President and Chief Lending Officer at Columbus First Bank
- Resides in Dublin, Ohio
- “Our focus remains squarely on serving the small business community in Columbus with expert knowledge and top-class service.”
John Smiley is one of the co-founders of Columbus First Bank and serves as its President and Chief Lending Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in commercial real estate and medical/dental lending.
John's career began over 20 years ago as a loan officer with State Savings Bank, where he worked for 11 years. He went on to work at Commerce National Bank as a loan officer and was one of the original employees of Prospect Bank, which was later sold to Sky Bank.
John has been active in the Columbus business community throughout his entire life, and was the founding member of the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, he was awarded the Community Capital Development Corporation's "Banker of the Year."
A native of Columbus, John is a graduate of Bishop Watterson High School and The Ohio State University. He currently resides in Dublin, Ohio.
The Board discusses the vision for Columbus First Bank