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Gainey Business Bank in Ariz. hires new CEO

Gainey Business Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., has its new CEO.

The $27 million-asset bank said in a press release that Rob Schwister had also become president.

Schwister recently served as director of banking programs at Equipment Leasing Services. Before that, he was Arizona market president for Alerus Financial.

“Gainey Business Bank could not be happier with the addition of Rob to lead our bank,” Jim Unruh, the bank’s chairman, said in the release.

“Rob brings extensive experience and reach in the Valley, a proven track record as a business builder, a strong leader and … a passion for community banking,” Unruh added. “Rob is the perfect person to lead our institution through the growth and success we anticipate in the Scottsdale and Phoenix market.”

The bank, which opened in July 2022, had to search for a new CEO after the unexpected death of Joseph Stewart.

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