C-Suite: Gary Head

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Class of 2019 C Suite Gary Head Chairman & CEO Signature Bank of Arkansas

Achievements: Head started his banking career in 1983. He was president and CEO of Arvest Bank’s Fayetteville market in 2004 when he resigned to launch Signature Bank, which opened in May 2005 and now has approximately $600 million in assets. In 2018, the bank’s holding company went public on the OTC Markets.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support? Ozark Guidance Center, Pagnozzi Parker Charities and Broyles Foundation.

What is the best business advice you’ve received? Frank Broyles taught me you can never have too many friends. Jim Lindsey taught me to call everyone back before you go home.

What is the best business advice you have given? I share the advice I was given in the previous answer.

What keeps you up at night or worries you the most? I sleep really well. We have a wonderful company with excellent teammates and an excellent place to do business.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Northwest Arkansas for a business lunch? By city: Fayetteville is Herman’s Rib House, Springdale is Neal’s Café, Rogers is Pinnacle Country Club and Bentonville is Fred’s Hickory Inn.

If you weren’t in your current profession, what would you be doing? I would be an excellent guide for hunting and fishing.

What’s the first website/app you launch on your smartphone each day? I open up Facebook to see who has a birthday.

What is your “why?” Why do you get up in the morning, and what keeps you motivated? I love the job, family, teammates and clients that I have. I can’t wait to get to work.

In one sentence, can you express the most important thing about being a leader is? Be a humble servant that leads by example all the time.