Signature Bank announces staff additions, changes

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Ryan Dagley has returned to Fayetteville-based Signature Bank as a senior vice president and loan manager for the Bentonville bank.

Bank officials also on Monday (July 15) announced promotions of Jake Helton to senior vice president loan manager, Fayetteville; Alex Gladden to senior vice president loan manager, Springdale; Brant Ward to senior vice president funding officer; and Sam Johnson to vice president lending.

Dagley, an 11 year veteran banker, has rejoined Signature Bentonville Bank with responsibility for supervising and providing guidance to the lenders in that market. Dagley earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in business administration from John Brown University.

Dagley is a graduate of Leadership Benton County; a member of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber’s Government Relations Committee; an Ambassador for the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber and; Treasurer/Board Member for NWA Fitness and Health Foundation.

Helton joined Signature Bank in 2006 and has been, most recently, serving as a lender in the Fayetteville Bank. Helton holds degrees in finance and information systems from the University of Arkansas. He is a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville and is serving on the Leadership Link Committee at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

Gladden joined Signature Bank in 2005 and was recently a private banker/lender in the Springdale Bank. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Arkansas and is also a graduate of the Arkansas Bankers’ Basic Lending School. Gladden is an original member of Fayetteville Future Fund, a nonprofit organized to bring young people together to give back to their community. She is also an active fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sister.

As loan managers, Helton and Gladden have the responsibility for supervising and providing guidance to the lenders in their market locations.

Ward joined Signature Bank in 2005 and is responsible for coordinating the bank’s funding position to include tracking and timing of loan funding requirements, monitoring bond portfolio and bank deposits’ maturities and other duties assisting the bank’s CFO. Ward earned a bachelor’s degree in business accounting and business management from Henderson State University, a master’s degree in business finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Arkansas with International studies to include a British Studies Program in London and an Italy Study Program in Asolo, Italy. He is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management. Ward is a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville and past board member of Ducks Unlimited, Fayetteville Chapter.

Johnson, an eight-year banker, joined Signature Bank in 2007 and, after leaving for a few years, returned to Signature in 2011 as a mortgage loan officer. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from John Brown University.
     
Signature Bank operates several banking offices in the area: Signature Plaza in Fayetteville, Har-Ber Meadows in Springdale, Fountain Plaza in Bentonville as well as two locations in Brinkley.  The bank has more than $500 million in assets and has more than 100 employees.

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