Senior leaders who care about those they serve.

From FinWise Bank’s leadership team

We’re passionate about serving our clients no matter what step of the financial journey they are on. We strive to support our customers and community and build authentic, long-lasting relationships. Our team is here for you.

Chief Executive Officer

Kent Landvatter

Kent Landvatter is the Chief Executive Officer at FinWise Bank. He leads a team of professionals who dedicate themselves to serving the banks’ mission of financial inclusion for all.

A veteran of the financial services industry with a career spanning over four decades, Kent joined FinWise Bank in 2010. Previously, he presided over three industrial banks, two of which were de novos including World Financial Capital Bank (now Comenity Capital Bank) and Goldman Sachs Bank USA.

Kent’s unique vision for FinWise was cultivated by his vast experience in banking and serving in non-profit organizations where he saw firsthand the power of partnerships. Through partnering with the right companies along with the proper integration and use of technology, Kent saw the opportunity for banks to operate more efficiently, lower lending and origination costs, better assess credit quality, ultimately expanding the reach and convenience of banking to more Americans.

Under his leadership, FinWise Bank has been ranked by Independent Banker Magazine the top performing community bank in America in 2021 and 2022. FinWise Bank has also been ranked as the #1 SBA lender in New York in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, FinWise Bancorp, the parent company of FinWise Bank became public and is listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FINW.

Kent earned his MBA from the University of Utah, where he graduated as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the scholastic honor society for collegiate business schools. He is active in his industry and community where he has served as the Board President of NeighborWorks Salt Lake (currently serving as a member of its Finance Committee), a board member of the Utah Bankers Association, the Chairman of the Utah Association of Financial Services, and as a board member of Junior Achievement of Utah and the University of Utah Business Alumni Association.

James Noone President, Chief Credit and Strategy Officer, FinWise Bank

Jim Noone

Mr. Noone joined the Bank in February 2018 and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in June 2018. He was named as President of the Bank in March of 2023. Mr. Noone has 20 years of financial services experience including commercial and investment banking as well as private equity. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Noone served as Executive Vice President of Prudent Lenders, an SBA service provider from 2012 to 2018
Robert Wahlman, Chief Financial Officer at FinWise Bank
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Wahlman

Mr. Wahlman joined the bank in March 2024 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 35 years of total experience in the banking industry, including nearly 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of both private and publicly listed bank holding companies. Previously, Mr. Wahlman served as Chief Financial Officer for Axiom Bancshares, Inc., Customers Bancorp, Inc., Doral Financial Corp, and Merrill Lynch US Banks. He has also served on three bank boards of directors throughout his career.
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer/Corp Counsel

Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien serves as the Bank’s Chief Compliance and Risk Officer and Corporate Counsel. He is responsible for guiding the Bank on following all regulatory matters, and the team Michael oversees works to ensure that the Bank’s products and services comply with all applicable laws and that all of the bank’s customers are treated fairly. Michael joined FinWise in September 2021, primarily drawn in by the Bank’s culture of financial inclusion for all.

Prior to joining FinWise Bank, Michael was the founder of his own boutique law firm, O’Brien Corporate and Finance Law. Additionally, he has over 20 years of legal, compliance, and risk management experience in financial services, including as Chief Compliance Officer at EnerBank USA and as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel at Snap Finance.

Michael earned a Master’s degree from the University of Utah and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is an avid traveler and enjoys spending time outdoors.

EVP, Chief Technology Officer

Richard Thiessens

Richard Thiessens is an Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at FinWise. As the Bank’s CTO, Richard identifies, creates, and utilizes various forms of technology to deliver on the Bank’s strategic plans. He oversees facets of the Bank’s operations relevant to information security, cyber security, and data services.

After a career spanning more than two decades in information technology, Richard joined FinWise Bank in 2019. Previously, he had founded his own IT services and consulting company that was ultimately acquired. He had also led the infrastructure, data and cyber security teams at EnerBank USA through rapid growth and significant change.

Richard is an avid car racer and wine maker.

Robert Keil, Chief Fintech Officer, FinWise Bank
EVP, Chief Fintech Officer

Robert Keil

Mr. Keil joined FinWise in 2023 as Senior Vice President and Chief Fintech Officer, leading existing customers, business line strategy, and growth initiatives within the bank’s Strategic Programs line of business. Mr. Keil holds over 25 years of experience in Payments and the Fintech Banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Keil was SVP and Chief Payments Officer at Sutton Bank. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Fintech and Emerging Payments at Fiserv as well as various roles with US Bank and Wells Fargo.
Tasha Clayton SVP, Interim COO at FinWise Bank
SVP, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Natasha “Tasha” Clayton

Natasha “Tasha” Clayton assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Operating Officer at FinWise Bank in January 2024. In this capacity, she oversees the day-to-day operations of BaaS, Customer Experience, Program Management, Change Management, and Third-Party Oversight teams. Natasha joined FinWise Bank as Vice President of Change Management in May 2022 and was instrumental in the Company’s recent core conversion.

With two decades of experience in the banking industry, Ms. Clayton brings a wealth of knowledge to her leadership position. Prior to her tenure at FinWise, she held various VP roles at EnerBank USA, where she adeptly navigated organizational and technological transformations across operations, change management, and client services. Her deep understanding of banking operations uniquely positions her to guide FinWise through an exciting period of growth and evolution.

Beyond her professional achievements, Tasha is deeply committed to community service. She has dedicated many years to supporting children and families through organizations like Junior Achievement City and the Utah Food Bank. When she’s not immersed in the world of banking, Tasha indulges her passions as an avid hockey fan, a motorcycle enthusiast, a devoted wife, and a mother to four boys.

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