The Face of Banking
Matt Reddin, EVP,
President of the Banking Enterprise
Simmons Bank began 115 years ago in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when on March 23, 1903, a local physician-turned-bank president, Dr. John Franklin Simmons, along with a handful of employees, first opened the doors to what was then called Simmons National Bank. At the end of that first day, deposits totaled $3,338.22 – a respectable start for a bank that would one day grow to become one of the largest publicly traded financial holding companies in Arkansas. Through the decades, Simmons has developed a full suite of financial products and services – from personal and business banking to investments*, trust and insurance** services, as well as a renowned low-rate credit card. Simmons has grown steadily to approximately $16.2 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2018) and today operates approximately 200 branch locations throughout Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
“Even as Simmons has grown to about 2,700 associates, we have always remembered our roots as a friendly neighborhood bank,” said Matt Reddin, Simmons’ executive vice president and banking enterprise president. “Simmons’ culture is all about dreaming big for our customers and communities. Associates engage every day with elementary schools, fire departments, food banks, and advocacy centers, and passionately partner with charitable foundations to empower our local communities. The warmth, community and personal touch that defines our culture is felt at every level of our company.”