Management Team

Michael E. Bezanson,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Bezanson is the chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Patriot Bank, having more than 30 years experience in financial services, in both the public and private sectors.

After earning a Finance degree in 1978 from Eastern New Mexico University, Mr. Bezanson immediately began his banking career in Denver, Colorado, as an assistant national bank examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency, the supervisor of federally chartered banks, where he held several positions of responsibility, including commissioned national bank examiner, regional director for corporate activities, and field examiner, before joining Security National Bank in Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1984 as the bank’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Soon afterward, he assumed the title of president in 1987, and chief executive officer in 1990. After successfully restoring this troubled bank’s condition to profitability and high performance status, he was responsible for overseeing Security National Bank’s sale to Durant Bankshares of Durant, Oklahoma, in 1999.

One of the founding organizers and the initial president of Oklahoma National Bank, a de novo bank opened in January, 2000, Mr. Bezanson had direct oversight of the bank’s lending function during a period of unparalleled growth, and ultimately served as the bank’s chairman and CEO before leaving to take the helm at Patriot Bank. He also played a major role in negotiating the sale of ONB Bank to Central Bankcompany in April 2007, and managed many facets of the subsequent merger of ONB Bank with Community Bank later that year.

Mr. Bezanson has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of America and the American Red Cross, and has actively served on senior level committees for both the Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers Association. He has also been actively involved in leadership roles in numerous community and civic organizations.
 



Randall. W. Wimmer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Patriot Bank in October 2009, Mr. Wimmer served in a variety of financial positions, most recently for Regent Capital Corporation in Nowata, Oklahoma, as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Regent Bank. From 1999 to 2008, he worked for Regent Bank and Trust as executive vice president and chief financial officer before being promoted to president and chief operating officer, where he was responsible for the oversight of all bank functions, and reporting to regulatory agencies.

From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Wimmer was director of finance for First Data Corporation, responsible for all financial related functions for a Credit Card Customer Service, Credit and Collections service center.

Between 1979 and 1994, Mr. Wimmer held vice president positions at Bank of Oklahoma, N.A., in Tulsa, first as vice president of financial analysis in BOK’s finance division, and then vice president and manager of planning and analysis in the finance division.

Mr. Wimmer graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Accounting degree, with three years of continuing executive education at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Banking. He also took graduate coursework at the University of New Orleans.

He is professionally affiliated with the Oklahoma Bankers Association, the National Association of Bank Cost and Management Accounting, the International Facilities Management Association, and Lions International.