People: Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Cordes

62 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Taylor

53 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Treece

45 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the company and Guaranty Bank and Trust Company

Michael Hobbs

51 2011 President of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company

Cathy Goss

57 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Michael Noesen

48 2014 Executive Vice President - Business Banking

John Eggemeyer

68 2010 Independent Director

Keith Finger

66 2012 Independent Director

Stephen Joyce

65 2005 Independent Director

Gail Klapper

70 2007 Independent Director

Stephen McConahey

70 2012 Independent Director

W. Kirk Wycoff

55 2009 Independent Director

Albert Yates

72 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Cordes

Mr. Edward B. Cordes is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Guaranty Bancorp. Mr. Cordes is an owner and President of Cordes & Company, a consulting firm specializing in insolvencies and economic valuations. Mr. Cordes is also the owner and President of Cordes & Company Financial Services, Inc., which invests in farming, commercial property and oil and gas interests. He has been appointed as receiver or trustee in over 200 court actions. Mr. Cordes also serves as a director of the Bank. During his 35 years as a certified public accountant, Mr. Cordes has served in senior management positions with Ernst & Young and Cooperative Service Company. He holds a B.B.A. degree from Colorado State University and an M.A. Accountancy degree from the University of Nebraska. Mr. Cordes is a member of the Association of Insolvency Accountants, Turnaround Management Association and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He is also active in the Denver community by continued support of various charitable organizations and serves on the Colorado State Fair Board. He is past National Chairman of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Mr. Cordes brings extensive experience in accounting and workout situations to our Board, as well as leadership and risk assessment skills. In addition, his integral involvement in some of the communities that we serve provides the Board an important perspective.

Paul Taylor

Mr. Paul W. Taylor is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Guaranty Bancorp. Mr. Taylor was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company in 2011. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Bank. Prior to becoming the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Taylor was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer and Secretary of the Company (serving in one or more of those capacities since 2004). From 2000 to 2004, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s predecessor. During his 28-year banking and investment banking career, he worked for Alex Sheshunoff Investment Banking as a Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. He was also an investment banker with Century Capital Group, where he advised small businesses on mergers and acquisitions and financing. Mr. Taylor worked for KeyCorp for 12 years in both New York and the Rocky Mountain Region in numerous management positions and left the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Rocky Mountain Region. Mr. Taylor brings extensive experience in banking and executive management to our Board. Mr. Taylor’s experience as a leader in our market provides insight to our Board on the factors that impact both the Company and our communities. Moreover, Mr. Taylor’s day to day leadership and intimate knowledge of our business and operations provide the Board with company-specific experience and expertise.

Christopher Treece

Mr. Christopher G. Treece serves as Chief Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the company and Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, subsidiary of the Guaranty Bancorp. He also has served as a director of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company since 2009. Prior to being appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary in 2011, Mr. Treece served as the Company’s and the bank’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Treece worked at UMB Financial Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri, a multi-bank holding company, for approximately four years as Senior Vice President, Controller, Tax Director and Chief Accounting Officer. In this position, he managed the Corporate Finance, Tax, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Payroll departments and was responsible for internal controls over financial reporting. As Chairman of UMB’s Disclosure Committee, he worked closely with the Board’s audit committee. As the controller and chief accounting officer, he had interaction with the management reporting, investor relations, operations, facilities, human resources and the treasury departments. Prior to joining UMB, Mr. Treece worked for seven years at RSM McGladrey within the financial services group, working with over one-hundred community banks throughout Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Treece began his career at KPMG in Kansas City, where he worked over five years primarily with community banks as well as other financial institutions and several insurance companies.

Michael Hobbs

Mr. Michael B. Hobbs serves as President of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, subsidiary of Guaranty Bancorp. Mr. Hobbs is the President and a director of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, joining the Company in 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Hobbs served as Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group Investment Banking with St. Charles Capital, LLC, an investment banking firm. Prior to St. Charles Capital, Mr. Hobbs served in several positions with KeyCorp, including as (1) President of the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Utah and Idaho) from 2007 to 2009, representing and managing approximately $5 billion in assets and 110 branches, (2) President of the Colorado District for KeyCorp from 2005 to 2007, representing and managing approximately $2 billion in assets and 45 branches, (3) Regional Executive & EVP — Rocky Mountain Region Commercial Banking from 2003 to 2005, (4) Senior Vice President — McDonald Investments/Investment Banking from 1999 to 2003 and (5) Senior Vice President — Colorado Commercial Banking from 1996 to 1999.

Cathy Goss

Ms. Cathy P. Goss serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the company and Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of the Guaranty Bancorp. Ms. Goss served as Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking of the Bank. Prior to joining the Company in 2006, Ms. Goss worked at U.S. Bank for 21 years, ending in the capacity of Senior Vice President and Manager of the Commercial Banking team. Ms. Goss served in a management capacity at U.S. Bank since 1996, including five years during which (in addition to running a commercial team), she managed business banking lending groups in North Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Prior to 1996, Ms. Goss was a senior relationship manager, progressing into this role after two years of formal credit training at the beginning of her banking career.

Michael Noesen

Mr. Michael J. Noesen is a Executive Vice President - Business Banking of Guaranty Bancorp,. Mr. Noesen is Executive Vice President, Business Banking of the Bank and also has management reporting responsibilities for the Bank’s SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) loan department. Prior to being appointed Executive Vice President, Business Banking in 2011, Mr. Noesen served as Regional Vice President overseeing two of the Bank’s business banking regions. During that time Mr. Noesen implemented the Bank’s jumbo mortgage program and for a period also had management reporting responsibilities for the Bank’s trust department. Prior to joining the Bank in 2006, Mr. Noesen served as market president for U.S. Bank in Boulder, Colorado after serving for two years as a relationship manager. As market president Mr. Noesen held the primary leadership role for U.S. Bank’s Boulder operations and managed a commercial banking team. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 1999, Mr. Noesen worked at Wells Fargo which he joined in 1993 and where he was a relationship manager. Mr. Noesen began his banking career in 1991 after two years of formal credit training from American National Bank of Chicago.

John Eggemeyer

Mr. John M. Eggemeyer, III., is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp. Mr. Eggemeyer served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from 2004 to 2010. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Eggemeyer also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a co-founder and chief executive of Castle Creek Capital LLC, a merchant banking firm specializing in the financial services industry, and Castle Creek Financial LLC, a licensed broker/dealer. Mr. Eggemeyer serves as Chairman of the Board of PacWest Bancorp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of White River Capital, Inc. and a director of Heritage Commerce Corp. Mr. Eggemeyer also currently serves as a trustee of Northwestern University and on the Parent Advisory Board of Stanford University.

Keith Finger

Mr. Keith R. Finger serves as an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp., since February 7, 2012. Since 2007, Mr. Finger was a founder and has since been a principal of Monarch Natural Gas Holdings, LLC, a natural gas gathering and processing company, which is a portfolio company of Metalmark Capital LLC. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. Finger served as founder, principal and chief financial officer to several natural gas gathering, processing and marketing companies, including Cantera Natural Gas, LLC, Canyon Natural Gas, LLC, Highlands Natural Gas, Inc. and Mountain Gas Resources, Inc., each of which was a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and eventually sold. In the 1980s, Mr. Finger served as chief financial officer for two publicly traded oil and gas exploration companies, Ensource Inc. (NYSE listed) and Presidio Oil Company (AMEX listed). Prior to that, Mr. Finger was a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche for six years. Mr. Finger is currently a member of The Economic Club of Colorado and The National Association of Corporate Directors. He is also an active supporter of various Denver community charitable organizations. He holds a Masters of Taxation from the University of Denver and MBA and BS (Business & Economics) degrees from the University of Kansas. Mr. Finger also served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972, with two tours in South Vietnam.

Stephen Joyce

Mr. Stephen D. Joyce is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp. For the past 36 years, Mr. Joyce has been the owner and President of Supermarket Liquors, Inc., located in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he is active in the community. Mr. Joyce is also a 50% owner of Boomer Music LLC, also located in Ft. Collins. From 1987 to September 2005, Mr. Joyce served as a director of First MainStreet Financial, Ltd., most recently as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Joyce brings to our Board an understanding of the history and customer base of one of our previously acquired banks, as well as management expertise and leadership skills. In addition, his integral involvement in some of the communities which we serve provides the Board an important perspective.

Gail Klapper

Ms. Gail H. Klapper is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp. Since 1989, Ms. Klapper has served as the Member/Director of the Colorado Forum, a statewide, organization of chief executive officers and civic leaders who work on public policy issues related to Colorado. She is also the Managing Attorney of The Klapper Firm, and Manager of 6K Ranch and Tack. In 1976, she was appointed by President Ford as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior. After her term in Washington, Ms. Klapper served as a member of Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm’s Cabinet. Ms. Klapper currently serves on the Board of Great-West Funds, Inc., a subsidiary of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, as a Director of Gold, Inc., and as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the National Western Stock Show Association. Ms. Klapper received her B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College, and a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Colorado Law School.

Stephen McConahey

Mr. Stephen G. McConahey is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp, since March 20, 2012. Mr. McConahey is currently chairman of SGM Capital, LLC and co-founder and partner of Iron Gate Capital, a private equity investment firm. Previously, Mr. McConahey was president and chief operating officer of EVEREN Capital Corporation and its principal subsidiary, EVEREN Securities, Inc. Mr. McConahey began his career in the securities brokerage industry in 1977 when he joined Boettcher and Company in Denver, Colorado. At Boettcher, he was named chairman and chief executive officer in 1984. He joined Kemper Financial Services in 1985 shortly after Boettcher was acquired by Kemper Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. McConahey received a White House Fellowship and served as a program manager in the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also served as a member of President Ford’s senior White House staff as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. McConahey received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. McConahey is active in numerous national and community boards and advisory groups, and currently serves on the board of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Denver School of Science and Technology and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. He also currently serves on corporate boards of CalDak International, Great-West Funds, Inc., a subsidiary of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, and IMA Financial Group, Inc.

W. Kirk Wycoff

Mr. W. Kirk Wycoff is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp. Since 2007, Mr. Wycoff has been a managing partner of Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity fund focused on investing in community banks and thrifts throughout the United States. He has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial banking experience. Mr. Wycoff also serves as a director of the Company’s subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. He also serves as Chairman of Continental Bank Holdings, Inc., a director of Square 1 Financial, Inc., a director of Heritage Commerce Corp and a director of Porter Bancorp, Inc. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Wycoff served as President and CEO of Continental. From 1991 to 2004, Mr. Wycoff was Chairman and CEO of Progress Financial Corp., which was acquired by FleetBoston Financial Corp. in 2004. Mr. Wycoff earned his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College. Mr. Wycoff serves on the Board of Directors of non-profit corporations including the Continental Foundation, which raises money for less privileged children, and the Lincoln Center, which helps to provide alternative education programs for troubled youth and also helps families with life transitions.

Albert Yates

Dr. Albert C. Yates, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Guaranty Bancorp. Dr. Yates retired in June 2003 after 13 years as President of Colorado State University. He was also Chancellor of the Colorado State University System until October 2003, and is a former member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Denver Branch and the board of directors of First Interstate Bank. Since August 2003 he has served as a management and policy consultant to Bohemian Companies in Fort Collins, Colorado, and currently serves as a director of Level 3 Communications and of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Dr. Yates also served as a director of Adolph Coors Company from 1998 to 2005, a director of StarTek, Inc. from 2004 to 2011, a member of the board of trustees of the Berger Funds from 2001 to 2005, a director and Chairman of the Board of Centennial Bank of the West, a former subsidiary of the Company, from 2002 through 2004, and a director of Dominion Industrial Capital Bank from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Yates graduated magna cum laude from Memphis State University, with degrees in chemistry and mathematics. He earned his doctorate in theoretical chemical physics from Indiana University at Bloomington.

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