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John Schulte

Chief Digital Officer, Mercantile Bank

John is one of the original members of the team that founded Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ: MBWM) in 1997, a $5.1 billion asset business oriented community bank headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI with 45 locations.  Mercantile Bank has introduced a number of progressive online and mobile banking solutions and Fintech partnerships, including being the first bank to work with PayPal for mobile P2P payments, one of the first banks to launch a customer financial health chatbot solution with Abe.ai and MX, and being a founding member of the Alloy Labs Alliance and CHUCK payments network.  Previously serving as Chief Information Officer for over 20 years for the bank, John now leads the bank’s digital delivery strategies and transformation efforts as Chief Digital Banking Officer.  John is a graduate of Western Michigan University (BA in Finance) and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

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