Executive Leadership Team

  • Brad Hanson

    Brad Hanson

    President 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 Pharr

      Brett Pharr

      Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of MetaBank
      Brett 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 Herrick

        Glen Herrick

        EVP 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_Ingram

          Charles Ingram

          EVP and CIO of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank
          Charles 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 Sharett

            Anthony Sharett

            EVP 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, where he sits on the Board of Regents, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America.©

            • Kia Tang

              Kia Tang

              EVP and Chief People & Inclusion Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank
              Kia Tang is the Executive Vice President and Chief People & Inclusion Officer of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. Prior to joining the Company in March 2021, Kia served as a consultant at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., where she placed executive and board-level talent in sectors including banking, asset management, and technology. Prior to her work at Heidrick & Struggles, Kia served as Chief Operating Officer at a large boutique recruiting firm focused on the alternative asset management space. She also worked in mergers and acquisitions investment banking at Deutsche Bank, private equity at Harvard Capital Management, and her own startup venture in the video game industry. Kia graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance from Harvard University.