First Internet Bank of Indiana (First IB) today reported that its President, CEO, and Chairman, David B. Becker, has been inducted into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Since it was established in 1989 by the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame has honored 82 laureates for their significant contributions to the corporate and civic community.
“What an honor it is to be among such a distinguished group of business leaders,” Mr. Becker said. “To be recognized by Junior Achievement is particularly gratifying, because so much of my motivation comes from wanting to create better opportunities for young people – not only my own children, but also to those of the community.”
About David Becker
Mr. Becker has served as Chairman of the Board and 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. (NASDAQ:OPEN) 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 (NASDAQ:DGIN) in 2002. Mr. Becker also founded, and remains actively involved as CEO of, three other Indianapolis-based companies: OneBridge, a credit and debit card processing firm; 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, and is Chairman of the Board of the TechPoint Foundation, a group established to bridge the digital divide in Indiana. Mr. Becker is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a public charity established to improve philanthropic services supporting the central Indiana region, and 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 has served on advisory boards for The Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship and 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.
About First IB
With $555 million in assets, First Internet Bank of Indiana (First IB) is the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet and has customers in all 50 states. Services include checking accounts, regular and money market savings accounts with industry-leading interest rates, CDs, and IRAs. First IB also offers mortgages, credit cards, personal lines of credit, and installment loans. First IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (OTCBB: FIBP).