Jim Smitherman

Jim Smitherman
Executive Coach & Client Advisor

Office: (704) 663-2544
Mobile: (704) 631-4960

Jim brings more than 33 years of expertise in the financial services industry to his role as an executive coach and client advisor for Vitex.   Jim is a proactive supporter and manager of change and personal and professional growth. He is an articulate communicator and published writer with the ability to cultivate positive attitudes and trust among employees, clients, and prospects.

Jim comes from Security Bank as President & CEO which, with vision and leadership, he helped grow from a $50 million company to approximately $1 billion dollar bank in less than 10 years, that consistently earned high performance rankings and ratings. He led, mentored and oversaw a wide range of the bank’s primary functions – from operations and human resources to lending, technology, marketing and more.

Areas of Expertise include: All areas of Senior Executive Management, Exemplary Leadership, Mergers and Acquisitions, Revenue Growth, Alternative Financing, Consumer & Commercial Lending, Goal Setting, Keynote Speaking, P&L Oversight, Portfolio Management, Strategic Growth Planning, Policy Development, and Regulatory Compliance

Jim is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and the Texas Tech School of Banking, having also studied economics at Arkansas Tech University.

The passion Jim shares for his business clients also extends throughout the community with his involvement as director and/or president in more than 10 city organizations such as the Lion’s Club, Jaycees, Crimestoppers and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of West Texas, an organization devoted to abused and neglected children. Whether he is serving in the financial services industry or community organizations; coaching track and field for Midland Christian School; or serving as lay preacher and Bible class teacher for Northeast Church of Christ in Odessa, Jim is always seeking to build lasting relationships for the better.

Jim and his family were honored as the 2011 Family of the Year by the Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas. He is a successful manager, mentor, coach, husband and father of three children, and he and his wife, Tammy, have been married thirty four years.