Robert M. Kottler started his new role as Executive Vice President of Whiteclay, a leading provider of Banking software and solutions company, after a 37-year banking career. In his role, he will be responsible for regional bank relationships and partnership opportunities.
Prior to the merger of Iberiabank and First Horizon, Bob was Executive Vice President and director of Retail, Small Business and Mortgage for IberiaBank. In this role, Bob was responsible for the retail segment, including digital sales and service, direct bank and call centers, retail operations, product management, payments including debit and credit cards, branch support, small business and mortgage.
Prior to joining Iberiabank, Bob was Executive Vice President for Small Business Banking for Capital One Bank. In that role, Mr. Kottler was responsible for developing the Small Business Banking strategy and profit and loss management in the markets where Capital One’s banking business operates, including Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, DC, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
His previous roles at Capital One included leading the branch, branch real estate and business banking functions in the “de novo” markets, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and several other communities.
Prior to the merger of Capital One Financial Corporation and Hibernia Corporation in November 2005, Mr. Kottler served as Hibernia’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Support Officer.
In May 2003, Mr. Kottler was named Chief Sales Support Officer and Senior Executive Vice President. He was responsible for all sales support functions, including marketing, product management, delivery channel management, and loan and branch operations, payments and digital, as well as consumer and small business lending.
Mr. Kottler joined Hibernia in 1983. A Cleveland native, he has 37 years of banking experience and has served in several management positions, including Manager of the Small Business Banking Center, Small Business Banking and Marketing and Delivery Channel Management.
Mr. Kottler earned his B.S. in management and his M.B.A. from Tulane University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Banking, Consumer Bankers Association, at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Kottler has served on the boards of CBA and BAI and past chair of the Board of Directors for the Consumer Bankers Association. He is also a former Director of CFED, SBFE and past member of MasterCard’s debit board. He also serves on the President’s Council and Business School Council at Tulane University and also the boards of The LA/MS chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and New Orleans Community Sailing.