The new Alpine Bank Colorado Springs will be opening this fall, at its convenient downtown location at 90 S. Cascade Ave., Ste. 100. Temporarily, while renovations are underway, the operation is located at 2 N. Cascade Ave., Ste. 1090. And that’s where you’ll find market president Matthew Hanson, working day to day. He’s on site now and available to help customers with personal and business loans.
Matthew, a Colorado Springs native and graduate of Lewis Palmer High School, most recently lived in Breckenridge. He’s spent the last 14 years in the Colorado mountains, where he first worked as a golf professional, and then was recruited to Alpine Bank where he came up through the ranks. Matthew started as a teller in Avon and in a little over a decade ascended the org chart to become market president in Summit County.
Matthew’s philosophy around banking is that it’s all about people. “I truly believe that if I take great care of my staff, they will take great care of our customers. And if you take great care of customers, you will never want for customers,” he says. “At Alpine we find great people, take care of those people and set them loose to deliver our core values in our communities.”
Those core values are Independence, Integrity, Loyalty, Compassion and Community. Of them, Community is the one that speaks to Matthew the most. “Community is the avenue we have to deliver on our other core values; to show them we’re a strong Independent bank, which we operate with Integrity. We have and show Loyalty and we serve and lead with Compassion.”
Matthew believes that Alpine Bank and Colorado Springs are an ideal match. “We make communities better in the way we bank our customers,” he says. “Truly supporting entrepreneurs and making dreams come true is the business we’re in, and it’s incredibly fulfilling to be a part of it.”
The support of community nonprofits is also exciting to Matthew and his team. He’s a big proponent of the bank’s Loyalty Debit Card program. “It provides an opportunity to align bank philanthropy with customer values in the communities where we live and do business,” says Matthew. “And we don’t just give money to our communities, we give our own personal time back to so many organizations.”
Matthew and his wife Cori, whom he met in Colorado Springs, are parents to four children. The family loves all the outdoor recreational activities in Colorado, including skiing, biking, hiking and trail running. Matthew has coached his sons’ baseball teams and hopes to continue to do so as the family settles into their new home in Colorado Springs this summer.