Superior National Bank advances technology expertise

John Vander Velde named Chief Information Officer.

Superior National Bank continues to advance its expertise in technology and information systems. The bank is proud to name John Vander Velde as Chief Information Officer to lead Superior National’s information technology efforts for its growing network of banking locations in Upper Michigan and Southeast Michigan.

Vander Velde has 24 years of experience leading information technology processes and systems in banking, enterprise software and venture capital. He has served as North American IT Manager for Cordys Business Operations, CIO for The Bank of Holland, Michigan and The Bank of Northern Michigan in Petoskey and Director of Business Systems for Chemical/TCF Bank. Vander Velde is a recognized expert in Banking Technologies and an award-winning systems conversion program manager.

“As an early adopter of virtual technologies and cloud computing, John brings Superior National a vast amount of knowledge in information technology and systems”, says Mike Hauswirth, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As information technology demands are accelerated, John’s expertise will advance our platforms, including new products and services for our customers” added Hauswirth.

As a Michigan native, Vander Velde is looking forward to continuing his career with a Michigan-based community bank. “Superior National’s community focused banking model is robust with great leadership, management continuity and superior customer relationships” says Vander Velde. He adds, “I‘m excited to join this excellent organization and look forward to working with the entire team to grow value for customers at every branch in every market we serve.”

Founded in 1890, Superior National Bank is headquartered in Hancock and has nine locations across Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties.