How I can help you


  • Commercial banker for 42 years; retired in 2018.  
  • Spent  approximately 3/4 of my career catering to commercial business clients; 1/4 of career largely dedicated to agricultural clients
  • The last 16 years of my career were spent at STAR Financial Bank, a regional bank; Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending.  As to banking, I have been called the "go-to-guy" as it relates to various types of lending and industries.  Candidly, it's not hard to get that kind of tag if you do it long enough with a lot of passion.   
  • Commercial banking clients included manufacturing, warehousing, trucking, automobile dealerships, retailing, restaurants, service related businesses, not-for-profit, real estate, etc.  
  • Heaviest involvement over my career was with manufacturing clients, some of which were financed via non-conentional forms of financing such as asset-based financing, leasing, and SBA loans (7a/504).  
  • During much of my career, I was actively involved in mentoring colleagues, and especially younger folks looking to gain proficiency within the industry.
  • Grew up on a family farm in Wells County (IN), where we raised row-crops and hogs
  •  Curently, I'm an active retiree that loves to water-ski, hike, snow-ski, bike, read, invest, travel, and help (and hang with) family, friends, and relatives..  I'm easy-going, enjoy life, and am at a stage of my life where I have the time and desire to "give-back" via SCORE mentoring.  
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Finance & Insurance
  • Agriculture, Farming, Fishing & Hunting

  • Graduate of Southern Wells High School in 1972
  • Graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, 1976
  • Attended numerous marketing forums over my 42 year career


Steve Gilbert

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone