James F Getz

James F Getz

Chairman & CEO, TriState Capital Bank

Pittsburgh, United States

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James F. Getz possesses more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Mr. Getz engineered the largest bank startup in Pennsylvania’s history when he founded Pittsburgh’s TriState Capital Bank, where he currently is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. James F. Getz had raised $85 million in capital by the time the bank opened its doors in January 2007.

Mr. Getz founded TriState Capital Bank using a unique business model. With locations in office buildings, the bank caters primarily to a business clientele and does not operate branches for retail clients. TriState offers banking services to business owners and their officers, providing mortgages, debit and credit cards, home-equity loans, and online banking. Mr. Getz’s business acumen and long-standing history in the financial community received the credit for TriState Capital Bank’s rapid success when it entered the marketplace.

Before his work with TriState Capital, James F. Getz held executive positions at several local area banks in the Eastern U.S. He was National Sales Manager, Senior Vice President, and eventually President at Federated Securities Corp., in Pittsburgh, from 1987 to 2006. He also was President and Chief Executive Officer of Federated Bank & Trust, in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, from 1985 to 2006. Early in his career, Mr. Getz held posts as Vice President for First Pennsylvania Bank and several executive positions with Girard Bank, both in Philadelphia.

James F. Getz graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He went on to attend Villanova University, also in Pennsylvania, and in 1973 earned his Master of Arts in History.

In addition to his work in the banking industry, Mr. Getz is active in the local community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Hospital Foundation and King’s College, in Wilkes-Barre. His charitable contributions include Oakland Catholic High School, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Little Sisters of the Poor, all located in Pittsburgh.