Executive Leadership Team

  • Brett Pharr

    Brett Pharr

    Chief Executive Officer
    Brett Pharr is the Chief Executive Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank.  Prior to being appointed to his current role in October 2021, Brett was Co-President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2020 and Executive Vice President, Group Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance since February 2019.  Before joining Meta, Brett served as Senior Risk Director at Citizens Bank in the Consumer Division 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 the Commercial and Consumer lines of business, Business Transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions and risk. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Freed-Hardeman University and an MBA from Bristol University.
    • Anthony Sharett

      Anthony Sharett

      President

      Anthony Sharett is the President of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank.  Prior to being appointed to his current role in October 2021, Anthony was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary since June 2020 and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since September 2019.  Before joining Meta, Anthony held legal and business unit leadership positions at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, including as President of Nationwide Pet Insurance 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 serves on various nonprofit and advisory boards and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.

      • Glen Herrick

        Glen Herrick

        Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

        Glen Herrick is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank. 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

          Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Product Officer
          Charles Ingram is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Product Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank. Prior to being appointed to his current role in October 2021, Charles was Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer since March 2020.   Before joining Meta, Charles served as Chief Product Officer at Nextiva, Vice President of Information Technology at PetSmart, and led Technology Innovation and Enterprise Architecture at Yum Brands. Previously, he was employed at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Wachovia Bank 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.
          • Kia Tang

            Kia Tang

            Executive Vice President and Chief People & Inclusion Officer
            Kia Tang is the Executive Vice President and Chief People & Inclusion Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank. Before joining Meta 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.
            • Sonja Theisen

              Sonja Theisen

              Executive Vice President and Chief Governance, Risk, & Compliance Officer
              Sonja Theisen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Governance, Risk, & Compliance Officer Meta Financial and MetaBank. Before being appointed to her current role in October 2021, Sonja was Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff since February 2021, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since September 2016, and Senior Vice President, Controller since December 2013. Prior to joining Meta, Sonja held various positions at Great Western Bank from November 2010 to December 2013, including as Senior Vice President, Finance Operations.  Previously, Sonja was an Audit Manager at Eide Bailly, LLC and KPMG LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Masters of Public Accounting from the University of South Dakota and is a Certified Public Accountant.