A local bank has named a new vice president and controller.
Jenny Bloem joined Grand Rapids-based Northpointe Bank’s corporate accounting team as vice president and controller this fall.
Kevin Comps, EVP and CFO, Northpointe, is her supervisor.
“Jenny’s extensive experience in accounting and banking will be a great addition to the Northpointe leadership team,” he said.
Bloem said she is returning to the banking industry after a brief detour.
“I spent my whole career in the banking industry prior to working in health care for the last three years. When I learned about the controller position at Northpointe Bank, I knew it was time to go back to banking,” she said. “I am excited to be at a bank that is as passionate about banking as I am.”
Bloem is responsible for managing the overall accounting function of Northpointe Bank, its parent company, Northpointe Bancshares, and the bank’s subsidiaries.
Bloem also is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the executive leadership team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
Bloem comes to Northpointe Bank with more than 17 years of accounting and finance experience and over 14 years in the banking industry.
Previously, she was director of finance at Grand Health Partners in Grand Rapids, where she oversaw the accounting, payroll and medical billing departments, as well as the GHP Health Food Store operations.
She also worked at the former Founders Bank & Trust before it was acquired by Old National Bank and was assistant controller and vice president at Mercantile Bank of Michigan.
Bloem earned a B.A. in accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of South Florida.
Founded in 1999, Northpointe Bank is a privately held institution that provides home loans and deposit banking products to communities across the U.S.
For the past four years, Independent Community Bankers of America has ranked Northpointe Bank within the top 10 best-performing banks in the nation among peer banks and according to the bank’s return-on-equity.