Skip Navigation Download Adobe® Acrobat Reader to view Portable Document Format (PDF).

Leadership Team

Kelly BarnettKelly Barnett – President

Mr. Barnett has over 26 years financial accounting and management experience. Prior to joining WebBank in 2006 and becoming President in March 2011, Mr. Barnett held senior level positions with Stearns Bank, Transportation Alliance Bank (Flying J), Triumph Gear (aerospace components) and Galileo Processing (card processing). His experience includes 16 years in capacities of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Director of Finance, of which he served 9 years as CFO for Transportation Alliance Bank and WebBank. Mr. Barnett has extensive experience in management, financial analysis, regulatory compliance, credit card processing and operations, budgeting and management reporting.

Jeff Berkson

Jeff Berkson – EVP Chief Risk Officer

Prior to joining WebBank in 2016, Mr. Berkson was the Chief Analytics Officer of Credit Risk Management Analytics, a Community Bank credit & ERM consultancy. He has also served as Chief Information Officer of Anchor Bank, a $5B in assets regional bank, and Clout Financial Services, a start-up student credit card issuer; at both institutions, he built risk management and business intelligence platforms.

Kevin LeitaoKevin Leitão – EVP Legal Counsel

Mr. Leitão joined the Bank in April 2018. He has 25+ years of experience as in-house and outside counsel and senior compliance leader. During his fifteen years in-house, he worked for several diversified financial services companies (GE Consumer Finance, Merrill Lynch, TIAA) and the FinTech mobile payments company, Softcard. Mr. Leitão has advised on, developed and led compliance, AML, privacy and data security programs for a diverse set of companies and clients, including through the development of risk-based and sustainable programs and processes.


Jason LloydJason Lloyd – EVP Strategy and Business Development

Mr. Lloyd has over 22 years of banking and financial services industry experience with companies such as CIT Group (CIT Bank) and Mitsubishi Corporation. He joined WebBank in 2008 and was initially responsible for the build out and growth of the Bank’s Strategic Partnership business unit. Mr. Lloyd has extensive experience in new business and strategic development, strategic and tactical business planning, deal structure and implementation, major account development and management, strategic alliances and partnerships, and pricing strategies and product introduction. Mr. Lloyd is actively engaged in strategy, M&A, capital markets, and new client development activities.


Erik CannonErik Cannon – SVP Due Diligence and Implementation


Mr. Cannon has worked in the Fin-tech, Banking, and Credit Card industries for over 18 years, with a particular emphasis in B2B financial products. He joined WebBank in 2016 and directs the integration of new partner relationships for the Bank. His experience includes organizations such as CAN Capital, American Express, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mr. Cannon has extensive experience in international operations, strategy development, relationship management, product development, and design, optimization, and implementation of complex business systems and processes. He holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.E. from Cornell University. 


Nicole CushingNicole Cushing – SVP Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Cushing has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry across finance, operational risk, internal controls, consumer regulatory and anti-money laundering. Ms. Cushing leads the Bank’s compliance department. Prior to joining WebBank, Ms. Cushing built the Compliance Testing Program for American Express. She holds CRCM and CAMS certifications.
Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson – SVP Strategic Partner Oversight


Mr. Jackson has over 17 years of banking and financial services industry experience.  Prior to joining WebBank in 2012, Mr. Jackson worked in the mortgage industry for companies including Flagship Financial and New Freedom Mortgage, with a focus on operations and compliance as well as creating and overseeing a large network of branching operations. Mr. Jackson has extensive experience supporting, developing and overseeing strategic partnerships and third-party risk. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business.

James Peterson

James Peterson – SVP Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Petersen has over 16 years of experience in various risk management roles within the financial services industry, with a focus in credit risk management.  Prior to joining the Bank in 2015, Mr. Peterson worked in the Auto Finance space with TD Bank, Chrysler Financial, and DaimlerChrysler Financial, most recently serving as the Vice President of Credit Strategies at TD Auto Finance. Mr. Petersen has extensive experience in credit strategy management and credit risk governance.



Darin Petty

Darin Petty – SVP Payments

Mr. Petty has over 25 years of financial service industry experience in cards, payments, transaction processing, risk and fraud, call center management and process and project leadership. He is also a Six Sigma Blackbelt. Mr. Petty has held strategic senior positions for companies including Discover Card, GE Capital Financial, CitiGroup, Dell Financial Services, Galileo Processing and most recently Cardplatforms. Mr. Petty has architected, designed and developed award winning financial technology platforms, as well as been an integral player in multiple fund-raising rounds. Mr. Petty has extensive experience in and currently responsible for managing day to day compliant payment operations. 



Steve StanfordSteve Stanford – SVP Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Stanford oversees the accounting and financial reporting at the Bank. Mr. Stanford joined WebBank in 2007. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Stanford was in public accounting, focusing on public company reporting and the financial services industry. Mr. Stanford is a certified public accountant.