Gibson has hired Mike Cahill as chief financial officer and Fort Wayne market president, the company announced Jan. 7.

Cahill has a diverse background with extensive leadership experience in multiple industries including banking, insurance, finance, real estate, and health care, according to the announcement. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards.

In this role at Gibson, Cahill will be responsible for financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, developing and fostering key stakeholder relationships, and serving as a member of the leadership team.

He will also work closely with several of Gibson’s industry niches including banks and financial services.

Additionally Mike has joined the ownership group at Gibson, becoming a principal.

“In the last 5 years Gibson has doubled in sized and entered new markets,” said Ron Turpin, former Gibson CFO. “I couldn’t be more excited where we are going as a company; particularly in the capable financial hands of Mike Cahill; someone I have been privileged to work with for many years.”

Cahill said in the announcement, “It is hard to believe that I first came in contact with Gibson back in 2006. Having been on the board of advisors for the company, being the person who introduced Ron Turpin to Gibson, and believe it or not, helping Gibson locate in downtown Fort Wayne years ago, has made this opportunity additionally exciting for me. Ron is a person of high intellect and integrity, along with being a friend, which makes the transition fun and seamless. I look forward to being part of a culture I enjoy, a strategy I believe in, and a team of bright, energetic people who make it happen.”

Prior to joining Gibson, Cahill was the president of banking services for Ruoff Home Mortgage. He has held numerous leadership positions including, president and CEO at Physicians Health Plan, CEO of the AWS Foundation, and president and CEO at Tower Bank & Trust Company.

He is the board president for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, and a board member of the AWS Foundation and its NFP operating subsidiary, Benchmark Human Services. Additionally, he is on the board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Dupont Hospital, Indiana Tech, and the incoming chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

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