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Search Directors

Use the Best to Find the Best.

Kim Kreps

Vice President, Executive Search Director

Kim joined JMFA Recruitment Services team in 2012 after more than 20 years of experience with two of the world’s largest international recruiting organizations. She has dedicated her career to delivering solutions that help financial institutions overcome their daily staffing challenges, serving in a variety of positions over the years including senior staffing specialist, branch manager, business development officer and executive search consultant.

Kim’s success in locating highly qualified, high-impact candidates spans virtually every position and every size and type of financial institution. She has a proven track record of successful searches for C-level executives, controllers, commercial lenders, business development officers, accounting and finance personnel, auditors, portfolio managers, credit analysts, underwriters, and professionals in marketing, human resources, compliance, operations, quantitative analytics and risk management. Clients have included de novo financial institutions, community and regional organizations, mega-banks, credit unions and financial services companies. Kim’s prior experience includes recruitment and placement of entry level to upper-level management positions across a wide range of industries. Previously she worked with the Vista Search Group/MRINetwork, specializing in the banking and financial services arena.

Phone: 512.961.9824
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Mark Rosenstein

Executive Search Director

Mark joined JMFA as Executive Search Director for the recruitment services group in 2012.  He has been in the executive search and staff augmentation business for more than 20 years in a variety of roles including business development, division manager, contract and executive recruiter. Prior to that, Mark spent 10 years in the Savings & Loan industry as a Branch Manager, Group Manager and Internal Consultant.  He was a Project Manager for a firm that supplied resources to the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), including accountants, loan auditors, asset managers and paralegals, and assisted in the transition of employees when a financial institution was shut down.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University. 

Phone: 866.264.5017, ext. 122
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Brad Brawner

Executive Search Director

Brad has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and human resources in the financial industry.  His expansive network of executives has allowed him to become successful in the recruitment world as an Executive Search Director for JMFA.  Prior to joining JMFA, he spent 10 years as an owner of an insurance agency providing financial products across the board.  He is proficient in all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment of executives, contract placement, and employee relations. 

Brad received his BA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and formerly held his Series 6 and 63 certifications.

Phone: 866.264.5017, ext. 126
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Cole Banham

Executive Search Director

Cole joined JMFA as an executive search director in 2017, bringing with him a fresh perspective of what today’s banks and credit unions need as well as what top candidates are looking for. His responsibilities include identifying, recruiting, and screening C-suite level candidates utilizing his past recruiting experience and market knowledge of the financial industry.

Prior to joining JMFA, Cole specialized in IT recruiting within the end-user support realm. He has worked with a variety of industries in the Houston area, including oil and gas, medical, and financial. Cole graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business and Marketing Education. 

Phone: 866.264.5017, ext. 118
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