Leadership Team

Mychal Kempt

Mychal D. Kempt

President and CEO

Mychal D. Kempt currently serves as president and chief executive officer and is a member of the board of directors. As CEO, Mychal leads an executive leadership team focused on Bancsource €™s vision to be recognized as the best multi vendor service provider in North America.

Before joining Bancsource, Mychal spent more than 21 years at Diebold, Inc. He most recently led the North America sales and services organization of more than 5,500 team members which included regional and national sales and services professionals as well the integrated services business. The services organization was built around a world class break fix services organization, implementation services, professional services and managed services. He also led the team that built a successful outsourcing business that drove more than $1 billion in total contract value the last three years.

Prior to that, he was Diebold’€™s vice president for US sales and services, client executive for the sales and services team supporting the world €™s largest banks and general manager for the Pacific Region.

Born in Aloha, Oregon, Mychal graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in sports management. He has earned continuing education certificates from Case Western Reserve University, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, University of Michigan business school and Kent State University. An active volunteer, he has served as a cabinet member for United Way of Greater Stark County, in various roles in youth football organizations and supports the Arts, Young Life, Compassion International and Prisoners for Christ.


Julie Bush

Julie Bush

Director Human Resources

Julie Bush currently serves as the director of human resources. Bringing a well rounded blend of experience and operational strengths, Julie is responsible for managing human resource initiatives across the organization €“ overseeing the human resources programs for more than 300 employees. She is a dedicated, self-driven professional with experience in all areas of human resources with high regards for confidentiality and integrity.

Before joining Bancsource, in 2016, Julie spent more than 10 years at ProEnergy Services as an HR generalist where she obtained her Professional in Human Resources certification. Julie is also a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from William Woods University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology from Kansas State University of Salina. She served in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992. Julie relocated to Springfield from Kansas City and works out of the corporate office.

Chris Garton

Chris Garton

Director of IT

Chris Garton currently serves as the Director of Information Technology. Chris is responsible for leading Bancsource’s information technology team and oversees the corporate network and infrastructure. Chris has been with Bancsource for six years and quickly advanced through the company.

Prior to joining Bancsource Chris spent two years with Sofnet as a Technical Engineer specializing in office phone systems and internet services.

Chris Graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an Associates of Science in computer networking. He is VMware VCP6 certified as well as CCNT. Chris also serves on the board of education for Ozarks Technical Community College for their computer networking department advising professors in current industry trends.

Brent Bureleson

Brent Bureleson

Director of Sales

Brent Burleson currently serves as Director of Sales. He is an experienced sales professional with 10+ years of selling and account management experience. At Bancsource Brent is responsible for the development and performance of the sales organization.

Prior to coming to Bancsource Brent worked for InVue Security as a National Account Manager focused on large strategic accounts. He also spent 7+ years at Diebold as a Regional Account Manager working with financial institutions in the Midwest.

Brent graduated from Indiana University where he received his BS with a focus on Business Administration. Brent enjoys the outdoors, watching sports and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Indianapolis, IN.

Jim Hawkes

Vice President of Branch Transformation

Jim Hawkes currently serves as the Vice President of Branch Transformation. Jim is responsible for leading our Branch technology and services transformation with our customers. Jim possesses a unique combination of legacy branch operation knowledge that he couples with our technology and consulting platform in helping our customers solve the complex business issues they face in the market today.

Prior to joining Bancsource, Jim spent thirty-five years in sales and sales leadership at Diebold. He was responsible for selling the full array of Diebold solutions including conventional banking products, electronic security products, ATMs, software, consulting services and maintenance. Jim was consistently a top performer and received numerous sales awards over his lengthy Diebold career.

Jim obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in counseling/educational psychology from Brigham Young University.