Industries We Serve

Banking Executive Search

Partnership, Networking & Executive Recruitment

ASG has a respected record of client satisfaction by successfully completing a diverse range of positions for small community banks to large regional banks. The deep relationships we have nurtured and formed over four decades are the founding principle that attest to our success.

We will work with you to assess your talent needs, find and vet candidates that are right for your bank. As a result, you can rest assured that you have best-in-class, talented leaders on our team who can move your bank forward.

Once they become a part of your team, they’re typically there for the long haul. In fact, numerous of all individuals who were placed in executive positions through Angott Search Group remained in the position for many years.

Across the Board Insight

Our extensive network will help you find the right people for your bank, from branch managers to board of directors and everything in between. Our banking team is experienced in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Executive Level Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Retail Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Wealth Management
  • Lending
  • Treasury
  • Mortgage
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Risk
  • Marketing
  • Consumer Lending
  • Trust
  • eBanking

Industry Engagement

While they have become highly effective recruiters, our financial services team members remain heavily involved in the financial services industry. They support the interests of the community and national banks throughout the U.S. as active leaders in multiple financial services organizations, including:
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Community Bankers Association of Ohio
  • Community Bankers of Michigan
  • Indiana Bankers Association
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Ohio Bankers League
  • Risk Management Association
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

Banking Executive SEARCH TEAM

Mark Angott

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
(248) 453-0105

JT Westendorf, CSPC

Megan Uphoff, CSAM

Charlie Tudor, CSAM

Tom Blackwell

John Radebaugh

Amy Brugh Caffee

Kortney South

Executive Search Consultant
(248) 453-0106

Jennifer Blackwell

Executive Search Consultant
(629) 235-7000

Recently Completed SEARCHES

  • Board of Directors – Michigan community bank
  • Trust President – $7.6 billion Midwest bank
  • Commercial Loan Officer – $500 million western Michigan bank
  • Chief Technology Officer – $1 billion commercially focussed institution
  • Credit Officer – $700 million South Dakota bank
  • Vice President, Relationship Manager – Large Midwest regional bank
  • Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking – $1 billion commercial bank
  • President & Chief Executive Officer – $1.3 billion Ohio bank
  • Accounting Manager – $1.2 billion community bank
  • Division Manager, Working Capital – Regional bank
  • Assistant Controller – $700 million community bank
  • eBanking Division Assistant Manager – $7.5 billion community bank
  • Internal Auditor – $870 million Minnesota bank
  • Senior Relationship Manager – Agricultural Finance and Lending, $10 billion commercial bank
  • Financial Reporting Manager – $1.4 billion community bank
  • Vice President, Commercial Lending – $1.4 billion financial institution
  • Senior Relationship Manager – Agricultural Finance and Lending, $10 billion commercial bank
  • Commercial Credit Analyst – $6 billion commercial bank


I appreciate your efforts. Megan Uphoff is a true professional. I respect the brand that you have created in this market. It’s not easy for people to trust a person when confidentiality is at its highest, and people do with Megan.

– Vice President of Commercial Lending for a $1 Billion Midwest Bank

I have worked with Mark Angott and his team for over 20 years. His commitment to understanding talent in the banking industry and identifying top candidates that will excel in our environment has been strong. The ASG team has provided searches for senior-level managers, technical positions, and general banking assignments. I will continue to look to the Angott Search Group for our professional searches.

– President & CEO of a $21 Billion Regional Bank

Working with Tom Blackwell was a professional experience. His forensic interview with me proved tremendously beneficial in placing me with the right opportunity, at the right company, and at the right time! Regardless of the many years of my work experience, this process taught me how important it is to have a professional, like Tom, use their invaluable experience and expertise to match my characteristics to a company in order to build a long-term career/relationship.

– Former President & CEO of a $1.1 Billion Kentucky Regional Bank

Megan Uphoff has filled a number of critical roles within our organization over the past year. She demonstrated thoroughness throughout the process, taking the time to understand our organization and our culture. Once armed with this information, she was able to capitalize on her vast network of candidates to provide qualified individuals in short order. As Megan delivered candidates, she did a very nice job of staying in contact using her straightforward communication style.

– President of a Michigan-Based Bank

John Radebaugh with Angott Search Group has been great to work with in helping build out our team of professionals. John took the time to get to know us, our needs, and what I specifically was looking for. As he delivered candidates, he stayed in constant contact and we worked together to get several highly qualified candidates to join our team. The new hires have been a great addition to our team.

– Tennessee President of a $5 Billion Regional Bank

I have worked with Charlie Tudor for a number of years. He helped me obtain my position as Senior Lender, and I could not be happier. Charlie was a pro at walking me through the interview process and was always very accessible to answer questions. I could tell that he was just as concerned with my needs as he was for his client. I would highly recommend trusting your career to Charlie Tudor and Angott Search Group.

– Vice President & Senior Lender of a $150 Million Ohio Community Bank

I just can’t say enough about my experience when working with Megan Uphoff over the last several years. Those dealings have been both as a hiring manager looking for talent, but also as an individual looking for guidance and direction in the market. What stands out is Megan’s wealth of knowledge and experience. Those traits are evidenced in her grasp and understanding of roles, people, and the individual organizational cultures in the market. Couple all of that with Megan’s straightforward communication style when discussing candidates or opportunities yet thoughtful style when building rapport and there is no doubt why she and ASG excel as the premier executive search firm not to mention the first and only call you’ll need to make when arranging talent or looking for what’s next.

– Relationship Manager of a $150 Billion National Bank

John Radebaugh was great to work within our search for a Senior Lending Officer. John spent time with us to understand our bank’s goals and culture, brought us several qualified candidates to consider, worked at our pace, and helped us hire a great fit for our organization. The results speak for themselves in that a year later, our new hire has embraced his new role and has become an invaluable member of our management team.

– Chief Operating Officer of a $300 Million Community Bank in Tennessee

It is very rare that a consultant builds a relationship to the point that they are a true partner. And that is exactly what Tom Blackwell and Angott Search Group have done with me and my former organization. I was amazed at his knowledge and insight into banking and especially his ability to understand how bankers think and make decisions. Tom’s caring and thorough approach are refreshing and his ability to maneuver through the different personalities and agendas within the top of the bank to establish the must-haves of the desired candidate is unequaled. Tom Blackwell is a true business partner and his desire to help move our business forward, sometimes without personal gain, is why he and Angott Search Group are the only search group we will use. Tom has had a tireless dedication to our firm as a client and has fulfilled every search for which we have utilized his firm.

– President & CEO of a $1.2 Billion Midwest Bank

I had the pleasure of working with Megan Uphoff in my recent career move. She was responsive, helpful and provided advice throughout the process that empowered me to make the best decision for my career. She took a bigger picture, objective approach that was very refreshing considering past interactions with executive recruiters. I would recommend Megan and her team for any bankers looking for a brighter future.

– Vice President of Commercial Banking Relationships for a $20 Billion Michigan-Based Bank

I highly recommend Kortney South. She consistently exhibits professionalism and enthusiasm in business interactions. Kortney provides valuable insights and is very good at bringing the right people together to make progress to stated goals. Great follow-up, and a pleasure to work with!

– SVP, Loan Operations, $3.3 billion Ohio bank

It’s rare to come across a recruiter that is as ridiculously efficient and yet genuinely thoughtful as Kortney South is. From every step of the process, she was one step ahead of the game and was always willing to go to bat for me to make sure I was happy with my new role! I can’t recommend and thank Kortney enough for everything she has done for me. She is truly a Gem!

– Candidate Experience