First Internet Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, David Becker, was one of the keynote speakers at the opening session of the inX3 Entrepreneurial celebration, held this week in Indianapolis. Mr. Becker joined Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness for the discussion that kicked off the event’s Innovation Showcase.
During his remarks, Mr. Becker shared his personal story of inspiration, passion and what it takes to build and keep a sense of entrepreneurship — and the tough lessons he learned along the way. Discussing his decision to create a bank that lived entirely online, he explained, “What did I know about banking when I started First Internet Bank? I knew what I didn’t like about banks. I built on what I had learned from my decades of experience in the financial services industry to improve the shortcomings I saw in the banking industry, primarily efficiency and customer experience.”
Mr. Becker spoke to the entrepreneurial spirit that still permeates First Internet Bank today, and the strategy to hire a customer-focused team. In a service company, he explained, “The only real product you have is customer service.”
This marked the inaugural year for inX3, the largest regional gathering of entrepreneurial companies. The event brings together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors and service providers to inspire, innovate and invest with scale-up and investment-ready companies.
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 $2.1 billion as of March 31, 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).