Quontic, the adaptive digital bank based in Manhattan, has added Mike Lantz, as chief people officer, a newly created position to further accelerate Quontic's reputation as a destination employer. Lantz is charged with fostering a culture where people can grow and develop professionally and be part of the team that sets the pace for innovation in banking.
As a 25-year veteran developing talent, he spent nearly eight years as the chief learning officer for Defenders, where he led various teams including recruiting, training, compensation/benefits, and more. Lantz most recently served as the CEO and founder of Indianapolis-based ML Talent Strategies. In 2016, his efforts earned a spot as the 17th top training company in the world by Training Magazine.
Other professional positions include the 10-year ownership and the operation of LQ Performance Strategies, a full-service talent strategy firm, that served over 250 different companies in 31 industries with customized employee development solutions for sales and leadership. Lantz has also served as vice president of training & development at the F.C. Tucker real estate company and director of public relations for USA Baseball.
"Quontic has made significant strides envisioning what a community bank could be and where the brand wanted to go next," said Steve Schnall, Quontic’s founder, and CEO. "This started for us by hiring a chief innovation officer about 18 months ago, which is a rare position in community banks and fueled a rapid period of growth and expansion on the national level. We realize that change is driven by our people and that ultimately Quontic is as good as our team. Under Mike's leadership, we will double down on our culture and people. He is a natural fit with Quontic's innovative culture and we are confident that he will elevate the work experience for every member of our Quontic team and attract a new generation of talent to our organization."
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