TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway First Bank, one of Oklahoma’s largest banking operations, announced that Rob Hoffman and Todd Welch have joined the bank’s leadership team as Vice Presidents, Commercial Lending. Both bankers join Gateway with extensive experience in the banking and financial services industry.

Gateway already has a strong mortgage presence in Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman. Over the past year, the Commercial Banking team has joined us and continues to grow. A retail banking center in Oklahoma City recently opened in the Waterford Building and will open in April. Gateway also recently opened its flagship banking center in Jenks on its headquarters campus. Victor Castillo has joined the Oklahoma City team on the retail banking side as Director of Banking Business Development.

Rob Hoffman brings his expertise to help entrepreneurs grow and grow their businesses. A native of Tulsa, he attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he played baseball. Rob serves on the Young Professionals Council of Oklahoma Cleats for Kids.

Todd Welch has over 27 years of experience in agriculture-focused banking. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and received the Rising Star Award from the Small Business Administration.

Victor Castillo has 16 years of banking center management experience in the Oklahoma City, Stillwater and California markets. He is a servant leader, small business advocate and customer champion.

“We are excited to expand our team and the expertise of Rob, Todd and Victor will be invaluable to us,” said Oklahoma City Market President Jeb Cook. “Creating a team of skilled bankers who care about people supports our commitment to putting people first.”

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution providing banking and mortgage services to consumer and business customers. Based in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a bank the size of $1.9 billion in assets with a major mortgage operation. Gateway is one of Oklahoma’s largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with eight Oklahoma banking branches, more than 170 mortgage centers in 43 states, and more than 1,600 employees. To learn more, visit www.GatewayFirst.com. FDIC Member, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)