Jim Reber is president and CEO of ICBA Securities, ® part of the ICBA Services Network® and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America®. Reber joined the company in 1990 and was elected president and CEO in 2005.
Prior to joining ICBA Securities, Reber was senior vice president and investment strategist of Vining Sparks IBG, a leading broker-dealer for institutional investors, now ICBA Securities’ exclusive broker. Reber also served as vice president of Union Planters Bank in Memphis.
With over 30 years of experience, Reber is a frequent speaker at bank conventions, seminars and conferences. He also writes a monthly investment column for the award-winning national magazine, Independent Banker®.
Reber is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. He is on the board of regents of the Paul W. Barret School of Banking and will serve as its chairman in 2017. Reber received a BS in accounting Magna Cum Laude from Christian Brothers University and serves on the Board of Trustees.