Jim Maloney

Mark Martinez

EVP & Chief Credit Officer

Mark J. Martinez is a seasoned community banker having worked in the industry since 1977. Most recently he served as shareholder, Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President of Arizona based Horizon Community Bank, Inc. from August of 2011 until the bank was sold in September of 2022. Prior to that he had worked in the Denver banking market. He served as founder, Regional President and Chief Lending Officer of Solera National Bank, N.A. in Lakewood, CO.

Previously, he served as a de facto Market President for IronStone Bank, a subsidiary of First Citizens Bank based in Raleigh, NC that specialized in delivering banking services to the healthcare sector. He established their de novo presence in the Denver market and exercised considerable autonomy in decision making, growth development, policy and oversight of all functional areas and operations. He grew their market presence to four locations while in that role. That position was preceded by his role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services of Heritage Bank in Louisville, CO. At Key Bank (a super-regional institution), from 1995 to 2001 he served as Sr. Vice President in the capacities as manager of both its Colorado Community Banking and Business Banking divisions. He was responsible for the management of all Key’s Community banking operations in Colorado through a 27-bank delivery system overseeing nearly 400 employees. At Norwest Bank (a super-regional institution), from 1989 to 1995, he held several positions including responsibility for building a portfolio of Corporate Banking clients in energy and minerals related sectors.

Throughout his career he has been actively engaged in serving the communities in which he did business. Most notably, he was appointed by Colorado Governor Bill Owens and confirmed by the Colorado State Senate to the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver, ultimately serving for nearly eight years. He subsequently served on its Foundation Board for two years.