Meet the Team

John T. Cates
Director of Private Banking
NMLS 1641920

John T. Cates

As Director of Private Banking, Cates is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight to the Private Banking team across all regions. Additionally, he will bring Private Banking deposit and loan offerings in conjunction with comprehensive financial planning for families in Defiance, Paulding, Williams and Fulton counties. He's been part of our team since 2015 and appreciates State Bank's emphasis on helping others.

John lives in Northwest Ohio with his family, where they enjoy small-town living.  When he's not working, you may find John reading, cheering on his alma mater, Michigan State University, or spending time with friends and family. 

A sports fanatic and mathematician by heart, John's true passion lies in the empirical analysis of sports, especially projecting statistics that measure in-game activity.