David Becker is thought of one of many godfathers of the Indiana know-how ecosystem, having began and bought a number of tech companies over the previous 4 a long time. However he’s in all probability greatest recognized for his present effort, which broke new floor in a complete tech sector. In 1999, he launched First Web Financial institution of Indiana, an online-only financial institution that supplied typical financial institution providers without having to keep up any bodily branches.
First Web Financial institution lately handed $4 billion in belongings. Becker is 69 years previous and says he has no plans at hand over the reins of CEO and chairman, on condition that creating new services for the financial institution scratches his entrepreneurial itch. On this week’s version of the IBJ Podcast, Becker has a wide-ranging dialog with host Mason King, leaping from his motorcycle-trip bucket listing to what he’s finished to make the financial institution’s new headquarters in Fishers enticing to staff whereas the company world wrangles with the development of working from house.
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