For a second time, the Idaho Business Review is recognizing outstanding financial professionals across the state whose fiscal work has set the pace for their companies and our region.
Honorees were chosen for their leadership skills, awards and achievements, community involvement, ability to set and make goals and for their “wow factor.” The selection committee comprised six previous Money Maker honorees. They scored nominees one to five in each category, with five being the highest.
“I was happy to see so many nominees come from outside the Treasure Valley,” said Jeffrey Souza, principal at Raymond James Financial Services, and a 2013 Money Makers honoree. “The depth and breadth of experience that we have throughout our industry within the state is really impressive.”
Debbie Cleverley, vice president of Idaho Independent Bank, was also a selection committee member and former Money Makers honoree. “I had no idea that the task would be as difficult as it was. The talent, the commitment to industry, community, family and others, the hard work and long hours, the sheer devotion to make lives better by doing what they do well was overwhelming,” she said. “What I thought would be a piece of cake became an extremely difficult task. Congratulations to some very talented individuals who are now Money Makers.”
In 2013, 15 were named as Money Makers honorees. This year, with the number of nominees and applicants increased by 50 percent, 25 – those with the highest scores – will be recognized in four categories: nine in banking, three in corporate, nine in investment and four in professional.
Also new this year: the IBR will be awarding one financial professional, who scored a perfect score of 25, with The Midas Touch award. The honoree for this award will be named at the awards event.
All honorees will be profiled in a special magazine published with the IBR April 17. The awards event is at the Eighth and Main building, on the 17th floor in the Idaho Room on April 16. The event is open to the public and tickets for the event are available on the IBR website: https://www.regonline.com/2015ibrmoneymakers
2015 IBR Money Makers
Jerry Bartels, CFO, secretary, treasurer, Industrial Ventilation Inc., Nampa
J.T. Jones, CFO, Fisher’s Technology, Boise
Shelly Sayer, CEO, CFO, Premier Technology Inc., Blackfoot
Edward L. Bodily, CPA, CVA, Little-Morris LLP, Boise
Peter Butler, principal, Valtrend LLC, Eagle
Jay Holmes, CPA, owner, Blueback Accounting, Boise
Robert LeRoy Seaman, director of fiscal affairs, board treasurer, Twin Falls School District No. 411, Twin Falls
Brad Christensen, wealth management advisor, Yellowstone Partners, Ammon
Lisa M. Derig, partner, wealth management advisor, Headwaters Wealth Management, Boise
Darby Heidemann, wealth management advisor, Northwestern Mutual, Boise
Ian Jameson, director, American Capital Advisory, Ketchum
Kevin Learned, founding director, Venture College, Boise State University, Boise
Jennifer Leonard, vice president of impact investing, The Caprock Group, Boise
Donald L. Reiman, president and founder, Echelon Group, Boise
Brad Stith, finance, legal and business operations executive recruiter, Quest Groups LLC, Boise
Shane M. Zenner, financial advisor, certified financial planner, Edward Jones Investments, Mountain Home
Travis Kaul, senior vice president, Idaho commercial banking regional manager, Columbia Bank, Sandpoint
Philip “Flip” Kleffner, senior business relationship manager, Wells Fargo Bank, Boise
Kathryn Lorenz, vice president and SBA commercial lender, Mountain West Bank, Boise
Don Melendez, Idaho Regional Banking President, Wells Fargo, Boise
Michael M. Mooney, president – Idaho Region, Bank of the Cascades, Boise
Dan Price, community banking president, Mountain West Bank, Division of Glacier Bank, Meridian
Thomas F. Prohaska, president, Idaho Trust Bank, Boise
Kelly Robertson, senior vice president, director of commercial banking, Western Idaho Region, Zions Bank, Boise
Tom Van Hemelryck, Idaho Region president, Washington Federal, Boise