About / About Us
Where roots run deep, relationships grow strong.
Founded in 1953 as Ward Parkway Bank, Country Club Bank adopted its current moniker in 1963, with its present holding company, CCB Financial Corporation, established shortly thereafter in 1968. The late Byron Thompson, iconic Kansas City entrepreneur and former chairman, acquired majority stock ownership in 1985, propelling Country Club Bank from its modest roots into a locally-driven, Kansas City staple.
Under Byron’s guidance, and with an eye toward small businesses and community engagement, Country Club Bank swiftly cultivated its stature, burgeoning from a single $42 million commercial bank, to a $1.3 billion, multi-faceted financial institution. As the years passed, we’ve opened 19 locations across Greater Kansas City, as well as an array of respected affiliates that provide trusts, investments, insurance and wealth management. Our ultimate goal is to be a great partner for you, your family, or business - and to help you find the path to plan, prosper and preserve.
For generations, we’ve taken pride in doing business the old-fashioned way: by putting customers first. Today, our commitment to the same core values remains steadfast. By deepening the relationships we’ve built, pursing steady growth and expanding the scope of our service to the greater Kansas City community, we strive to keep the customer – and community – first.
Guided by Byron’s son, Chairman and CEO Paul Thompson, the bank continues its traditions of community-centric philanthropy, steady growth and providing innovative financial solutions.