Leadership Life Series: Matt Vessely, Regional President, 1st Source Bank

Leadership Life Series: Matt Vessely, Regional President, 1st Source Bank
By: Kali Beatty, Stacey Kellogg Last Updated: July 10, 2020

Matt Vessely, Regional President at 1st Source Bank, has more than 29 years of diverse banking and management experience. The North Judson native started his banking career as a teller right out of high school, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who had a fruitful 40-year career in the industry. Vessely holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wabash College and a master’s in business administration with a finance concentration from Indiana University. He has served in senior vice president-level roles in business banking, commercial banking, and product management before leading this particular market at 1st Source Bank. In this series, he delves into the leadership influences on his career, and how a strong, positive company culture can positively affect the communities served by 1st Source Bank.

Leadership Life | Matt Vessely | Getting to know Matt Vessely

Right out of high school, Matt Vessely started his banking career as a teller in North Judson. After the positive influences of his grandfather - who had been in banking for 40 years - and solid guidance from his dad to pursue an honorable career, Vessely continued his journey in banking and now serves at a Regional President with 1st Source Bank. Learn what motivated him to pursue this career, and progress into leadership positions.

Leadership Life | Matt Vessely | Leadership inspirations

As a young athlete, Matt Vessely learned the value of discipline and the roots of servant leadership – working in the service of others. Then, and today, he draws inspiration from leaders who are genuine and humble.

Leadership Life | Matt Vessely | Culture at 1st Source Bank

Service, caring for others, doing things the right way – all are part of the 1st Source Bank culture that drew Matt Vessely to grow within the organization. It’s written in their values that associates will be in leadership positions in the communities they serve.

Leadership Life | Matt Vessely | Positive changes in community banking

While the fundamentals of community banking have stayed the same, changes abound in the way those at 1st Source Bank do business with customers, mainly on the technology side. Tellers went from showing people how to fill out deposits slips to helping customers with apps on their phones. The focus at 1st Source Bank has been to embrace leading-edge technology while maintaining the person-to-person skills required to assist customers with reaching their financial goals.

Leadership Life | Matt Vessely | Continuing education for financial wellness

Financial wellness covers a life-long approach to education and awareness of financial matters. The experts at 1st Source Bank are able to meet customers at whatever stage of life they’re in to provide guidance and support so they can get where they want to go in life, financially or otherwise. It’s all about trying to make the world a better place.