CEO Overview

Bayard Stevens Plowman is a life long banker in both St. Louis and Hannibal Missouri. In 2014 he stepped down after 27 years as President and CEO of F&M Bank and Trust. Following a six month sabbatical he has started his new company Bayard Business Capital and Consulting.

Stevens is still a board member of F&M Bank and Trust, President of the holding company Famers & Merchants Bancorp and a major stockholder.

He is the Lead Trustee of the George H Riedel Private Foundation.

His community involvement includes past Chairman of the following organizations: Hannibal Regional Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal Industrial and Development Company, United Way, and the YMCA.

He is a past board member of the Great River Development and Economic Foundation, Hannibal Public Library, Marion County TIF Commission, Mark Twain Museum and the Northeast Missouri Development Authority.

He is a 30 year member of Rotary.

He has been married for 35 years to Cindy Plowman. They have three children and three grandchildren.

His hobbies include kayaking, and continuing a 30 year participation in martial arts.

Bayard Stevens Plowman


Team Members

Independent Business Consultants and Financial Advisers

Gary L. Siddens, Jr

Gary L. Siddens, Jr. has spent 30 years in the financial services industry. After college, he sold employee benefit plans for a large insurance carrier. He then began selling money management and pensions programs for two local trust companies.

For the past 14 years, Gary has worked as a commercial banker for several banks in the St. Louis market.

During his tenure at Southwest Bank, Gary led the Bank’s relationship with Advantage Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Southwest Bank and Advantage created loan funds using New Markets Tax Credits to help provide capital to businesses located in census tracts traditionally underserved by conventional lending.

Gary is a past president of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Soulard Restoration Group, and has been active with the Kidney Foundation, Support Dogs, and the Boy Scouts. Currently, he is the fund drive chair for Kennard Classical Junior Academy.

Gary graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO and has a B.A. in History.

Gary and his wife, Emily, live in St. Louis with his 11 year old son, Benjamin. They enjoy sports, hiking and traveling.

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Barry Calhoun

Barry Calhoun has over 25 years experience in wealth management, private equity, and commercial real estate. A Managing Partner and Director of Bayard.

Cary White

Cary has a 37 year real estate career starting with a Major in Real Estate at Rockhurst College. His experience includes selling, managing, owning, building, and financing real estate. His mortgage banking experience includes Top Flite Financial as a branch manager prior to that he managed branches for Mid Nation Mortgage and Heartland Funding. Before that he was a secondary lender at US Bank.

He held Series 6 and 63 and Life Insurance licenses at Waddell & Reed.

Rick Hengehold

Rick offers over 25 years of professional experience in financial services, information technology, and insurance. More than a decade of those years has been spent in banking as a commercial lender/relationship manager for both regional and national institutions located in the Greater St. Louis area.

Rick’s has underwritten numerous types of financing vehicles ranging from small SBA loans to syndication lending for companies involved in the commercial & industrial, and the commercial real estate market. He brings a high level of curiosity and expertise to each unique engagement, a simple solution designed for the highest impact, and an ability to build consensus to help move things towards a successful partnership. Rick has the focus, ability and experience to help you get to your stretch goals.

Mr. Stark’s education includes a BB from Western Illinois University and extensive continuing education through the American Bankers Association, Cannon Institute for personal trust banking, and Robert Morris Associates for credit administration.

Professional memberships include the American Bankers Association, Turnaround Management Association, World Trade Center.

Community affiliations include St. Mary’s parish, Pike county Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International.

Rick Hengehold

Jeffrey K. Stark

Jeffrey Stark has 27 years of community banking experience. Fifteen years as CEP/President/Chairman. Served as a bank director for four Illinois community banks.

He served as a bankruptcy trustee for a complicated bankruptcy case in Illinois.

For the past six years has provided private consulting for various firms including Chicago Capital Holdings LLC and through his own practice Zenith Capital Management, LLC which includes consulting with companies with international trade.

Mr. Stark’s education includes a BB from Western Illinois University and extensive continuing education through the American Bankers Association, Cannon Institute for personal trust banking, and Robert Morris Associates for credit administration.

Professional memberships include the American Bankers Association, Turnaround Management Association, World Trade Center.

Community affiliations include St. Mary’s parish, Pike county Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International.

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Michael Hagan

Michael Hagan has been a community banker for over 20 years as an Executive and Commercial Loan Officer.

He grew up on a farm in Northeast Missouri and after retiring from community banking, he has joined Bayard Business Capital and Consulting as a Commercial Loan Broker.

Michael has worked for banks in the communities of Hannibal, Springfield-Branson, Kansas City and Joplin Missouri.

He has been involved in the rebuilding of Joplin MO after the tornado in 2011 as board member of two city boards (Tax Increment Financing Board and Joplin Redevelopment Corporation Board.)

He is married to Michelle and they enjoy farming, volunteering in their community and traveling.

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Baxter Hoover

Baxter has over 25 year experience in banking and finance. His focus has been in the Cape Girardeau Missouri area and working with mid- level executives to help develop and grow their business. His product focus is equipment leasing, real estate, and consumer vendor financing.


Disclosures

No entity or individual other than BBCC’s sole principal, Stevens Plowman, has any authority to make statements, representations, negotiate terms of a letter of interest, or accept payments on behalf of BBCC.  Only those independent contractors listed on the BBCC website are authorized to present  business to BBCC.  Any third parties making claims of representing BBCC will be viewed as having committed fraud and will be prosecuted.  If you feel you have encountered individuals committing such fraud please contact Stevens Plowman at [email protected] or 314 312 4603.

Although there is cross ownership and directorship, BBCC is not an affiliate or holding company as defined by banking regulations with Farmers & Merchants Bancorporation, holding company of F&M Bank and Trust.