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Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business

Center for Closely Held Business Team

Director - Mark McFatridge

Mark McFatridge

As Director of the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business Mark McFatridge works closely with privately-owned businesses to help assess and achieve growth strategies by connecting them with ideal partners and resources. 

Prior to joining Butler University, McFatridge held executive and strategic leadership positions in the financial sector for almost 30 years. As Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, Mark served on the integration team during a merger of equals that created a $125 billion bank. This experience led to an in-depth understanding of how organizations operate both functionally and culturally. These understandings resulted in multiple executive leadership opportunities where organizational culture changes were the precursor to dramatic performance improvement. After leading a $500 million community bank to twice being named one of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For,” McFatridge negotiated its sale to a $1.5 billion, publicly traded regional bank and was named CEO of the acquiring bank holding company. Upon leading the integration of the two banks and subsequent record performance, McFatridge retired from banking and entered the world of closely held businesses with the purchase of a small company and the start-up of a second.

McFatridge earned his MBA in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Andre B. Lacy School of Business at Butler University.

Administrative Specialist – Brooke McCormack

Brooke McCormack PhotoAs Administrative Specialist for the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business, Brooke McCormack works alongside the Director managing numerous projects to help support the Center’s mission. Brooke has a varied background in event and conference planning, office coordination, and administrative support. She has worked in a range of industries including non-profit member organizations and privately held tech companies. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Wittenberg University.

 

Dean of the Lacy School of Business - Stephen Standifird

Steve Standifird Board MemberAs Dean of the Lacy School of Business, Steve Standifird is responsible for making sure the Center has the resources and support it needs to be successful. Steve has extensive experience working with centers and institutes. As an Associate Dean at the University of San Diego School of Business, Steve was responsible for the school’s five centers and institutes including the school’s two endowed centers: The Ahlers Center for International Business and the Burnham-Moore Real Estate Center. While serving as the Dean at the University of Evansville, Steve was involved in creating the business school’s Institute for Banking and Finance. 

Academic Director - Dick Fetter 

Dick Fetter Board MemberDick Fetter brings extensive experience to his role as Academic Director. In addition to his role as a current faculty member and former Lacy School of Business Dean, Dick was involved in a family business that he eventually sold. Dick has been involved in a multitude of closely held businesses throughout his career and the successful sale of four other businesses. He is currently invested in a variety of closely held businesses throughout Indiana. With his dual experience as an academic and business owner, Dick has a unique perspective on how the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business can best serve the needs of client firms.