Josh RileyVice President, Corporate Banking at First Merchants Bank

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Josh provides bespoke banking solutions to a select portfolio of growth brands and best in class companies in the upper middle market and corporate space. Josh has broad experience in commercial lending, business and corporate banking and secured and unsecured credit.

Josh entered the financial services industry in 2002 after graduating from Ohio University with a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems. Josh began his banking career with The Huntington National Bank. While at Huntington, Josh was a member of the ideation team that conceived the “24 Hour Grace” overdraft relief system. Josh has received multiple banking honors and awards throughout his career for service and sales excellence. Josh joined First Merchants Bank as Vice President in April, 2018.

Josh has served as the treasurer and chairman of the board of directors of the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation. Josh was also the founder and director of the Columbus Donut Run, the organization’s largest fundraiser. Josh currently serves on the board of directors for The Salvation Army of Central Ohio and is the current chairman of the steering committee for The Salvation Army’s Need Knows No Season fundraising event. Josh resides in Worthington, Ohio with his spouse, Katie and two sons, Max and Theodore.

First Merchants Bank is a 128 year old bank headquartered in Central Indiana.  With $14 billion in assets, the bank’s footprint includes 124 branches in cities in and around Columbus, OH, Indianapolis and Muncie, IN, Chicago, IL, and Monroe, MI.


First Merchants is a full service bank specializing in :

·Commercial Banking  – with services such as treasury management, merchant card services, business financing

·Personal Banking –  services include traditional checking & savings accounts, residential mortgages for homes and vacation properties, personal loans

·Private Wealth Advisory – with a focus on: trusts, investments, 401(k) plans, profit sharing and pension plans, and succession planning.


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