JENKS, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway First Bank has appointed Thomas Ramm to Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Ramm is responsible for all capital markets and investment-related activities, including the development and execution of investment strategies, secondary marketing, hedging activities and capital markets strategies with government-sponsored enterprises. In addition, Ramm is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Wall Street broker-dealers and fixed income investors.
“This is a critical hire for us. Thomas is a deeply experienced capital markets executive,” said Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO at Gateway. “His insights and leadership skills will enable us to navigate growth of our core businesses and rapidly changing markets.”
Ramm has worked at both banks and independent mortgage companies over the last 15 years. He has substantial experience in capital markets, mortgage-related investments, and interest rate and credit risk management. Prior to joining Gateway, Ramm served as EVP of Capital Markets at Stearns Lending. He was also VP of Capital Markets at MetLife Bank and SVP, Interest Rate Risk Management at First Tennessee Bank and First Horizon Home Loans. Ramm attended the University of North Texas, where he earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance.
“I was attracted to Gateway’s high growth and evolving company environment,” said Ramm. “Gateway’s transition to a bank earlier this year positioned the company as a diversified financial institution. I look forward to using my expertise to oversee a wide variety of capital markets activities to help Gateway achieve sustainable growth and strive for even greater excellence.”
About Gateway First Bank
Established in 2019, after the merger of Gateway Mortgage Group with a 100-year-old bank, Gateway First Bank emerged as a strong diversified financial institution providing digital solutions with a local touch for consumers and commercial customers. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma and funds over $7 billion of mortgages annually and maintains $1.4 billion in assets, six bank branches in Oklahoma, and 160 mortgage centers across America. With over 1,300 employees, Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States. Learn more at www.GatewayFirst.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)