Since the inception of the Purposeful Banker Awards, the Banker of the Year award has brought some amazing bankers into the spotlight. This award goes to someone who has achieved tremendous success and results in their everyday duties, while building strong customer relationships.
Our 2020 Banker of the Year winner is Scott Struby of First United Bank in Austin, TX. Struby has gone above and beyond to support his customers by serving as a dedicated resource and trusted advisor. In 2019, he closed $206.4MM in commercial loans.
“I’m dedicated to making sure the deal works out for all parties. I have a lot of customers who use me as a sounding board, because they know I’ll be honest and forthright with them, even if I know full well we aren’t going to win the deal,” Struby says. “I believe in honesty and guiding them through the process. This helps me build rapport, and because I’ve built the trust, they often come back again and again.”
Struby was able to produce this exceptional loan volume despite passing on multiple deals in which the leverage/terms offered by the competition made underwriting too tight. He says that using PrecisionLender has helped him see the full picture of the deal and where he can and can’t budge.
Struby attributes his current success to many things. First, he gained unique experience at a previous bank where he could see all the different transactions. The flat org structure at First United also helps Struby get what he needs when he needs it, to get deals done and continue building deep relationships. Finally, his flexible lending style gives him room without getting caught up in red tape. This allows him to navigate his deals and relationships with ease, spending more time getting his clients what they need and less time focused on checking things off a to-do list.
Congratulations to Scott Struby! Your passion and commitment to serving your customers has earned you the Banker of the Year award. Keep up the good work and thank you for all you do to serve your community!
About First United Bank:
Established in 1900, First United has more than 85 bank, mortgage and insurance locations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. It is one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest with assets of more than $8 billion, and it is among the largest privately held community banking organizations in the U.S. First United provides a full range of financial services including banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment products and services, and is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to Spend Life Wisely®. Learn more at firstunitedbank.com.
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