Scottrade Bank Hires CRO and CCO, Adds to Equipment Finance Roster

Scottrade Bank hired Laura Owens as chief risk officer and Imran Riaz as chief credit officer. In addition, Scottrade Equipment Finance hired John DeWind as a senior business development officer.

Based in Colorado, DeWind will be responsible for originating construction and transportation equipment transactions.

DeWind previously served as regional sales manager at Bank of the West, and held sales manager roles at Key Bank and Case Power and Equipment – Falcon Power and Southeastern Machinery.

“John has built a successful career in construction equipment financing, and the relationships he has with equipment dealers and manufacturers will be invaluable in helping his clients grow their businesses,” said Fred Van Etten, president of Scottrade Bank Equipment Finance and senior vice president of Scottrade Bank.

Owens will be responsible for leading the bank in the continual analysis and review of risk and internal controls, and providing appropriate direction to the business functions regarding risk, risk management and operational and governance controls. She has more than 25 years of experience, previously serving in senior management roles at First Bank and as a CPA at BKD CPAs & Advisors.

Riaz will oversee all credit-related activities and credit-related operations, setting the guidelines, developing policies and creating procedures for extending credit to the retail and commercial clients of Scottrade Bank. He has more than 25 years of banking experience in credit risk management and business process automation, most recently serving as credit officer at Sun National Bank. He also held senior roles at TD Bank, Banknorth and SIS Bank.

“Laura and Imran’s wealth of experience will help Scottrade Bank further each client’s financial opportunities,” said Chris McComish, president of Scottrade Bank. “Their expertise will be instrumental in helping us grow Scottrade Bank.”

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