Joshua RowlandChief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman at Lead Bank
Josh Rowland is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Lead Bank, a community-minded, independent commercial bank headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, serving clients digitally throughout the United States. Josh serves in multiple management roles at the Bank, including membership in the Bank’s Executive Committee, Loan Committee, and oversight of the Bank’s marketing and technology functions. He is also the President and CEO of Lead Financial Group, the holding company.
Josh was named a “Top 10 Most Innovative CEOs for 2018” by INV Fintech as well as ICBA 2018 Community Banker of the Year for the Central region. He is a featured speaker at national banking conferences, presenting at Bank Innovation 2018, Lend Connect 2018, and FinTechTalents 2020.
Josh received his Bachelor of Art degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and a PhD. in English Literature from Yale University. Subsequently, Josh graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College Law School, and prior to joining Lead Bank in 2008, Josh practiced law as a commercial litigator, focusing on securities defense work at two American Law 100 firms.
Josh currently serves on the boards of MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, where he serves as board chair, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Kansas City Symphony.