Pathward Appoints Sigrist its Next CFO

Pathward Financial appointed Greg Sigrist executive vice president and CFO designee, effective Nov. 1. Immediately after the company files its 10-K for fiscal year 2023, Sigrist will transition to executive vice president and CFO, when he will succeed Glen Herrick, who will remain with the company to aid in the transition and other projects until his retirement on Dec. 31.

“Greg has a broad, rich background that made him an excellent addition to the Pathward team. With over 20 years of banking experience, he has demonstrated solid leadership skills and significant financial and business acumen through multiple public company CFO roles,” Brett Pharr, CEO of Pathward Financial, said. “Greg’s expertise in strategy development, execution, and generating long-term shareholder value will help Pathward on its path to delivering on its three strategic initiatives of optimizing the interest-earning portfolio, optimizing the deposit mix and driving operating leverage.

“On behalf of the board of directors and the entire team at Pathward, I want to thank Glen again for all that he has done over the last 10 years. We truly appreciate his immeasurable contributions to the company, including growing net income from $13 million in fiscal 2013 to $156 million in fiscal year 2022. He also helped lead the company on an extraordinary evolution from a community bank to a diversified, entrepreneurial driven bank that included five acquisitions, the disposition of the community bank and the rebranding. Most recently, Glen continued to support us by postponing his retirement while we held a search for a new CFO and will be staying through the end of calendar year 2023 to ensure a smooth transition.”

Sigrist joined Pathward after serving as executive vice president and CFO of Metropolitan Bank Holding and Metropolitan Commercial Bank for the past three years. Before joining Metropolitan, he served as the executive vice president and CFO of Columbia Banking System from June 2018 until February 2020. Sigrist also spent 12 years with Morgan Stanley as a managing director in multiple senior financial roles, including CFO of Morgan Stanley Bank from 2014 to early 2018. Prior to that, he served for five years as vice president of corporate accounting policy and M&A finance with Citigroup.

Sigrist built the foundation of his career by spending 12 years between Ernst & Young and McGladrey & Pullen in senior auditing roles for financial services clients, including regional and community banks.

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