President and Chief Executive Officer, Guaranty Bancorp
Chief Executive Officer, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
Paul Taylor is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company and its parent company, Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK), a position to which he was named in June 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors for GBNK.
Taylor brings 26 years of vast banking and investment banking experience to Guaranty Bank, the last eleven years of which being in Colorado.
Taylor served as Guaranty Bank’s executive vice president, chief financial and operating officer and secretary from 2009 to 2011. From 2004 to 2009, Taylor served as Guaranty Bank’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. From 2000 to 2004, he served as chief financial officer for Centennial Bank of the West.
During his 26-year banking and investment banking career, Taylor worked for Alex Sheshunoff Investment Banking as a director of mergers and acquisitions. He was also an investment banker with Century Capital Group, where he advised small businesses on M&A and financing. Taylor worked for KeyCorp for 12 years in both New York and the Rocky Mountain Region in numerous management positions and left the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Rocky Mountain Region. Mr. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Club Metro Denver and on the Board of Governors for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.