John Freyek, Commercial Relationship Manager with First Merchants Bank, has a passion for service – whether that’s serving his clients at First Merchants or serving his community.
As a young man, John said he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life. At least not until his father, a banker of 51 years, offered a suggestion.
“I was working in retail, selling shoes, and my dad said, ‘Have you ever thought of becoming a banker?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely not. That’s what you do,’” John recalled with a laugh.
But shortly thereafter, John landed his first job at a bank, and soon moved into the lending sphere. Now, John works as a high-density relationship manager, and is responsible for more than 200 accounts. Despite his young self’s reluctance to work
in finance, it’s become a job he loves.