Executive Officers

MIKE PATE

“There is nothing more important to us than delivering exceptional customer service at each and every level of the organization. We are truly committed to performing and delivering at a higher level than our competitors, and providing an environment that is professional, trustworthy, accurate, and responsive.”

MIKE PATE

President and CEO

p: (402) 505-8500

d: (402) 916-1401

111 North 181st St.
P.O. Box 540126
Omaha, NE 68154-9772

NMLS # 472829

mpate@unitedrepublicbank.com

 EXPERTISE:

  • Organizational management
  • Strategic planning
  • New business development
  • Speaking and presentations
  • Commercial real estate
  • Business and professional banking
  • Commercial lending

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 40+ years' banking experience
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha
  • Colorado Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado – Boulder
  • National Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma - Norman

INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Spending time with family
  • Chairman Nebraska Bankers Association
  • American Bankers Association
  • Millard Public Schools Board of Education
  • Millard Public Schools Foundation
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce

 

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STEPHEN MCCOWN

“Customers are truly our top priority.  We deliver exceptional customer

service and focus on our customer's needs."

 Steve McCown

COO and Cashier

p: (402) 505-8500

d: (402) 916-1428

111 North 181st St.
P.O. Box 540126
Omaha, NE 68154-9772

smccown@unitedrepublicbank.com

EXPERTISE:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Bank Operations

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master in Business Administration - University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 30 years of banking experience

INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
  • Boy Scouts
  • Spending time with family
  • Active in church
  • Community volunteer

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LARRY MARINOVIC

"I am committed to providing my current and future bank clients with professional, reliable, and timely service to assist them in achieving their financial goals and enhancing the success of their business enterprise."

Larry Marinovic

Senior Vice President
Commercial Real Estate


p: (402) 505-8500

d: (402) 916-1432

111 North 181st St.
P.O. Box 540126
Omaha, NE 68154-9772

NMLS # 1198578

lmarinovic@unitedrepublicbank.com

EXPERTISE:

  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Real estate investment analysis
  • Commercial construction loan administration
  • Structuring financing of seniors housing projects

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • BSBA and MBA degrees from University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute
  • Graduate of ABA's National Graduate School of Real Estate Finance, Southern Methodist University
  • 40+ years of experience in commercial real estate industry, including 25 years in commercial banking
  • In excess of $400 million in commercial real estate loan originations
  • Commercial Real Estate Summit, Hall of Fame Class of 2008

INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Board Member, Sheltering Tree, Inc., (a non-profit organization serving the needs of developmentally-disabled adults in the Greater Omaha area)
  • Past Board Chairman, Neighbor Works Omaha (a non-profit, affordable housing organization)
  • Social Member, Happy Hollow Club
  • Classic films
  • Denver Broncos

 

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KATHIE SPARKS

“I use my years of banking experience to ensure the regulatory protection of both our clients and our bank. We value the trust our clients place in us and work daily to continue to earn that trust."

KATHIE SPARKS

Compliance Officer

p: (402) 505-8500

d: (402) 916-1403

111 North 181st St.
P.O. Box 540126
Omaha, NE 68154-9772

NMLS # 472832

ksparks@unitedrepublicbank.com

EXPERTISE:

  • Branch management
  • Operations
  • Client relationships
  • Compliance

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 30 years' banking experience
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln

INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Rotary International
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Travel

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RADEAN COX

“I’ll use my years of experience in banking to ensure our clients receive the personal service and products to meet their needs and expectations. We not only provide solutions, we treat customers with integrity and respect.”

Radean Cox

Senior Vice President Loan Operations

p: (402) 505-8500

d: (402) 916-1426

111 North 181st St.
P.O. Box 540126
Omaha, NE 68154-9772

NMLS # 1424668

rcox@unitedrepublicbank.com

EXPERTISE:

  • Loan Operations Management
  • Lending Compliance
  • Client Relationships

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 30 years' banking experience
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha

INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Community Service
  • Golfing and Gardening
  • Past Community Activites: Millard West High School Activities Committee, YMCA Coach, Millard Public Schools Volunteer, YWCA Focus Group

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DAVE ARKFELD  

"Mortgage lending is all about helping customers achieve their dream of home ownership, and making it a reality. My personal satisfaction is derived from helping my customers reach their goal as promised. Every transaction is important to me to deliver to my customers a closed loan file, and get them into their home." 

Dave Arkfeld

Vice President-Mortgage Division

p: (402) 916-1436

d: (402) 916-1400

c: (402) 880-8687

111 North 181st St.

P.O. Box 540126

Omaha, NE 68154-9772

NMLS # 290570

darkfeld@urbmortgage.com

EXPERTISE:

  • NMLS Individual License # 290570
  • Secondary Market Loan Origination
  • Client relationships
  • Business Development

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 19 years of secondary market loan origination
  • 23 years of banking experience
  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University, Omaha, NE

INTEREST/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Immediate Past Grand Knight, St. Roberts Bellarmine Council #10108
  • 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus
  • Current Nebraska Little League District 3 Administrator for Baseball & Softball
  • Member, Business Network International Built 4 Business Chapter Omaha, NE
  • Watching and/or attending professional and college sporting events
  • Spending time with friends and family

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