BankWest has called upon Ryan Huber, Regional President in Mitchell, to lead a new company-wide program providing private banking services to high net worth clients.
“For a number of years, we’ve evaluated the need to provide a concierge level of financial services to high net worth clients throughout our footprint,” said Charles H. Burke III, BankWest Chairman, President and CEO. “This customer segment has complex financial needs that warrant a level of expertise and access that is not widely available from local financial services providers. Ryan’s professional background and BankWest’s depth of services are suited perfectly to serving these needs.”
Huber joined BankWest’s Mitchell team in 2005 as a Trust and Investment Officer and was promoted to Branch President in 2008 and then to Regional President in 2012. Prior to working for BankWest, he spent eight years in investment services at another financial institution. Ryan earned his business degree from Dakota Wesleyan University, where he majored in business administration with an emphasis in finance.
“Our Private Banking initiative brings together personal finance, business banking, insurance, wealth management and all of our other services in a single point of contact for high net worth clients,” Huber said. “These clients are typically busy people with unique and diverse needs. My role is to be their one-stop financial resource, which not only saves them time but also assures a financial professional is consistently monitoring the big picture on their behalf.”
BankWest opened its first Mitchell location at the Highland Mall in 2002. In 2013, the bank built a new branch at 1200 E. Spruce Street and added a second location at 1920 N. Sanborn in 2017.
“I’m incredibly proud of the investment BankWest has made in the Mitchell Community. I was fortunate to manage an outstanding local team and build on the strong foundation BankWest had established in Mitchell,” Huber said. “I am confident that the incoming group of leaders will carry on the reputation for excellence that has been established.”
With Huber stepping into a new role, Randy Snyders of Sioux Falls will become BankWest’s new Regional President, and he will soon be naming a new market manager to lead the Mitchell team. Snyders has over 32 years of experience, most recently as Market President of Bank Midwest in Sioux Falls.
Burke said, “With Randy’s experience and a solid team of long-time employees continuing to serve our customers, I am confident we will continue to fulfill our mission of helping Mitchell area customers and communities succeed.”