GreenLeaf Bank recently announced the addition of Ryan Kauth as senior vice-president of lending. Kauth replaces Terry Lardinois, the bank’s chief lending officer, who retired on December 31, 2020.
Since 2007 Kauth held a variety of roles in business banking and at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay focused on improving small businesses. He advised local leaders on growing successful companies and the critical role banking services play in achieving their goals. Kauth says, “My expertise in banking and entrepreneurship provide a unique perspective to assist bank business customers in becoming even more successful.”
Lardinois retires after 19-years of service to GreenLeaf Bank. His career began in 2001 when then bank CEO Dave Krutz retired from day-to-day bank operation. Over the next 19 years, while holding the positions of Chief Operating Officer, CEO and finally as chief lending officer, he helped the bank grow from $49 million to $110 million in assets while ensuring it remained financially sound. Lardinois says, “It feels good to step down from our community bank after many years of success.” Lardinois will remain on the bank’s Board of Directors.