February 20, 2023

AZ Business Leaders

Az Business Leaders: Todd Gerber, WaFd Bank

Each week, we will profile an innovator featured in the 2023 edition of Az Business Leaders magazine. Today, meet Todd Gerber, regional president at WaFd Bank.

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Todd Gerber, regional president, WaFd Bank

Background: Gerber joined WaFd Bank in June 2019 and is currently the Arizona regional president, where he also leads the commercial and industrial team by working closely with Arizona businesses and residents, helping limit risk, maximize efficiencies and prepare for the unexpected. With over 28 years in banking, Gerber brings expertise in managing business accounts in industries such as manufacturing, retail and service, healthcare, nonprofit, government and construction.

Leadership style: "I would describe my leadership style as collaborative and empowering. Leading by example such as rolling up your sleeves and helping out whenever help is needed is very important to me as a leader."

Leadership values: "Honesty and integrity are core values to me as a leader. In the finance industry, we are entrusted with very sensitive information, so how we conduct ourselves is very important. We win as a team when everyone is more concerned with winning as a team rather than individually."

Best actor to play you in a movie "Steve Carell, because he could easily portray my dry sense of humor—so I am told."

About Az Business Leaders: AZ Business Leaders is an annual business-to-business publication that combines the who’s who of Arizona business community with their valuable leadership advice and knowledge. The magazine is published by AZ Big Media. To learn more about Az Business Leaders, contact Sheri Brown, director of sales.