A local bank selected an industry veteran to fill the roles of executive vice president, CFO and chief investment officer.
Grand Rapids-based Northpointe Bank said it appointed Brian Kuelbs to the roles, which he began April 30.
Kuelbs will lead the bank’s corporate financial strategy and seek out “effective investment opportunities,” Northpointe said.
“Brian is a well-respected leader who brings over 20 years of financial experience to Northpointe,” said Chuck Williams, president and CEO of Northpointe Bank. “His past leadership, financial forecasting and strategic planning roles will be invaluable as Northpointe continues to grow its residential lending and retail banking businesses.”
Prior to Northpointe, Kuelbs served as CFO and CIO for public and privately held depository institutions, private equity-backed ventures and specialty real estate finance companies.
His most recent position was CFO of Impac Mortgage Holdings, and prior to that, he held senior positions with Banc of California, Home Point Financial, Aurora Bank FSB, Countrywide Financial and GMAC Financial Services.
Kuelbs has been a guest speaker at industry conferences on the topics of banking, mortgage finance and regulation.
He holds an Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in mathematics, quantitative analysis and finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Founded in 1999, Northpointe Bank is a privately held institution that provides home loans and retail banking products to communities across the U.S.
For each of the past four years, Independent Community Bankers of America 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.
The bank held $1.17 billion in assets and $883 million in deposits as of November 2019.