MidFirst Bank is a privately owned financial institution based in Oklahoma City. Its primary markets include Oklahoma City, Tulsa, western Oklahoma, Denver, Phoenix and Dallas, with commercial lending offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, New York City, St. Louis and Southern California. MidFirst Bank also has full-service banking centers in Boulder and Edwards, Colorado. MidFirst Bank offers personal, commercial, trust, private banking and mortgage banking products and services. Additionally, the bank operates 1st Century Bank of Los Angeles as a division of MidFirst Bank and MidFirst Business Credit of Atlanta as a subsidiary of MidFirst Bank.
The Midland Group began in 1954 when W.R. Johnston, an experienced Oklahoma banker, purchased a 50% share in Midland Mortgage Company, an Oklahoma City–based company that had been formed four years earlier by a handful of individual investors. By 1963, Johnston and his son-in-law George Records had purchased the remaining 50%. Today, the Records family owns 100% of the Midland Group. In 1982, Midland Financial Co. purchased a recently formed charter bank in Stilwell, Oklahoma, named it MidFirst Bank and moved it to Oklahoma City. At the end of its first year, the bank had $1.7 million in assets and five employees.
In 2009, MidFirst Bank acquired Community Bank of Arizona and Union Bank, both headquartered in the Phoenix metro area. In 2015, MidFirst Bank acquired Denver-based Steele Street Bank & Trust, a locally owned and operated community bank. In July 2016, MidFirst Bank acquired 1st Century Bancshares in Los Angeles. After the merger, MidFirst Bank's combined assets totaled more than $12 billion.
Highest paying job titles at Midfirst Bank include Relationship Manager, Senior Database Administrator, and Senior Programmer Analyst