“There are so many ways we can bring banking to people,” says Ryan James, president and CEO of Surety Bank in Deland, Fla. “Community is not bound by geography. I look at community as shared interest.”
James became one of the youngest bank CEOs in the country when he took the helm of Surety Bank in 2009 — in the midst of the fallout from the financial crisis, with Florida’s economy hit especially hard. On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Money Concepts International — James explains how he and his team led Surety Bank through the post-crisis period and positioned it for success in 2019 with a focus on digital transformation.
James talks about Surety Bank’s transition to an emerging cloud-based core provider and the launch of the company’s Booyah! Bank digital brand, which enables Surety Bank to serve a customer base well beyond its Florida brick-and-mortar footprint.
This episode is sponsored by Money Concepts International.
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