Get tickets for August's Startup Grind with Ron Baldwin ($10 in advance OR $15 at the door).
Ron Baldwin, a long-time Wichita, Kansas resident, had 34 years of distinguished banking service before becoming one of three initial organizers of CrossFirst Bank in Kansas City in 2007. With Baldwin at the helm, this group of three bankers and 12 outside directors raised more than $15 million in capital from nearly 200 private investors. That’s twice the capital typically needed to start a bank in Kansas – all in the midst of a national financial crisis. To date, parent company CrossFirst Holdings, LLC has raised a total of $250 million in capital from nearly 1,250 investors. In less than 10 years, Baldwin and his team have built a $2.4 billion banking organization that continues to defy growth expectations in Kansas City, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Dallas.
The CrossFirst Bank journey began when Ron and wife Cindy moved from Wichita to Kansas City in 2005 to be near their children and grandchildren. Baldwin became Managing Member of The Standard, LLC, dba Standard Style Boutique and Baldwin Men’s Shop, founded and run by his son and daughter-in-law. An example of the Baldwin family’s vision and skill for entrepreneurism, the company thrived and has developed a national presence. Son, Matt Baldwin, was recently named Best New Menswear Designer by GQ Magazine and a 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist.
Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind Wichita is a monthly event featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Beginning at 5:30 on August 10th, Startup Grind will be held at the LUX with food provided by Carlos O'Kellys Mexican Cafe. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.startupgrind.com/wichita