Featured Speaker – Diana Selzer, Commercial Banker

“Finance is more an art form than a science because every deal is different. It’s about how you leverage your knowledge while being creative in your financial solutions that drive client success. Because in the end, you’re only as good as your customer.”

Growing up an athlete, Diana realized she didn’t just like to win – she was driven to win. But winning for Diana wasn’t about fame or glory, it was about being instinctively aware of her performance and intentional in her actions.

As a commercial banker, Diana leverages her competitive spirit to help her clients achieve their strategic goals by delivering distinctive financing solutions. She is focused on helping business owners leverage their cash flow by advising on capital investments that yield results.

Advising across a multitude of mid-size businesses, Diana brings a unique perspective that draws best practices from all industries. She understands that no single approach is right for every business and works with owners to understand their unique needs, short-term goals, growth tactics, succession and long-term plans, to construct strategies that maximize impact.

With a primary focus on establishing loyal, long-term relationships rather than one-off transactions, owners benefit from Diana’s passion to create transparent relationships, which she is highly regarded, to her significant experience leading teams on transactions varying in size and complexity — quarterbacking the same to consistently deliver flawless execution and timely closing deadlines.

Diana’s passion for her community is just as strong. But she doesn’t just serve in the community, she leads the pack. Her passion for maximizing her strengths is reflected through the variety of leadership roles held across various committees through Akron Children’s Hospital, Summit County Progress and Economic Development Board, Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio, YMCA, and the Akron Community Foundation.

Diana received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University’s College of Business. A mom of three children, she and her husband, Michael, make their home in Stow. In her spare time, you can find Diana running half marathons, kickboxing, enjoying some family time at the pool, or coaching the youth swim time at the Macedonia Recreation Center.

Specializations
• Capital Structures
• Treasury Management
• Equipment Financing
• Real Estate Financing
• Merger & Acquisition Financing
• Succession Planning

Diana Selzer

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