With a career in banking stretching back to his teen years, Mr. Dittmer has extensive experience in the systems and technology integration of merging financial services companies. Mr. Dittmer previously held technology leadership positions at Signature Bank in St. Petersburg, Fla., and State Bank of the Lakes in Antioch, Ill. He studied accounting at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., and graduated with a 4.0 from DeVry University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and business information systems. Mr. Dittmer is currently attending Keller Graduate School of Management working towards a M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Security. Mr. Dittmer holds a number of certifications: PC Technician Certified and Internet Communications Certified, both from the College of Lake County; and Certified Professional, Certified Desktop Support Technician and Microsoft Office Specialist, all by Microsoft.