A simple Google search of the keywords “banking CEOs” will populate a list of 50 names; only 6 of whom are women. Upon further research, the trend will continue, with only 15% of executive level positions being filled by females. In a historically male-dominated industry, the women at First Capital Bank are forging the way for other female professionals in leadership positions. Heidi Finniff (vice president, commercial lender), Karey Wilson (vice president, treasury services & client engagement), Sandy O’Keefe (vice president, business development officer) and Whitney Schillerstrom (assistant vice president, business development officer), all employees of First Capital Bank, are four such women.
First Capital Bank is a bank that customers are proud to do business with. Every client and employee are treated like individuals, each respected and encouraged on a personal level. The sense of attention and warmth offered by the employees at First Capital is unparalleled. Not only will you be treated as family, but you will feel like it as well. All four women agreed on these principles.
Women, especially, will feel a sense of community at First Capital, as banking with other women can provide an elevated level of understanding and comfort. The goal of the bank is not only to support their local community, but to provide tailored solutions for all clients — especially women in small business. First Capital Bank strives to create an environment of support, encouragement and guidance, building a network of women helping women. Whether you work inside the home, hold a nine-to-five job, are a small business owner or a corporate executive, at First Capital, you will find an unrivaled sense of individuality and confidence. The banking team enjoys the challenge of finding out-of-the-box solutions to help clients reach their individual goals.
The leaders of First Capital Bank make it a point to recognize the value of each employee and customer, supporting them in many of their endeavors. Among their accomplishments, both personal and professional, Finniff has been instrumental in mentoring, leading and advocating for other women across many industries. O’Keefe has played a vital role on the board of the Dorchester Habitat for Humanity in helping provide homes for single mothers and their children. Wilson has served with the Junior League of Charleston and Girls Scouts of Eastern SC, both of which aim to develop successful young women. Schillerstrom provides support to other business leaders in the community through the Charleston Rotary Club, and she also offers financial guidance as the treasurer of the Charleston Natural History Society. These four are only a small representation of the outstanding group of women that comprise First Capital Bank. It is a community bank that exists not only because of its employees, but because of the exceptional people in that same community. They’re a main street bank that values main street clients.
For more information, please visit FCBCarolinas.com, or call 843-990-7770.
By Katie James