Roger Mericle thinks there are three key things a commercial lender needs to do to land a deal.
“Ask a lot of questions. Take a lot of notes. And come back to the bank to kick things around the table with 15 other experienced lenders,” he said. “By understanding your clients’ needs, and understanding what their goals are, you can put together a package that’s creative, outside the box.”
That’s the philosophy Mericle brings to his new post as senior vice president and commercial business lending manager at Fidelity Bank.
Mericle, 45, has more than 20 years’ experience in banking, including as a commercial lender and leader. He was most recently Wichita community bank president for Winfield-based CornerBank.
He replaces Jeff Ronen, who was promoted to president of Oklahoma Fidelity Bank.
Mericle, who grew up west of Wellington in the town of Mayfield, is a Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He also attended the Colorado Graduate School of Banking.