Executive Leadership Team
Brad HansonPresident and CEO of Meta Financial Group and Co-President and CEO of MetaBank
With more than 25 years of experience in banking, payment cards, and financial technology, Brad has been widely recognized for the significant role he played in the development of the prepaid card industry. Brad joined Meta Financial Group, Inc. in May 2004 where he founded Meta Payment Systems. After serving as the President of MetaBank, N.A. and Meta Payment Systems, Brad was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. Before joining the Company, he served as a Senior Vice President at BankFirst where he gained experience in retail banking, mortgage lending, and credit cards in addition to managing the technology and project management functions for the bank. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of South Dakota and has served on various non-profit boards including his current role as a member of the Global Board of Operation HOPE. Brad has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. since 2005.
Brett PharrCo-President and Chief Operating Officer of MetaBankBrett Pharr is the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of MetaBank, N.A. After serving as the EVP, Group Head of Governance, Risk, and Compliance of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A., Brett was appointed Co-President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2020. Before joining the Company in February 2019, Brett served as Senior Risk Director at Citizens Bank where he built a best practice enterprise risk organization and culture that enhanced competitive advantage, solidified brand identity, and increased shareholder confidence. Prior to Citizens Bank, Brett worked for 32 years at Bank of America holding roles in Commercial, Consumer, M&A as well as Risk. He is a recognized specialist in optimized risk management and regulatory compliance frameworks. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, T.N. and an MBA from Bristol University in Bristol, T.N.
Glen HerrickEVP and CFO of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank
Glen W. Herrick is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, Glen spent 20 years at Wells Fargo serving in various finance, treasury and risk management roles, including as CFO of Wells Fargo’s student loan division. Glen holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and a MBA from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. He also graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Charles IngramEVP and CIO of Meta Financial Group and MetaBankCharles Ingram is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. Prior to joining the Company in March 2020, Charles served as Chief Product Officer at Nextiva from 2017 to 2019. Charles was Vice President of Information Technology at PetSmart from 2014 to 2017 and led Technology Innovation and Enterprise Architecture at Yum Brands from 2010 to 2014. Previously, he was employed at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2010 and Wachovia Bank from 1991 to 2001 serving in various global technology leadership roles across numerous divisions. Charles holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Furman University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Anthony SharettEVP and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank
Anthony Sharett is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. After serving as General Counsel, Anthony was appointed Chief Legal & Compliance Officer in June 2020. Before joining the Company, he held legal and business unit leadership positions at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, including as the legal leader and Interim President for Nationwide Bank. Previously, Anthony was a partner at BakerHostetler where he was the national co-leader of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. He holds a J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Political Science. Anthony is a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.©
Sheree ThornsberryEVP and Head of Payments of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank
Sheree Thornsberry is the Executive Vice President and Head of Payments of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. Before joining the Company on September 25, 2017, she held leadership positions at InteliSpend and later Blackhawk Network. At Blackhawk Network, Ms. Thornsberry was General Manager of Hawk Incentives, where she was responsible for leading 600 employees. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from St. Louis University and received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in Psychology. She is also a graduate of the School for International Training in Kenya, Africa. Sheree has received several industry accolades where she has been recognized for her work within the payments industry: named one of Incentive Magazine’s ‘25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry’ in 2016; participated in Incentive Magazine’s 2016 Annual Incentive Roundtable; and received the 2014 Paybefore ‘Top Motivator’ Product Innovation Award.