Greenleaf Trust, a Kalamazoo-based independent Michigan-chartered trust-only bank, announced Bill Feldmaier is joining the company as managing director of southeast Michigan located in its Birmingham office.
“We are thrilled to have Bill join the Greenleaf Trust team and add a proven leader to build momentum in Birmingham,” says Michael Odar, president and CEO of Greenleaf Trust. “Our company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and with the strong leadership qualities that Bill brings to our team, I know he will continue to propel us forward.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the institutional pension, 401k, and retirement space, Feldmaier will be responsible for market strategy, business development, and leadership of the Greenleaf Trust’s Birmingham office. He will be working throughout southeast Michigan to grow the firm’s personal trust, family office and retirement plan business.
Feldmaier joins Greenleaf Trust from Lord, Abbett & Co., where he was a director of consultant relations. He has also held senior national sales leadership roles at Transamerica, CUNA Mutual Group, and Comerica Bank.
“I have followed the success of Greenleaf Trust for the past six years and admired their client centric service model, commitment to local communities and organizational culture,” says Feldmaier. “After 22 years of national travel, it was time to make some halftime adjustments. I reflected on what is most important for the second half, family, and organizational culture.
“There truly is no better feeling than taking on a new role that aligns perfectly with my personal and professional goals. Serving clients, leading teams, and connecting people have been the most rewarding aspects of my career. That is what Greenleaf Trust represents for me, and I am ecstatic to be back in my hometown of Birmingham where I will have the ability to connect with leaders in the business community, give back to the local area, and be part of an amazing team.”