EDMONTON, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Brian Hesje, Chair of the Board for ATB Financial, announced today that Curtis Stange has been selected as the company's next President & CEO. The Government of Alberta has formally approved the appointment.
The selection of Stange is the result of a North American search that started in January, when current President & CEO Dave Mowat announced his upcoming retirement effective June 30, 2018.
Stange is currently ATB's Chief Customer Officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking, including nine at ATB. His experience includes strategic and operational roles in both personal and business banking. In addition to leading the implementation of ATB's new banking system, he has played a key leadership role in a number of innovative approaches at ATB including launching the world's first full-featured virtual banking assistant in Facebook Messenger, ATB LendR, TrackIt, Apple Pay and championing the ATB team that sent the first real-time international blockchain payment from Canada to Germany.
"The foundation has been set at ATB and we have a very clear direction for the future. That foundation creates the best opportunities for a new President to take the organization from here," said Brian Hesje, Chair of our Board. "The Board has every confidence that ATB is in very capable hands with Curtis."
"To be given this opportunity is incredibly humbling, and I'm inspired to work alongside 5,000 team members rich with culture and obsessed with serving our customers," said Stange. "We have the chance to transform banking and become more than a bank. We also have the privilege of using technology for the greater good of all Albertans, and I can't wait to see what our future holds."
Brian Hesje thanked Dave Mowat for his 11 years of service to ATB Financial. "Thanks to Dave's leadership, ATB has grown from a relatively small and not very well known financial institution to a multi-billion dollar company with a reputation for standing by Albertans and doing things other banks wouldn't do. ATB is a driving force in Alberta today thanks to Dave's leadership."
"Curtis is the perfect choice to become ATB's next President and CEO," said Dave Mowat. "ATB prides itself on being more than a bank, and Curtis is certainly more than a banker. I'm confident that, under his leadership, there's an even brighter future ahead for ATB."
Brian Hesje, Dave Mowat and Curtis Stange will be available for interviews:
- Thursday, May 17, 2:30pm
- 21st Floor ATB Place, 10020 100 St., NW Edmonton (South Tower)
- Join by phone +1 647-738-6838 PIN: 246 480#
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About ATB Financial
With assets of $50.7 billion, ATB Financial is Alberta's largest home-grown financial institution. Established in 1938, ATB is a network of 176 branches, 142 agencies, a Customer Care Centre, four Entrepreneur Centres, along with mobile and online banking. ATB's more than 5,000 team members help more than 750,000 customers in 247 Alberta communities.
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