Premier Financial

Premier Financial Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides various banking services. It offers various demand, checking, money market, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposits and certificates of deposit account registry service; and investment products. The company also provides residential and commercial real estate, commercial, construction, home improvement and home equity, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in the U.S. treasury and federal government agency obligations, obligations of states and political subdivisions, mortgage-backed securities that are issued by federal agencies, collateralized mortgage obligations, and corporate bonds. Further, the company offers property and casualty, life, and group health insurance agency services; mezzanine funding services; and online banking services, which include mobile banking, person-to-person payments, online bill pay, and online account opening, as well as the MoneyPass ATM network. It operates through 75 banking center offices and 12 loan offices in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The company was formerly known as First Defiance Financial Corp. and changed its name to Premier Financial Corp. in June 2020. Premier Financial Corp. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Defiance, Ohio.


Founded in 2011, Premier Financial has been providing financial services to individuals and small business owners for over 10 years. We have consistently been rated as providing the best value products and services for our customers, and have grown to become one of the largest providers in the industry.

Our mission is to empower individuals and small business owners with the financial tools and expertise to achieve financial success.

Our vision is to be the leading provider of financial services that helps our customers achieve their financial dreams and goals.

Key Team

Mr. Varun Chandhok (Exec. VP and Chief Information & Operations Officer)

Mr. Jason L. Gendics (Exec. VP of Retail & Bus. Banking of Premier Bank)

Alicia Miller (Communications & Marketing Mang.)

Mr. Matthew T. Garrity (Exec. VP & Chief Lending Officer)

Ms. Shannon M. Kuhl (Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec.)

Ms. Kathy Bushway (Sr. VP & Chief Marketing Officer)

Ms. Sharon L. Davis (Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer)

Recognition and Awards
Over the years, Premier Financial has won multiple awards for our innovative products and services. We have consistently been recognized for our commitment to customer service and our dedication to helping our customers meet their financial goals.

Premier Financial
Leadership team

Mr. Donald P. Hileman (Exec. Chairman)

Mr. Gary M. Small (Pres, CEO & Director)

Mr. Paul D. Nungester Jr. (CFO & Exec. VP)

Products/ Services
Financial Services
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Okemos, Michigan, United States
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0000946647
Net Income
100M - 500M
100M - 500M
Traded as
Sat Feb 24 2024

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