The Idaho First Difference

For many companies, this is cliche—for us, it’s fact. We celebrate building a team that takes their jobs personally and treats others as they want to be treated: with respect, empathy, patience and kindness. Because we understand banking needs are imperative to daily life and building a sustainable future, we go beyond the standard “check a box” for our customers.

 

We don’t take a formulaic approach. We ask questions, listen to the answers and provide the best plan and product mix to support clients’ individual successes while considering their time and resources. And though we offer convenient online resources to manage banking at their fingertips, we will not pass them off to an automated system. We walk alongside them when they need us most. From the first call...the first visit...the first account...the first loan, we are here. That’s not simply good ad copy...it’s what sets us apart. Because for us, People, and Community are always FIRST.

 

 

ABOUT US

At Your Service And On Your Side

Todd Cooper  | Chief Executive Officer and President

Todd has supported commercial lending in a wide variety of industries during his 30+ years in banking. His skill in asking the right questions helps customers find proactive funding solutions. Todd enjoys Boise’s welcoming business culture—rare in a city with a small-town feel. He enjoys working with local business leaders, generational owners of family businesses, and entrepreneurs. He balances his interest in the beautiful Idaho outdoors with playing rhythm guitar.

Bryan Furlong  | Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer

Bryan strives to find creative lending solutions that can truly help IFB clients succeed in growing their businesses. With 30 years of experience, he understands the importance of taking action to create progress. Bryan loves working with a dedicated team that cares about helping our local businesses thrive, because he knows that people are what matter. Spare time finds Bryan out mountain biking or hand-crafting wood into furniture.

Shannon Stoeger  | Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Shannon brings over 30 years of community banking experience which includes retail and small business banking, commercial lending, treasury management and executive leadership. Shannon holds a BBA in Finance from Boise State University, an MBA from Boise State University and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.  Shannon serves on the Board of Directors of Capital Matrix.

Stephen Speidel  | Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Steve is a licensed CPA with 10 years of experience in community banking.  He joined Idaho First Bank in 2015 as an Accounting Manager, was promoted to Controller in November 2016, and then CFO in June 2019.  For six years before joining the Bank, Steve provided audit and consulting services for community banks, while working for national CPA firm BKD LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and then Eide Bailly in Boise, Idaho.  He graduated with a BA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, in 2002.  Steve currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Idaho State Board of Education.

Stacey Divine  | Chief Marketing Officer

With nearly 25 years working as a top level executive in strategic marketing, mergers and acquisitions and communications for Fortune 500 companies, Stacey Divine founded Infuze Marketing to provide non-traditional marketing rhetoric that avoids all the white noise that comes from traditional marketing, Stacey had the good fortune to be part of the Idaho First Bank’s  initial development and has been part of the team in various marketing communications capacities ever since.  Her passions can be witnessed first hand through her commitment to family and community, building successful teams, creating personalized client experiences and improving generational business practices. Stacey believes in serving first and has had the good fortune to assist community efforts in numerous ways including as President of Stanford Youth Solutions, Healthy Moms and Babies and as a Council Member for the Department of General Services.

Spring Alexander  | Vice President, Compliance & Operations Officer

Spring brings 20 years of banking experience to her current role of overseeing the Bank’s Operations and Compliance programs. Within her role, she develops process efficiencies while simultaneously making sure the Bank stays in compliance. Spring, born and raised in Idaho, loves working for a local community bank with strong roots and an active presence in the communities in which the Bank serves. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, tending to her gardens, and knitting.

Dave Dickey  | Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Eagle

Dave brings his 30+ years of community banking experience to the Eagle community.  His strong financial savvy and knowledge enables him to provide a wide range of support services to meet the unique financial needs of small businesses in the beautiful Eagle area. Dave loves being part of a small community bank that truly serves the needs of the community and provides quick decisions—but he knows how to have fun, too. When he’s not working, you’ll find him with his family or out on the greens at one of Idaho’s stunning courses...or you may just find him jogging on the greenbelt.

Bob Buersmeyer  | Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Ketchum

Bob brings 30+ years of banking experience to Ketchum customers. He strives to be a caring advocate for customers by learning about their needs and goals, then proactively advising them on the banking options that will best meet their needs. Bob loves community banking not only for the personal relationships developed, but the fact that he is able to give back to the community he knows and loves. With five beautiful mountain ranges near Ketchum, Bob can frequently be found hiking, skiing or fly fishing—and enjoying fine food and wine afterward.

Aana Vannoy  | Senior Vice President, McCall/ New Meadows Area Market Leader

Aana started her community banking career with Idaho First Bank when it first opened in 2005.  She is passionate about working closely with her communities, clients and talented teams to find personalized solutions to encourage growth and success.   Aana enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, mountain biking, skiing and exploring.  Aana has served on the McCall Memorial Hospital District Board since 2018.

Chris Batt  | Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Nampa | NMLS #518384r

Chris loves community banking, where his team has the freedom to help customers find financial solutions that are in their best interests. A Canyon County native, Chris grew up on an Idaho hop farm before working in banking for the last 18 years. Nights and weekends find Chris cooking, mountain biking, or at his kids’ sports events—but not at the same time.

Steve Ferber  | Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Bend

Steve joined Idaho First Bank in 2020 and leads the bank’s Loan Production Office in Bend, OR. Steve has worked with commercial borrowers his entire career, and has a true passion for helping small businesses grow and become successful. Steve is excited to lead the team that brings Idaho First Bank's long community banking history of serving similar communities to Central Oregon. When not at work, you can find Steve in the great outdoors with his wife hiking, biking, occasionally skiing, and sometimes he even humbles himself by bringing his golf clubs out of the garage.

Steve Zabel  | Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Boise

Steve began his banking career at Idaho First Bank in 2006 as a Commercial Loan Officer. He currently serves as an SVP, Area Market Leader and oversees all leadership and management of the Boise market including lending, branch strategy, operations and market expansion. Steve is a long-term resident of Idaho and has a true passion for helping local businesses succeed. Steve’s passions extend beyond his professional life as he enjoys all of life’s adventures with his wife and two boys.

Meet The Team

Todd Cooper

Chief Executive Officer and President

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Bryan Furlong

Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer

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Shannon Stoeger

Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

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Stephen Speidel

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Stacey Divine

Chief Marketing

Officer

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Dave Dickey

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Eagle

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Bob Buersmeyer

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Ketchum

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Aana Vannoy

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, McCall/ New Meadows

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Chris Batt

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Nampa

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Steve Ferber

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Bend

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Steve Zabel

Senior Vice President, Area Market Leader, Boise

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Spring Alexander

Vice President, Compliance & Operations Officer

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Meet Our Board Of Directors

Our dedicated Board of Directors is strategically minded and community focused.

 

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Our Story

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We’ve put you first since day one. Here’s a glimpse at how we strive to serve and represent you.

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