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Financial Industry and Payments Veteran Exec. Robert Keil Joins Sutton Bank


By: Rhonda Martin, VP, Marketing

ATTICA, Ohio--Sutton Bank recently announced that Robert C. Keil has joined the Bank and Sutton Payments as SVP, Chief Payments Officer. Robert will provide strategy, direction and growth initiatives to Sutton Bank’s existing Payments business lines as the Bank continues to expand its products and services to the market.

“Robert is a proven leader in the Payments and Financial Services industry with over 20 years of management experience. He brings a wealth of experience, contacts and knowledge to Sutton Bank, as we continue to grow and expand in the Fintech payments space, and will provide leadership to Sutton in all aspects of our Prepaid and Payments organization. His leadership will also positively impact our technology, our systems and processes, and more importantly the growth and expansion into new payments business lines,” stated Tony Gorrell, CEO. “At Sutton Bank, we strive to help our customers reach their financial goals while aiming to be the top bank of choice within the communities we serve; the Payments market being one of those communities we serve” added Gorrell.

Robert most recently served as VP for Fintech and Emerging Payments for a global fintech and payments company. He was responsible for the go-to-market strategy, business development and new sales for issuer processing (Prepaid, Debit and Credit), gateway processing as well as several ancillary services such as card production and personalization. Over the years he gained in-depth knowledge of the payments industry and built an extensive professional network.

Sutton Bank, an Ohio-based independent, community bank, was founded in 1878 and has grown into a top-performing community bank, as recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America. Payments has been a core banking product for Sutton Bank since the late 1990’s. Since that time, Sutton has issued hundreds of card programs, building strong partnerships with card networks, processors, and program managers, and has been transitioning from an issuing organization to a payments facilitator. Sutton Bank is now one of the largest card issuers in the country.