Nicole Staudinger

President – Northern Colorado Market, FirstBank
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Nicole Staudinger is a Market President at FirstBank, Colorado’s second largest bank and the third largest privately held bank in the nation. As an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Staudinger oversees the bank’s Northern Colorado Market, which includes eight branch locations, over 120 employees and over $1B in assets.

Staudinger currently leads the bank’s Customer Development strategy, which includes a focus on sales training and customer relationship management of new and existing clients. Prior to being named Market President in 2015, Staudinger was responsible for consumer and commercial lending, opening new branches in the Northern Colorado Market, and has done extensive work in all aspects of affordable housing lending. Staudinger has helped form and served on FirstBank’s Affordable Lending Committee and has extensive experience with both debt and equity for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Staudinger is a highly active member of the community. She currently serves as the Chair-Elect for the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson for Fort Collins Housing Catalyst and is an active member of Homeward 2020 and the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball committee. She has also been active on the board and in the classroom for Junior Achievement.

Staudinger is a Colorado native. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Sedgwick County. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Colorado State University. She also holds a certificate in advanced bank coursework from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Nicole currently resides outside of Fort Collins, where she and her husband, Ty, are raising their four children, who are active in youth athletics and 4-H.