For more than two years, Keith Moyer tried corporate banking, working for one of the nation's largest investment banks, JP Morgan.
The Mullinville native and longtime Wichita banker said Thursday that he wanted to get back to dealing with local clients.
Moyer, 45, has been hired by Sunflower Bank as its vice president of treasury services, specializing in commercial cash management.
Sunflower made the announcement Thursday, although Moyer was hired last month.
"We're to a size where we're trying to increase and add to our capabilities — personnel and products," said Jim Faith, Wichita market president of the $1.8 billion Salina-based bank. "We didn't have a big hole that we were necessarily looking to fill. It was just sort of the right person at the right time."
Moyer's role encompasses all of the bank's territory — it has 34 offices in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri — but his office will be at the bank's main Wichita branch downtown.
Moyer left his job in 2007 as manager of treasury services for Commerce Bank in Wichita for a similar job at JP Morgan.
At JP Morgan his clients were Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Chemical, DuPont and Monsanto.
Even though he had an office in Wichita, he was traveling frequently to New York, Connecticut and other distant states.
"It was a great experience," he said of his time at JP Morgan.
But he was ready to get back to working for a smaller bank and working with local clients.
"That's really what it came down to, what do I want to do," Moyer said.
Moyer's job in treasury services began in 1994, when he was hired by the former Fourth Financial Corp. —the holding company of the former Bank IV — as cash management sales officer. It was at Fourth Financial where Faith and Moyer first met.
"I feel fortunate to have Keith," Faith said. "With his expertise he will bring a lot to our customers."