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Commercial and Private Bankers

Our experienced commercial and private bankers are dedicated to help local Tulsa and regional Oklahoma businesses grow and prosper. We tailor our services to meet your specific commercial needs.

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Colt Brooks, Commercial Banking Officer

Colt Brooks is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Vast Bank. Colt has over 15 years of banking experience and has worked for various banks before joining Vast Bank in 2013, including Citi Bank, Key Bank, Mabrey Bank, and F&M Bank. He holds a B.A. from Boise State University, an M.B.A. from Morehead State, and completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Outside of work, Colt coaches youth sports in baseball and basketball.

Allen Hoerman, Commercial Banking Officer

Allen Hoerman is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Vast Bank. Allen began his career with Bank of Oklahoma, graduating from the Accelerated Career Track Program. After rotating through various areas within the Bank of Oklahoma organization, Allen was selected by the Middle Market Banking group in Tulsa to work as a Credit Specialist. He was subsequently promoted to being a Commercial Lender specializing in Transportation Lending and Working Capital Lending for large companies in the Tulsa area. Prior to joining Vast Bank in 2015, Allen served as a Senior Vice President for F&M Bank and Prosperity Bank. Allen volunteers his time in with many organizations in the Owasso area and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. Allen received his B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Lauren Smith, Commercial Banking Officer

Lauren Smith is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Vast Bank with over 16 years of experience in the industry. She earned her B.A. from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. Lauren is actively involved in the community as a Board Member and former Board Chair of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. Lauren joined Vast Bank in 2016.

Rex Berg, Commercial Banking Officer

Rex Berg is a Commercial Banking Officer who has been with Vast Bank since 2017. Rex specializes in C&I and energy sectors. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from Oral Roberts University and his Master's degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. 

Shelley Strickland, Commercial Banking Officer

Shelley Strickland is a Commercial Banking Officer who has been with Vast Bank for 26 years. Shelley earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Oklahoma State University. Shelley is actively involved in the Tulsa community, and has served on the board of the Tulsa Boy's Home and the advisor board of Waterworks Arts Center. Shelley is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa.

Kevin Pynn, Private Banking Officer

Kevin Pynn is a Private Banking Officer at Vast Bank. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and a minor in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. Kevin spent three years in Credit Administration at BOK before joining the Vast Bank Private Bank division, where he has been for the past year and a half. In his free time, Kevin volunteers with the Tulsa Boys Home through the Nicholas Club and serves as a Student Mentor at Oklahoma State.

Toby Ritz, VP, Special Assets Officer

Toby Ritz is a Special Assets Officer at Vast Bank bank, with responsibility for managing the problem loan portfolio and special assets. Toby has nearly 10 years of experience in the banking industry, having worked as a credit analyst at Stride Bank. Prior to that, Toby was a banking consultant with RDK & Associates for six years. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Northeastern State University.

Andrew Romine, VP, Private Banking Officer

Andrew Romine is a Private Banking Officer at Vast Bank and life-long Tulsan. Andrew began his banking career in 2009 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, and he has been serving the Tulsa community ever since. As his career has evolved through the retail, commercial, and wealth management sectors, his diverse experience has become a valuable asset to his clients and their families. Andrew provides a concierge approach to customized banking solutions for high-net worth individuals, business owners, and their families.