Spotlight on Banker Todd Grady
Work is Never Done
The work is never done concept is something that Portfolio Manager Todd Grady understood early in life and he is just fine with that. Growing up in Phoenix, Todd woke up each morning to deliver more than 100 newspapers (rain or shine) for two years, starting at the age of 11. He understood that the early morning job he accepted at a young age would build a solid foundation for a strong worth ethic.
Fast forward to today; working at Republic Bank of Arizona (RBAZ), Todd brings a positive work attitude along with that strong work ethic to support his role as portfolio manager and underwriter for RBAZ.
Todd has advanced over the course of his 26-year banking career from his first assignment in banking in the retail branch banking system. A business major with emphasis in finance, Todd’s banking career has been wide and varied. “There isn’t much I haven’t done,” says Todd, and he is willing to share his experience and knowledge with anyone on his team that could use a hand at RBAZ.
The journey did not end in the retail banking sector. Todd later moved into commercial operations, which was just a start toward building a solid treasury management background along with gaining the building blocks and exposure to expand into the commercial and business banking lending. The road journeyed has been very fulfilling for Todd and has given him the skills needed to be a strong team player for RBAZ.
Today Todd continues to grow with RBAZ. The work in the area of portfolio management and underwriting allows him the opportunity to work very closely with all areas of the bank to understand the customer need and support the Bank as RBAZ continues to grow. “I enjoy the small business banking environment and assisting small to mid-sized businesses grow,” said Todd.
“Here at Republic Bank of Arizona, I’m entrenched in all aspects of a loan deal. It is great fun working with the other bankers, lending support staff and frontline staff that work very hard every day to make banking with RBAZ the best it can be.” With the support from senior management and the good people he works with, Todd continues to be inspired to pass along any assistance he can give to others.
“Todd is the quintessential team player,” said Amy Lou Blunt, RBAZ’s chief credit officer. “He has a long tenure in banking and brings a very diverse background in treasury management and credit. He also has a great sense of humor, which we very much value.”
Making an Impact
Todd has a long history of community involvement including roles of chair or co-chair for local non-profit agencies, supporting the local United Way in various ways, and donating personal time assist local non-profit agencies when extra hands are needed. His commitment to helping others in almost every aspect of his life makes him an ideal fit for Republic Bank of Arizona’s team of dedicated and community-minded bankers.