Build the bank from the ground up.
Build a board with all the business development and marketing inclinations you believe are critical to success.
Build a diverse and qualified management team.
Build personal equity through stock options.
Model good team and consensus building skills.
Understand that you do not have to be the center of every decision. [Caveat: Today's successful new bank development team requires the application of your outstanding people skills, as well as your experience as a professional banker.]
Realize that technology is changing how we deliver our products and that the customer, not the bank, now dictates those delivery channels.
Surround yourself with a really bright, talented, and qualified management team.
what you know & can produce not what some large banks pay scale states.
value for your experience & skill set which assist the group in meeting regulatory requirements.
ownership as any organizer through stock purchase, warrants, and options.
build long term equity through ownership.