First Internet Bank is pleased to announce that Craig Fortner, Vice President of IT, and Justin Karvasky, Vice President of Finance, have been recognized as finalists for Indy’s Best and Brightest by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.
The award recognizes up-and-coming talent, and the next generation of leaders in the Indianapolis community. Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, were selected across 10 different disciplines.
“Our organization has built a tremendous talent pool, and we are extremely proud to see two of our very own be recognized within our local Indianapolis community,” said David Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Internet Bank. “The awards are a testament to the roles Craig and Justin have played in key initiatives for First Internet Bank and are a symbol of their potential. We are so grateful to have these young stars as part of the First Internet Bank family.”
Mr. Fortner was honored as a finalist in the category of Technology. He is a highly innovative and creative thinker whose understanding of the business allows him to develop effective technology solutions. During his tenure, Mr. Fortner has implemented a framework for technology, project management, support and planning initiatives; been a key driver of efforts to revamp lead management and customer acquisition processes; overhauled document imaging and workflow systems; and expanded business intelligence capabilities.
Mr. Karvasky was honored as a finalist in the Accounting category. He is responsible for the development of complex financial reporting processes required by the Securities and Exchange Commission; the ownership of the corporate budget along with a detailed, comprehensive rolling forecast process; leading the effort to create financial and business disclosures; and the implementation of quality control and audit procedures. Overall, Mr. Karvasky has accepted additional responsibilities as the Bank has grown, and has played a critical role in the capital raising process.
One winner in each of the ten categories was selected at a special awards ceremony held for the finalists on Thursday, November 9th at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
The Best and Brightest event and awards were created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana to recognize the next generation of leaders in the community. Additional details are available at IndysBestandBrightest.org.
About First Internet Bank
First Internet Bank opened for business in 1999 as an industry pioneer in the branchless delivery of banking services. With assets of $2.6 billion as of September 30, 2017, the Bank now provides consumer and small business deposit, consumer loan, residential mortgage, and specialty finance services nationally. The Bank also offers commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans and treasury management services in select geographies. Additional information about the Bank, including its products and services, is available at www.firstib.com. The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK).
About Indy’s Best and Brightest
Indy’s Best and Brightest was created by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana to recognize up and coming talent and the next generation of leaders in our community. Indy’s Best and Brightest finalists serve as excellent role models to JA students and youth in our community. The event honors 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and under, in 10 different industries.
About Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
JACI’s mission is to empower young people to own their future success. JA educates young people in the areas of career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy through hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for children in preschool through high school. To learn more about Junior Achievement, please visit https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-indy/home.