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Mr. Becker has served as Chief Executive Officer of First IB since its inception and has served as President since January 2007. Mr. Becker has a history of successful start-up companies in financial services and technology. In 1981, he founded re:Member Data Services to provide electronic data processing services to credit unions throughout the United States.
He served as CEO of re:Member Data Services until the company was acquired by Open Solutions Inc. in 2004. In 1995, he founded VIFI, which provided Internet services to financial institutions and corporations from 1995 until it was acquired by Digital Insight Corporation in 2002. Mr. Becker also founded, and remains actively involved as CEO of, two other Indianapolis-based companies: DyKnow, a company specializing in educational technology for interactive learning experiences; and RICS, a firm that provides inventory control and POS systems for retailers via the Web.
Mr. Becker was the first chairman and remains on the board of TechPoint, a change agent for Indiana's technology industry. Mr. Becker is also a past chairman and member of the board of the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, promoting STEM education programs for students in the state. Mr. Becker is the outgoing Chairman of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a public charity established to improve philanthropic services supporting the central Indiana region, and has also served on the board of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, an alliance of CEOs and university presidents working to promote economic growth.
A firm believer in the value of higher education, Mr. Becker has supported a number of Indiana universities. He is currently a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics at Indiana University (IUPUI) and the advisory board for The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship. He has previously served on an advisory board for the IT Associates Program at DePauw University as well as the Board of Trustees at Vincennes University.
Mr. Becker is a 2001 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a 2002 recipient of the TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology award. In 2004, he was named Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. In 2008, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement-sponsored Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Becker is a graduate of DePauw University.
Mr. Lovik joined First IB in August 2014. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development for First Financial Bancorp, a publicly-traded bank holding company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to his role at First Financial Bancorp, Mr. Lovik was an investment banker at Milestone Advisors, LLC, Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett, Inc., and A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. where he served clients in the financial institutions sector. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lovik worked at the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse, LLP.
Mr. Lovik received a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Mr. Farrell joined First IB in October 2015 following nearly 16 years at Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank headquartered in Indiana. There, he led credit administration and later moved into the role of Chief Credit Officer. Prior to his role at Salin Bank, Mr. Farrell was Vice President and Senior Loan Officer at Bank One, Indiana where he managed small business underwriting for a three-state region in the Midwest. Mr. Farrell has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry.
Mr. Farrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from Indiana State University and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mr. Lewis joined First IB in 2010 to launch the Bank's commercial real estate lending effort. He has held senior loan management positions throughout his career, most recently with Huntington National Bank, Sky Bank, Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis, Chase Bank, LaSalle National Bank, Bank One, NBD Bank and Summit Bank. Mr. Lewis attended the University of Toledo.
Ms. Lorch joined First IB in February 1999 as Director of Marketing. From 2002 -2011, Ms. Lorch served as the Bank’s Vice President, Marketing & Technology. Previously, Ms. Lorch held marketing roles at VIFI (Virtual Financial Services) and re:Member Data Services. Ms. Lorch earned a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business and is a 2015 graduate of the CBA Executive Banking School.
Mr. Quinn joined First IB in April 2008 in the position of Vice President. Previously, Mr. Quinn was the Senior Vice President at First Indiana Bank where he was responsible for the consumer finance area, including secondary marketing and wholesale lending. Prior to joining First Indiana Bank, Mr. Quinn served in a senior management capacity for several financial institutions. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Ms. Sharkey joined First IB in December 2015, bringing to her role more than 25 years of experience in loan and deposit operations. She previously held senior management roles with LendKey Technologies, Remittance Processing Services and Irwin Union Bank. Ms. Sharkey is a graduate of Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Ms. Shepherd joined First IB in 2011, bringing a team of commercial bankers with her to further diversify the Bank’s commercial lending portfolio. She has held senior loan management positions throughout her career and has a reputation for building successful work teams and devoting resources to develop useful product sets for businesses, most recently at M&I Marshall and Ilsley Bank, National City Bank and Mellon Bank. Ms. Shepherd serves on the Board of Premier Capital Corporation and the Indiana Sports Corp. She has an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.