James Geeslin currently serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Sales Officer for Extraco Banks, Waco, Texas. His areas of responsibility include Mortgage, Insurance, Trust, Marketing, Corporate Sales Support, Technology, Consumer Finance and Small Business. James is also responsible for Extraco’s retail customer experience. James is the Chair and/or serves on the following committees: Executive Committee, ALCO, Trust and Investment Committee, Senior Loan Committee, and Credit Management Committee. James is also the President and CEO of Extraco Consulting, a subsidiary corporation of Extraco Banks, providing retail models, strategic planning and multi-channel delivery solutions to banks and credit unions.
In June 2011, James Geeslin was presented the Model Banks of the Year Award from Celent, an international research firm specializing in banking, in recognition of Extraco’s multi-channel banking and branch innovation.
The BAI Maverick Banker of the Year 2011 was awarded to James Geeslin in October 2011. This award recognizes forward-looking, collaborative and open-minded leaders who drive business results and is presented by BAI, the financial services industry’s partner for breakthrough information and intelligence needed to innovate and stay relevant in an evolving marketplace.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from Texas Tech University, James Geeslin began his banking career at the Teller level leading to a full line of experience in the banking industry over the past 30 years.