Market President

Glacier Bank

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Kalispell, MT, United States


About the Role

Glacier Bank seeks to recruit a dynamic and forward-thinking executive to succeed the current Market President, and continue the bank's tradition of success and community service in the footprint.


The Market President will be responsible for the overall management of all facets of Glacier Bank. S/he will be charged with operating the bank in a safe and sound regulatory environment, generating profitability consistent with shareholder expectations, developing the organization's human capital and being an important contributor in the bank's customers’ and communities’ success.


The new Market President will serve as the steward of and advocate for Glacier Bank's distinct brand externally and internally. S/he will have extensive contact with customers, vendors, the general public, and bank staff and will interact in a professional and courteous manner, and conduct him/herself in such relationships in a manner that will enhance the overall efficiency and image of the bank.


The new Market President will be an accomplished financial services executive with a track record of success in delivering strong and consistent operating results. S/he will have experience across consumer and commercial banking as well as risk mitigation and a proven ability to manage across all cycles. Additionally, s/he will communicate an inspiring vision and mission, reinforce a sense of organizational purpose and shared goals that appeal to associates and shareholders, and rally support for those goals. S/he will sustain a high performance, relationship-oriented culture which also embraces integrity, transparency and the highest ethical standards.


The Market President will report to Randy Chesler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Glacier Bancorp, Inc., and work closely with the board of directors and senior management team.


The position will be based in Kalispell, MT.



Act as the Primary Face of Glacier Bank:

  • Act as principal representative of Glacier Bank, both within the Bank and the broader community. Champion the brand and be the voice of the customer as the bank strives to be the best community bank in the country.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with other companies, businesses, community associations, media, and governmental agencies/officials.
  • Serve as the ultimate customer advocate, ensuring that Glacier consistently strives to improve its customer experience in all business segments. Provide the highest levels of customer relations and service, grounded in courtesy and respect.
  • Lead and participate in focused, key community activities/groups in the Bank's market area which enhance the Market President's leadership role externally and increases visibility for the bank. The Market President should use community involvement as an additional means for identifying and securing prospective banking relationships.
  • Act as Glacier Bank's point of contact with GBCI leadership and effectively communicate division challenges to GBCI on behalf of Glacier Bank's employees.
  • Serve on Glacier Bank's board of directors. Play a key role in conducting board meetings, new director training and internal/external communications.
  • Represent Glacier Bank in a professional manner which includes a professional image, confidentiality, a positive "can-do" attitude, good attendance, punctuality, flexibility and adaptability in meeting bank and customer needs.


Deliver Strategic and Financial Leadership: ​

  • Define the actions and capabilities that will enable Glacier to sustain exceptional market share in its footprint and achieve its goal of being the best community bank in the region. Formulate, communicate and achieve the company's vision, mission, strategy, operating plans, and financial goals.
  • Manage the Bank's client-facing lines of business through effective leadership of the company's resources, including its brand and culture. Deliver against short-term and long-range plans with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public.
  • Achieve profitability, capital, and other financial objectives. Develop a comprehensive business plan (competitive positioning strategies, budgets, and multi-year profit targets) that are responsive to changing circumstances; anticipate financial challenges and risk requirements and implement strategies to successfully mitigate problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Identify new business partners, referrals and opportunities for the Bank, primarily in the Flathead, Lincoln, Lake, Silver Bow and Deer Lodge county markets.
  • Provide leadership across all areas of the Glacier Bank, including:
    • Lending: Support veteran lending managers across Commercial, Mortgage, Consumer, Construction and Asset Quality
    • Deposits: Personal and Business Accounts, Cash Management Products, and Electronic Banking
    • Risk Management: Compliance Risk, Audit Risk, and Enterprise Risk
    • Asset Liability (ALCO): Net Interest Margin Management and Loan/Deposit Pricing
    • Marketing: Digital, High Performance Growth and Traditional Media Outlets
    • Operations: Bank Security, Fraud, and Customer Profitability
    • Financial Management: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Ratios


Provide People and Cultural Leadership:

  • Provide inspirational leadership to associates at all levels of the organization; partnering effectively with the CEO, Chairman and the entire board and providing strong leadership to the entire executive team at the bank.
  • Lead in a positive manner that emphasizes the development of Glacier Bank's people and motivates the Glacier Bank team to follow his/her vision.
  • Build on the company's culture of collaboration and customer stewardship and provide an environment for personal growth and advancement.
  • Identify, recruit, retain, and develop strong next generation talent for Glacier Bank. Partner closely with the human resources team on matters of new employee on-boarding/orientation, compensation and benefits, and employee training.
  • Lead efforts to maintain, upgrade, and replace Glacier Bank branch offices.



  • Achieve continued strategic success and growth (organic and inorganic) in profitability, market share and assets; innovate in new areas outside of traditional deposits and loans as appropriate.
  • Champion the Bank's culture and drive the highest level employee engagement and customer service.


  • Service Quality – embrace service pledge and provide extraordinary and consistent service to all internal and external customers. Listens to and asks about customers needs.
  • Participates in required training, staff meetings, and lobby displays.
  • Participate in Community Service and Bank-sponsored activities that serve and support the mission and values of Glacier Bank.
  • Provide superior internal and external customer service: must demonstrate self-governance, courtesy and respect toward external customers as well as internal customers (all organization personnel).
  • Complete required bank and BVS training courses within assigned time frame(s).
  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.  Must complete the assigned online training courses and achieve a passing score by due date.
  • Additional duties as requested or assigned.


About You



P&L Leadership

Proven success in P&L management as CEO or head of a business unit with a large number of geographically dispersed colleagues. Experience as a senior executive interacting with a complex set of external constituents including a board, parent company, other subsidiaries, an intermediate holding company, regulators, customers, etc.


Depth of Experience in the Financial Services Industry, Ideally in Community or Regional Banking

10+ years of financial services experience, ideally in business/commercial, retail, or consumer banking, with a thorough understanding of the regulatory and competitive environment, key industry players, economic drivers, and operating issues. A deep knowledge of all aspects of bank lending, operations, finance, business development, and marketing. An industry reputation that lends credibility and a relevant professional network would be key advantages. Also, risk management, especially in credit risk management, is of vital importance.


People Leadership

A demonstrated ability to attract, develop, and retain great talent and a history of setting and achieving the highest standards of performance for the leadership team. A passion for building strong, meaningful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


Growth and Results Orientation

A track record of success in growing businesses and expanding into new areas, both de novo and through acquisition. A demonstrated ability to identify and develop new business opportunities and consistently drive strong financial results that meet/exceed targets.



Driving Results

The ability to drive, transform, and improve business performance, including through both organic growth and acquisition. The ability to attract new clients, develop and offer new products/solutions, and continue to enhance customer focus, engagement and delivery. Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment that requires discipline, perseverance, judgement, and hands-on execution. 

Leading People

A strong leader and developer of people, able to identify successors to key roles based on a rigorous understanding of capabilities, experience, motivation and career development needs. A talent magnet who can attract and build high performing teams. A leader who engages with the organization on the long-term direction of the business and empowers the team on how to achieve it. An exceptional communicator who can bring the organization’s mission to life, articulating the company’s long-term strategic direction and the key role that each colleague plays in getting there.

Collaborating and Influencing

Facilitates discussions to enable people to collaborate with each other independently; promotes collaboration across multiple parties. Identifies and meets with key players and stakeholders to help them shape a consensus collectively and engages in a dialogue to reach a final conclusion together, compromising as necessary for results. Develops explicit understanding of which relationships are most important to the organization and its stakeholders, builds a network prioritizing these relationships.


  • Unquestioned honesty, integrity and passion.
  • Boardroom presence and outstanding communications skills.
  • Humble, hardworking, and committed to the success of Glacier Bank and the region, and to maintaining and enhancing the culture.
  • High degree of attention to detail as well as excellent organizational skill(s) to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.


Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level.


Must be capable of up to 50% travel (e.g. 2 weeks or 10 days per month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.  Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: sit; use hands in repetitive motions to finger, grasp, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to: stand; walk; and lift or reach with hands and arms. 

Must be able to operate routine office equipment including computer terminals and keyboards, telephones, copiers, facsimiles, and calculators. Must be able to routinely perform work on computer for an average of 6-8 hours per day, when necessary. Must be able to work extended hours or travel off site whenever required or requested by management. Must be capable of regular, reliable and timely attendance. Must be capable of climbing / descending stairs in an emergency situation.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation/inspection of machines and/or using measurement devices at distances close to the eyes.

What We Offer

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary is dependent upon relevant experience. We offer an extensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, flexible health coverage options: medical/dental/vision (partially employer paid with competitive premiums), health rewards program, possible employer contribution to a Health Savings Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP); life insurance; 401K retirement plan with immediate vesting (up to 3% employer match, 3% automatic employer contribution, and profit sharing); discounted banking products and services; paid vacation/sick days, and paid holidays.


COMPANY OVERVIEW: At Glacier Bancorp, our employees are our most valuable asset. We seek qualified individuals who enjoy people, are innovative and eager to learn. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for personal advancement and professional growth by investing in the tools and training needed to build a personalized career path for you.


Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, Montana with assets greater than $12 billion, operating in numerous community bank divisions across 8 states (Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada). We pursue a community banking philosophy, emphasizing personalized service combined with the full resources of a large banking organization. Over the years, Glacier Bancorp has received numerous awards for stability and soundness, and has repeatedly ranked among the top 10% in the nation for financial strength.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants or employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.


No Recruiters or unsolicited agency referrals please.


Job Info

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Posted Date: Apr 9, 2020
External ID: 3228
Business Development/Sales