Sunflower Bank Hires John Sawyer as Chief Investment Officer & Director of Wealth Management and Private Banking

April 26, 2024

We are pleased to announce that John Sawyer has joined the bank as Chief Investment Officer & Director of Wealth Management and Private Banking. In this role, John is responsible for the strategy, management and growth of the bank’s wealth management services that include private banking, investment management, financial planning and personal trust services. Sunflower Bank is a $7.9 billion bank with a model of delivering relationship-driven, local decision-making with large bank solutions to locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.

“We’re thrilled to have John Sawyer join us to lead Sunflower Bank’s wealth management and private banking activities. His long history of building robust trust and wealth services teams will serve Sunflower Bank well as we continue to broaden client relationships,” said Neal Arnold, CEO and President of Sunflower Bank.

John has over 30 years of investment experience with a proven track record leading trust, investment management, brokerage and RIA units at regional and community banks. As Chief Investment Officer, he directs and manages Sunflower Bank’s investment process and portfolio development. In addition, John is responsible for strengthening and expanding Sunflower Bank’s existing wealth management infrastructure to provide additional services to current clients and grow its client base.

“I am excited to become a part of Sunflower Bank. It’s a great organization with a solid investment philosophy and wealth management infrastructure already in place. There is huge potential to grow the business even further and I look forward to both expanding our services to clients and our team," said John.

Currently based in Denver, John spent most of his career in various Texas markets. He received a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. John holds the CFA charterholder designation.

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