Louis J. Myers
Lou is a Senior Consultant for the Hayes Group International, Inc. His consulting draws on his 35 years of executive leadership in commercial banking, organization integration and business turnaround in the US and abroad. He has served as Chairman and CEO and in other executive roles for commercial banking organizations with assets from $3.0 billion to $18.0 billion and organizations of 1,000 to 9,000 employees. His professional career included 18 years with PNC Bank, the US’s 10th largest commercial bank during this period, in a variety of executive capacities including Chief Credit Officer and Chairman, CEO and President of one of PNC’s affiliate banks, as well as serving as a member of the holding company’s executive committee.
Lou’s international experience spanned 10 years, primarily in the Middle East as the Sector Head of the National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) retail, private banking and mutual fund lines of business. NCB was the region’s largest commercial bank during this time. In addition, he served as CEO and CGM of the second largest bank publicly traded bank in Kuwait.
His focus is on organizational and leader assessment and development. He serves as a coach to leaders, developing plans and strategies to enhance executive effectiveness in managing teams and in maintaining the critical relationships needed for success. As leaders advance to the executive level, Lou will facilitate the development of a personal plan for his executive or entrepreneurial clients to acquire and implement the needed skillset to achieve success in these new enterprise-wide roles.
Following his retirement from commercial banking, Lou served as the Executive Vice President for Lending and Investment for CDF Capital, a $600 million Irvine California based Church Extension Fund focused on loans to independent churches nationwide.
He is a graduate of Clarion University with a BS in Accounting and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Lou serves as a volunteer for Driven to Lead, a Texas non-profit serving the needs of professional men in the workplace and Hope International, a global non-profit dedicated to the elimination of poverty through the provision of microfinance loans in underdeveloped countries. Lou lives in Colleyville, TX with his wife Patricia.