First Internet Bank, a premier provider of online retail and business banking services nationwide, is pleased to announce Neil Barna has joined the company as Regional Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Lending at the Bank’s loan production office in Tempe, Arizona.
Mr. Barna comes to First Internet Bank with more than 30 years of banking experience. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Meridian Bank in Scottsdale, where he leveraged his commercial banking experience to help expand the bank’s presence in the greater East Valley. Prior to that role, Mr. Barna served as the Executive Vice President at The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, and Owner and CEO of his own consulting company. Mr. Barna was the founding president and CEO of Mesa Bank, which opened in 1998 and was sold to a publicly traded holding company in 2002. He remained with Mesa Bank in the same role until 2010.
“Neil brings vast banking experience and a deep knowledge of the Arizona market,” said David B. Becker, President and CEO of First Internet Bank. “We are glad to have him join our team and build relationships for First Internet Bank across the Phoenix area.”
“I was immediately impressed by the First Internet Bank team and the opportunity that exists to serve the businesses in this market,” said Mr. Barna. “I’m excited to apply my years of business development, commercial banking and team building experience to tell the First IB story and grow our presence.”
Mr. Barna has been active in a number of civic and charitable groups throughout his career. He is currently a member of the Mesa Hohokams, the Oakwood Creative Care Board of Directors, the Fiesta Bowl Committee and the A.T. Still University Investment Advisory Committee. He has served in various roles on the boards of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the Mesa Family YMCA Board of Membership, the Mesa Hohokam Foundation, Mesa County Country Club and East Valley Institute of Technology Education Foundation. Mr. Barna is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in addition to the recipient of community service awards from the Mesa United Way, A.T. Still University and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Mr. Barna received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has attended various lending schools sanctioned by the American Bankers Association.
About First Internet Bank
A premier provider of online banking services nationwide, First Internet Bank of Indiana opened for business in 1999 as the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet. With customers in all 50 states, First Internet Bank offers consumers services including checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposit and IRA accounts as well as consumer loans, residential mortgages, residential construction loans and home equity products. For commercial clients, it provides commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and treasury management services. First Internet Bank has been recognized as one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker Magazine as well as a “Top Workplace” by The Indianapolis Star. For more information about the bank, visit www.firstib.com. The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK).