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As a bank with entrepreneurial roots, we are honored to serve our clients in Kansas City, a place where energy abounds and possibilities seem endless. First Business is proud to have local decision makers committed to building our community and a niche that allows us to dedicate time and expert resources to you — leading to the highest quality attention and Kansas City banking services.

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GREAT RATES ARE JUST THE START

At First Business Bank in Kansas City, our clients are local businesses and business leaders, so when you deposit funds here, your money helps to fuel loans to Kansas City businesses. Just by banking here, you’re keeping it local. And with our great rates on CDs, it’s a real win-win. Get started today.

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CLIENT RESOURCES

competitive advantages

Our clients often initially seek business banking, specialty financing, or private wealth strategies, and then experience success, leading them to implement more of our ideas and connect with our resources and services. We strive for multi-faceted, beneficial partnerships, because at First Business, one good thing leads to another.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Time and individual attention are priceless today in financial services. Our First Business experts prioritize your success, and believe that a personal connection with you and your business is an important, long-term investment in your company and your prosperity.

EXPANDED ACCESS

You're an expert in your own finances and goals, but do you know how to reach them without missteps? With a narrow focus on business and high-net-worth individuals, First Business has a wealth of experience, data, strategies, and connections to help you make the best decisions.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Fiscal needs of a cheese maker differ from those of a parts manufacturer — one size does not fit all. Living in your community, we are immersed in the details of our local industries. You benefit from our commitment and history with top-notch industry connections and experience.

FOCUSED SERVICES

Likely you've discovered, too, that concentrating on what your business does well is a steady path to success. Our clients profit from the same outlook at First Business, where we designed focused, refined services solely for business banking and private wealth management.

Our Solutions

SBA Lending

We offer a variety of SBA loans including 7(a) Loans, 504 Loans, Express Loans, CAPLine Loans, Patriot Express.

Commercial Lending

We offer a complete line of business credit products including commercial lines of credit, commercial term loans, commercial real estate loans, and letters of credit.

Private Banking

Our renowned ability to customize our services to your banking needs combine to create a type of concierge-level banking that you won’t find anywhere else.

Treasury Management

We offer commercial service solutions such as checking and deposits, remote deposit, merchant processing, ACH, and Positive Pay.

Featured Expert

When Austin Thompson was growing up in a small town outside of Kansas City, his first job was as a cart attendant at a local golf course. With a father in agricultural banking, Austin was used to hearing that he’d grow up to be a banker just like his dad.

“When I went to college, I took one semester of physical therapy classes to prove everyone wrong,” he says. “I ate my humble pie in my second semester and changed my major to business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking. I took the family trait and ran with it.”

After college, he was drawn to the big city, so he worked at a commercial bank in Kansas City. His transition to First Business Bank was a seamless merger of a desire to bring attentive, small-town service to clients along with strong lending capacity. “I really like that First Business feels like a community bank, but can give you a $10 million loan if you need one. You have a personal relationship with an expert who’s not a robot. I feel like we’re very successful with that.”

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Leadership Team

Rob Barker

President - Kansas City Region
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Industry & Service Experts

Charles Argard

SBA Portfolio Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Tamie Caulk

Senior SBA Compliance Specialist
First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Jason Clock

Senior Client Relationship Specialist
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Travis Frazier, CRC

SBA Portfolio Manager I
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Scott Crist

Vice President - Treasury Management
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Gary Davidson

Vice President - SBA Business Development Officer
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Nickie Dennis

SBA Loan Associate
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Chris Dickens

Senior Director of SBA Operations
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Debbie Eldridge

Client Services Operations Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Todd Fitzpatrick

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Garrett Funk

Credit Analyst
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Melissa Gift

SBA Disbursement Coordinator
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

James J. Gillis

Vice President - SBA Business Development Officer
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Julie Green

Client Relationship Specialist
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Patti Hessel

Receptionist
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Diane Jacobson

Senior Client Relationship Specialist – SBA
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Angie Jennings

Director, Deposit Operations
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Michelle Johnson

SBA Portfolio Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Erica Lampert

Senior SBA Compliance Reviewer
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Deborah Laster

Treasury Management Associate II
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Jo Ellen McClintick

Office Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Brandon Meacham

Senior Credit Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Jaime Olson

SBA Closing Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Robert Reagan

Relationship Manager - Commercial Real Estate Lending
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Kristi Russell

SBA Loan Specialist
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Janessa Sheehan

Director, Loan Operations
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Chris Sorensen

Senior SBA Portfolio Manager
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Brandy Strock

Client Services Manager - NMLS# 1339564
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Austin Thompson

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Denise Wise

Deposit Operations Specialist
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Tanner Wycoff

Vice President – Commercial Real Estate Banking
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Carmen Zuniga

Vice President – Treasury Management
First Business Bank

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Board Resources

Rita M. Cortes

First Business Bank Board Member and Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
Menorah Heritage Foundation - Executive Director

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Mike Fishman

Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
Fishman Commercial Real Estate, - President

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Kevin Fryer

Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
Job Shakers - President/CEO

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Courtney Meara Kounkel

Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
MONARCH – Partner

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Greg Kratofil Jr.

Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
Polsinelli PC - Shareholder

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

Carla Sanders

Holding Company Board Member
Senior Vice President of Human Resources - AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc

Kansas City, Kansas (Leawood)

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