Central Bank & Trust (CB&T) is excited to announce the hiring of Steve Shear as Executive Vice President, Director of Treasury & Commercial Services. In this new role, Shear will oversee the development and execution for CB&T’s treasury management and commercial banking growth strategy.
Shear comes to CB&T with more than thirteen years of banking and finance experience having most recently served as a Regional Director at Sunflower Bank. Prior to his role at Sunflower Bank, Shear was the Director of Treasury Management at First Western Trust where he worked in various roles after starting his career at J.P. Morgan Chase.
With his background and experience, Shear has extensive knowledge of working capital strategies, coordination of financial functions, investment guidance, and management of corporate liquidity. Additionally, he has expertise with commercial deposit account structures, treasury management products and services, and commercial banking payment systems. “2019 marks the ten- year anniversary for CB&T. As we look to the future, and plan out the next ten years, we see Steve’s knowledge and experience as a key part of that growth and continued success,” said Tim Coutts, COO Central Bancorp.
Shear has been part of the Colorado community for more than twenty years, having earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation, has obtained his FINRA Series 6, 7, and 66 securities licenses, and received a Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending from the American Bankers Association. “CB&T being part of Central Bancorp made it an especially appealing opportunity,” said Shear, “in addition to being a full-service bank, Central Bancorp provides wealth, trust, insurance, and mortgage services, which positions us to serve the financial needs of our clients from a holistic perspective. It is a unique model in today’s segmented financial services industry, and I am excited to join the CB&T team of trusted advisors.”
Steve has served as a board member for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and has been involved with community organizations such as Junior Achievement, Brent’s Place, Rebuilding Together, and The Gathering Place. In 2015, Steve was named one of Colorado’s Top 25 Young Professionals by ColoradoBiz Magazine.
Welcome to the team, Steve.