UMS Welcomes Poppe, Brolan, and Porthouse, to Growing Team

UMS Banking is proud to announce the addition of four new teammates based in Glendale, Fresno, and Washington.

Kristia Poppe, Vice President of Bank Relationships 

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Kristia Poppe joins UMS after spending the last two decades in a variety of banking and merchant service roles. Just prior to joining UMS, she worked as a sales executive at Fortiphi Insurance. She also recently served as a director at the Northwest Card Association, a trade group for financial institutions with issuing or acquiring programs.

Kristia has worked in many roles in the banking industry, as a teller and personal banker at Bank of America, branch manager at Key Bank, and in business services at Skagit Bank and Peoples Bank. Based in Burlington, Washington, Kristia currently sits on the boards of the Burlington Library Foundation and the Skagit Women’s Alliance and Network, a nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and supporting women of achievement in Skagit County, Washington.

In her role at UMS, Kristia acts as a liaison between senior management at our partner banks and our own executive team, ensuring that our financial institution partnerships are mutually beneficial.

Kevin Brolan, National Vice President of Sales

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Kevin Brolan comes to UMS Banking after serving as Director of Sales and Recruiting of Dallas-based Talus Pay. He spent five years as Director of Sales at Anovia Payments, working with Celero founder and CEO Kevin Jones.

At Anovia, he focused his work on helping small and mid-sized businesses grow, developing a team of financial technology experts in the United States as well as international markets like Canada and Australia. During his tenure, Anovia earned a pair of coveted industry awards from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)—Rising Star (2014) and ISO of the Year (2017).

In his role at UMS, Kevin oversees the merchant sales team for both UMS and RazorSync, as well as RazorSync’s SaaS sales team. After relocating from Dallas, Kevin will be based in Glendale.

Jacqueline Porthouse, Bank Relationship Account Executive

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Jacqueline Porthouse joins the UMS Banking team after spending the last nine years at SunTrust Bank. She managed a large portfolio small businesses and personal banking households in her role as branch manager. Her work with businesses included helping business owners and managers with a diverse array of products ranging from deposit accounts and lines of credit to treasury and merchant services.

In her role at UMS, Jacqueline will visit and service assigned community branches of our financial institution partners, developing relationships to ensure a steady supply of merchant leads each month. She will be based in Fresno.