helpful in working toward the growth initiative the bank has planned.”
Harper has more than 17 years’ experience in commercial lending. He is ready to put that experience to work in his new role at First Clover Leaf Bank.
“I can’t wait to design financing packages specifically for my clients’ business needs,” Harper said. “I don’t have to put them into a standard set of products at First Clover Leaf Bank. I can truly customize products and services that best fit the needs of the client.”
For information about First Clover Leaf Bank’s commercial banking products and services, visit www.firstcloverleafbank.com or call (618) 656-6122.