River City Six: Jay Faylor
Family-owned since 1938, Nebraska-based Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc. (www.pinnbank.com), is a $9.7 billion financial holding company operating 140 community banks in eight states including 61 locations in Nebraska. Jay Faylor is Vice President of Commercial Lending, working primarily at the Omaha branch on 180th & Dodge.
Tell us a little about your business.
Pinnacle Bank is a community bank owned by the Dinsdale family. We are a large enough bank to compete with the big banks, but by staying true to our values and by putting the customer first, we are able to offer our customers the best banking experience possible. Each of our banks are led by managers who make local decisions and run their banks with their own communities in mind.
Here locally, Pinnacle Bank is excited to be the presenting sponsor for the upcoming Pinnacle Bank Championship at Indian Creek. Funds raised from the golf event will be donated to TeamMates Mentoring Program. In my position, I work with business owners in a wide variety of industries to help them grow their organizations.
How did you get started in the business?
I was working a summer job in Omaha between my sophomore and junior year in college. One of my co-workers at the time recommended I contact her daughter in Lincoln about bank teller job. I’ve been in the banking business ever since (10 years).
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, possibly going to a concert at a local music venue, taking a vacation, or playing a round of golf.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
My ability to cook. I really enjoy grilling and trying new recipes. My mom is a really good cook and has taught me a lot. I’ve also taken a few cooking classes to try and get a bit better.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d love to be able to shape golf shots on demand. Instead I’m stuck with the occasional lucky draw or fade. I guess that’s why I’m a banker and not a professional golfer!
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I’m the President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Service League and actively involved with the Young Professionals group at CUES. In high school, I volunteered at a local middle school and really enjoyed the experience. I knew once I got a little bit older that I wanted to continue to help children.
What is your favorite movie?
Lonesome Dove…it’s really long though!
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Twisted Cork without a doubt. Excellent food and service!