Financial Institutions Inc., the parent company of Five Star Bank, SDN Insurance Agency and Courier Capital, promoted Scott Bader to senior vice president and chief information security officer of Five Star Bank. In his role, Bader will be responsible for the execution and evolution of the bank’s information and cybersecurity program as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.

“Scott is an exceptional and proven leader who I’m confident will help the bank achieve its strategic goals while ensuring customer and bank information is maintained in a highly secure manner,” Gary Pacos, chief risk officer of Five Star Bank, said. “Having led Five Star Bank’s technology function through significant growth during the past 15 years, Scott has strong technology experience, deep institutional knowledge and a keen understanding of the sophisticated threats facing the financial services industry today, all of which are key to supporting Five Star Bank and its affiliates into the future.”

Since joining the Five Star Bank in 2008, Bader has taken on steadily increasing responsibility in the information security and technology functions. From 2010 to 2014, as senior vice president and information security officer and technology services manager, he led the launch of the bank’s information security program. Since 2014, he has served as senior vice president and technology services director and played an role in the bank’s digital transformation.

Prior to joining Five Star Bank, Bader worked in progressive technology roles at retailer Chico’s FAS. Bader also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994, working on an international counterintelligence team.