ABOUT CITYWIDE BANKS

Honoring Our Community
in Everything We Do

For over 50 years, Citywide Banks has been focused on moving our Front Range community forward. All of our employees, family ownership, board members, and clients call Colorado home. For us, it's about honoring the community by helping Colorado companies grow, ensuring Coloradans' financial assets are protected, giving a hand-up to our neighbors in need, and celebrating our shared blessing of living in Colorado. 

Unlike national banks, Citywide Banks is an independent, family owned business where high values and client needs are our guideposts rather than public stockholders. That has created a unique banking culture that continues to benefit our clients, our employees, and our Colorado community.

Trusted by Colorado Businesses Since 1963

Our History:

Five Decades of High Integrity & Commitment to Local Community

Today, Citywide Banks is a family operated bank with $1.3 billion in assets and 12 branches across Colorado's Front Range. We specialize in commercial lending and treasury management solutions customized for small and midsize businesses based in Colorado.

 

Our history began when our founders remodeled the humble remnants of an old tire shop on Colfax Avenue. Citywide Banks opened our doors in 1963 under the name Aurora National Bank. Our founders were determined to set a new standard for business banking in Colorado. With a keen understanding of the small business owner’s financial needs, they set out to create a bank that offered the service, expertise and products often reserved for larger businesses.

 

Vince Schmitz co-founded Citywide Banks in 1963 with a management style and a strategic vision that highlighted integrity, fairness, and service that exceeds expectations. He also believed the bank and its employees had an important responsibility to give back to our local community. He instilled these ideals in every new employee.

 

During the mid 1990's, Vince tapped his sons, Marty Schmitz and Jeff Schmitz, to assume management of the bank's daily operations and ensure his legacy would prosper for many years to come. In 2009, Kevin Quinn joined the executive leadership team as president and CEO of the bank.  And, as it has through its five decades, Citywide Banks continues to attract some of the brightest minds to its banking team.

 

On November 2, 2010, Vince Schmitz died peacefully with his family by his side. He left behind a storied legacy of family, philanthropic endeavors, and the burgeoning banking business. Those that knew him will miss the warm smile and lasting advice of the man who gave so much to his family, his community, and his customers.

 

Vince impacted many lives inside and outside of the banking industry. He was awarded the Banker of Distinction award and the Del Scott award by the Colorado Bankers Association. He also received the Business Person of the Year award and the Humanitarian Award from the  City of Aurora as well as a Distinguished  Alumni award from Regis University. He had served on the boards of numerous community organizations during his life. With his wife, Marilyn, he established the Schmitz Family Foundation to help those trying to help themselves by bettering their lives through education, primarily Catholic education. Their generosity has helped educate over 1200 elementary and high school students. Today, the Schmitz Family  Foundation continues to build on this legacy and provide support and hope for future generations.

Financial Snapshot:

Citywide Banks Continues Strong, Smart Growth in 2016

As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community, Citywide Banks remains focused on maintaining a well-capitalized, strong, and forward-thinking organization that is well-positioned to support local business growth. The following charts highlight our latest bank financial trends. Click on the "Financial Snapshot" button below to view a printable version of these charts along with more financial summaries.

Board of Directors:

Board member since 1996

Marty Schmitz | Chairman of the Board | Citywide Banks

As Chairman of Citywide Banks, Marty oversees business development and all of the bank’s commercial banking operations. In addition, he is active in the bank's  credit management, audit oversight and regulatory compliance functions. Marty represents the second generation of family leadership for the bank holding company. Prior to joining Citywide, Marty spent 18 years in the Denver commercial real estate business as Vice President with a commercial real estate group specializing in investment and acquisition. He holds bachelors degrees in accounting, economics and business administration.

 

Marty is currently a trustee on the Regis University Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Denver. He previously served as Chairman of the Bankers Bank of the West and Chairman of the Colorado Bankers Association.

Board member since 2014

John Beeble | President | Beeble Company, LLC

Mr. Beeble, a 35-year veteran of the commercial construction industry in Colorado, is founder and President of Beeble Company, LLC, providing consulting and real estate advisory services throughout the Western US.  His clients include Saunders Construction, where he served as CEO from 2001-2015.

 

John is an active leader in the community.  He is a long-time member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce where he served as board chair (2012/2013).  He has held board leadership roles with the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, National Sports Center for the Disabled, and Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. He also currently serves the Downtown Denver Partnership, Littleton Hospital Foundation, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in board roles.

 

John is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Construction Management.  He and his wife, Bobbi Jo, are proud parents of two married children with two grandchildren.

Board member since 2009

Tamara Door | President & CEO | Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.

Tamara is President & CEO of Downtown Denver Partnership.  She oversees the entire organization and sits on the Partnership’s three Boards of Directors - Denver Civic Ventures, Downtown Denver Incorporated, and Downtown Denver Partnership Management Group.

Board member since 2001

Maria Garcia Berry  |  CEO  |  CRL Associates, Inc.

Since starting CRL more than 27 years ago, Maria has been the guiding force behind what is today one of the most influential public affairs firms in Colorado. For three consecutive years, Denver magazine 5280 named Maria one of Denver's "Ten Most Powerful People." After working for leadership in the state legislature beginning in 1973, Maria served as the governor's budget lobbyist. There she developed an in-depth knowledge of state agencies and the policy making process. Highly respected for her skills in negotiation, mediation and advocacy, Maria is experienced at forging links between diverse interests and groups.

 

She is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Urban Development/Mixed Use Council. She is on the Aurora Economic Development Council Board of Directors, The Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board, the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State College and the Auraria Higher Education Center Board.

Board member since 2012

Susan Murphy  |  Principal  |  The Grace Alliance, LLC

Susan is Principal at The Grace Alliance, LLC, and brings a wealth of experience from the public accounting, investment banking, real estate, and health care industries.

 

Susan began her career at what is now Ernst and Young. She later served as financial advisor in the establishment of the largest private geriatric medical practice in the country. She also was named to its Board. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She holds certificates in Pension Plan Policy from the IFEBF, Advanced Investment Management from the Wharton School and Fiduciary Studies from the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.

 

Susan has worked extensively in the community, serving on civic and non-profit boards and finance/audit committees, including the Denver Hospice and Arrupe Jesuit High School (a Cristo Rey Network school). Susan is married and has four children.

Board member since 2009

Kevin Quinn  |  President & CEO  |  Citywide Banks

Kevin joined Citywide Banks in 2009, and continues his broad duties as President & CEO. He has more than 30 years of banking experience, with prior senior leadership roles at CoBiz Financial in the Denver and Phoenix markets.

 

A Denver native, Kevin graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business administration/general business. He also received a graduate degree in banking from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.

 

Kevin currently volunteers as the Secretary on the Denver Health Foundation board of directors, a trustee and VP of Fundraising with the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, and a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado’s Denver Business School.

Board member since 2014

Rick Pederson  |  Principal  |   Bow River Capital Partners

Rick is a principal at Bow River Capital Partners, a private equity fund manager. He is also an advisor to The Pauls Corporation, and real estate development and investment company.  He holds a Masters and JD degree from the University of Denver, and is a board member at Westcore Mutual Funds, ALPS ETF Trust, Principal Real Estate Income Fund, and the Colorado History Museum. 

Board member since 1997

Jeff Schmitz  |  Executive Vice President  |  Citywide Banks

Jeff is the Executive Vice President of the bank's Holding Company, Citywide Banks of Colorado, Inc. He has been employed at the bank since 1997 and has been a director for over 19 years. His present management responsibilities include oversight of Human Resources and Marketing. Furthermore, Jeff oversees all investor relations including raising capital for the bank, planning and enterprise risk management.

 

Before Citywide Banks, Jeff co-founded JamLOGIC Software Designs, which designed human resources software tools for small business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Gonzaga University in 1986.

 

Jeff is the past Chair of the Colorado Bankers Association (2014/2015) and worked on the Government Affairs Committee, and past board member of Colorado Civil League. Out of industry, Jeff has worked to support his faith and education of Colorado's youth. He is the past board member of the Catholic Archdiocese of Northern Colorado and past Chair of Legatus Colorado. His support for education and mentorship includes Schmitz Family Foundation, board member of Colorado Uplift, PGA Foundation Board, past Chair of Machebauf High School, and the Accountability Committee for High Plains Elementary. 

 

Jeff, his wife Marcie, and their two daughters believe giving time is much more rewarding than money. His family has built homes in Tijuana, Mexico and annually works with Colfax Community Network and Christ in the City distributing clothes and food to families in need.

Board member since 1993

Michael Zoellner  |  CEO  |  RedPeak

Mike is a founder of RedPeak, a Colorado company focused on developing and acquiring multifamily and mixed use properties. Prior to forming his own company in 2001, Mike was a founding partner of Legacy Partners (formerly Western Region of Lincoln Property Company) for 17 years. During his tenure at Legacy/Lincoln, he developed over 40 apartment projects involving over 9,500 units.

 

In 2015, Mike was an Inaugural Inductee into the Apartment Association of Metro Denver Hall of Fame, and named an ICON of the Multifamily Industry by the Colorado Real Estate Journal.

 

Mike is a past President of the Denver Country Club and the Business Improvement District of Downtown Denver. He currently is Treasurer of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and serves on the nonprofit boards of Downtown Denver, Inc., Regis Jesuit High School Board of Regents, and the National Alumni Board at Creighton University.

 

Mike is a fourth-generation Colorado native. He and his wife, Nancy, have three grown and married children.

Community Outreach:

Giving a Hand-Up to Our Colorado Neighbors in Need

Whether it's responding to a crisis, funding a local cause, volunteering our time, or discovering another way to impact the needs of the local community, Citywide Banks continually supports more than 150 Colorado charities each year.

Career Opportunities:

Work with a Colorado Leader

Our family ownership and single-focus on the Colorado market creates a unique employee culture. We believe that every employee has an important role in impacting the success of our banking clients. For us, it's about working collaboratively with other employees, our clients, and our local community to move forward. Join us in making an impact.

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My experience working with a a large national bank was stifling to my business... It was refreshing to work with Citywide. From the beginning, they took the time and interest to understand our company vision and mission, our aggressive growth plans, and business offerings.

Our Culture

There are plenty of business banking choices in Denver and Boulder. So what makes doing business with Citywide Banks different? Hear from some of our clients and employees talk about how our family owned, Colorado focused structure has created a set of unparalleled benefits for Colorado businesses.

Why Citywide Banks?

For more than 50 years, Citywide Banks has been family operated and solely focused on Colorado's Front Range community. That has created a unique banking culture that continues to benefit Colorado businesses.

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