Bryan Self leaves Arvest for CIO role in Oklahoma

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Jenks, Okla.-based Gateway First Bank announced Oct. 4 that Bryan Self of Rogers is the company’s new chief information officer.

Self previously worked as executive director of information technology for Fayetteville-chartered Arvest Bank, where he worked in various roles for nearly 30 years. Self is a Northwest Arkansas native. He will eventually relocate to Oklahoma for the Gateway job.

“Over my career, I’ve had the pleasure and challenge of galvanizing teams in transforming organizations and modernizing technology platforms, enabling delivery of services across multiple channels to drive bottom line results,” Self said in a statement. “I am thrilled to join Gateway’s diverse and forward-thinking team. Together we will ensure technology continues to add maximum value to the bank and its customers across the country.”

As IT executive director at Arvest, Self oversaw more than 130 technologists specializing in software design, development, support, database administration, business analysis and electronic transaction services.

“Gateway remains dedicated to utilizing best-in-class technology to deliver a great customer experience and promote growth,” Gateway CEO Scott Gesell said. “Bryan has significant experience in the industry, and with his help, Gateway will continue to advance on its commitment to technology solutions to support its business activities today and in the future. Bryan is a strong addition to the team, and we look forward to working with him.”

Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset bank with one of the largest privately-held mortgage companies in the country, headed up by former Arvest Central Mortgage Co. CEO Steven Plaisance. Gateway is one of the largest banking operations in Oklahoma and mortgage operations in the U.S., with six bank branches in Oklahoma, almost 170 mortgage centers in 43 states, and over 1,600 employees.