CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 3, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- Kirsten
Muetzel has been named as the President of Blue
Ridge Bank's Fintech Division. Ms.
Muetzel is responsible for overseeing the Fintech Division,
managing a portfolio of partners, strengthening regulatory
compliance, and working to advance Blue
Ridge's fintech strategy as a leading partner of choice for
Banking as a Service partners.
"I am thrilled to welcome Kirsten to our team," said
Brian K. Plum, Chief Executive
Officer of Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. "Kirsten is a respected thought
leader in the industry, and she brings the perfect combination of
banking supervision experience coupled with fintech industry
knowledge and business acumen. Her knowledge base has been
cultivated as a banking regulator working with banks in the fintech
space, to being an executive at a fintech, to consulting for banks
increasing their efforts in the space. Kirsten will be
instrumental as we continue building the necessary infrastructure
to support current partnerships while preparing the foundation upon
which to build future success."
"I am excited to join the tech-forward team at Blue Ridge Bank
and help shape the future of community banking. There continue to
be significant opportunities for banks to develop relationships
with fintech firms and create new revenue streams while in turn
enhancing products and services to existing customers."
Said Kirsten Muetzel, "Community
banks are uniquely positioned to make a positive impact in their
local markets while also reaching new markets through these
partnership activities. Many of these fintech arrangements are
focused on improving access to financial services, which can make a
real difference in someone's day-to-day life, and thereby inspires
Muetzel brings over a decade of experience working with the
Federal Reserve system, including supervising banks involved in
BaaS and related partnerships. Additional experience includes being
a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for fintech
companies. Prior to working with the Federal Reserve, Ms. Muetzel
worked at Goldman Sachs and Arthur Andersen. She holds a B.S.B.A
degree in Accounting from the University of
Arizona, an MBA from Columbia Business
School, and a Master of International Affairs from
Columbia University. Ms. Muetzel has
maintained an active role in volunteering with numerous
organizations throughout her career.
About Blue Ridge Bank:
Blue Ridge Bank, N.A., is the
wholly owned banking subsidiary of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc (NYSE
American: BRBS). Blue Ridge Bank
provides a wide range of financial services including retail and
commercial banking, payroll, insurance, card payments, wholesale
and retail mortgage lending, and government-guaranteed lending.
Visit mybrb.bank to learn more. Blue Ridge
Bank was named one of America's Best Small Banks by
Newsweek. The Bank also received a 5-star rating from Bauer
Financial, the nation's leading independent bank rating firm.
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