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Ben Clouse

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Clouse is Chief Financial Officer of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc., leading the financial organization and overall long-range financial planning and reporting as well as supporting the execution of the bank’s growth strategy.

Prior to joining CrossFirst, Mr. Clouse was CFO of Waddell & Reed, Financial, Inc. (Waddell).  Waddell was the holding company for one of the oldest mutual fund companies in the United States (Ivy Funds) and a nationwide broker-dealer and investment advisor (Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors). 

Mr. Clouse began his career in the audit practice of Deloitte and has held successive roles of increasing responsibility across multiple financial disciplines in a variety of industries including financial services, banking, consumer retail and digital, and transportation.  Mr. Clouse obtained a business degree and a Master of Accountancy degree from Kansas State University and has been previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and previously designated as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 27 Financial and Operations Principal license holder.

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