Jack Stapleton Recognized with St. Louis Small Business Monthly's Award

St. Louis, MO - April 17, 2017 - The Commerce Trust Company announced today that Jack Stapleton, vice president and wealth management consultant, is the recipient of St. Louis Small Business Monthly's Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business award. Stapleton is among 99 other local leaders nominated and selected by a panel of judges. Stapleton will be featured in St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s special April "Top 100" edition and will be honored at an event on April 19.

"I am honored to be the recipient of this award amongst many other prominent and successful St. Louis leaders. I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to enrich the lives of business owners, families and individuals alike. It’s a truly rewarding career and I look forward to building new relationships and serving new clients in the future."

As a wealth management consultant for Commerce Trust Company, Stapleton facilitates the introduction of prospective clients to a comprehensive service team which includes private banking, investment management, trust administration and financial planning. Stapleton provides an integrated and seamless client experience as he partners with clients to meet their long-term goals and objectives. Prior to joining Commerce Trust in 2017, Stapleton was the CEO and owner for CLS Consulting Group. He has also worked as the head of Infinity Banking and commercial banking for EverBank and was a managing partner for Sense Corp.

"This award is a true reflection of Jack’s exceptional leadership and commitment to helping others succeed," said Jeff Burgess, director of business development. "We value the contribution Jack brings to our team and our clients and are fortunate to work alongside Jack and share in his future successes."

Stapleton earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and holds an advanced degree in technical analysis from The New School. He is very involved with the community volunteering his time on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation board, the St. Louis Sports Commission board, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of St. Louis, the Association of US Army Executive board, the B.A.S.E. Foundation board, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver CCPRN NIH board, the Boston College Alumni Chapter board (and former chair) and is a St. Louis Children’s Hospital volunteer.

Winners were selected based on their efforts, contributions and experiences giving back and helping business owners reach their dreams. A full list of the recipients can be found here: http://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/77903-STL-SBM-April-2017/default.html#page/43

The Commerce Trust Company

As of March 31, 2017, The Commerce Trust Company was responsible for the administration of more than $44.5 billion of total client assets.

Since 1906, Commerce Trust has been a leading source of tailored asset management, creative private banking and comprehensive trust services for individuals, families, corporate executives, and business owners. In addition, Commerce Trust serves a variety of institutional clients with customized investment programs as well as sole-source solutions for all of their financial needs.

The Commerce Trust Company is a division of Commerce Bank.

For additional information, please visit www.commercetrustcompany.com.