Daily News: August 19, 2016

Sullivan to Lead Commerce Bank Expansion to Indianapolis


Commerce Bank will establish a commercial banking office in Indianapolis led by Brian Sullivan, senior vice president of Commerce Bank. Sullivan is joined by Todd Gailar, equipment finance specialist, as well as Rob Perdue, Jerry Hansen and Tammy Goodyear from Commerce’s automated payment solutions group.

Sullivan is responsible for expanding existing client relationships and growing Commerce Bank’s commercial banking activities throughout the state of Indiana. He brings extensive knowledge in the areas of senior debt solutions, mergers and acquisitions and cash management to the team.

Robert Holmes, president and CEO of Commerce Bank’s St. Louis market, said, “Indianapolis is a leading economic city with a strong business community. Commerce is excited to join this thriving marketplace and bring our sound legacy and values to an area of like-minded business owners and professionals. At Commerce, we are committed to delivering solutions to help businesses succeed. The success of Commerce, which continues today under fifth and sixth generation family leadership, has been dependent on a relationship-focused approach to doing business and we look forward to serving the Indiana market in this same way.”

Sullivan brings more than 20 years of experience in middle market commercial banking to Commerce Bank.