Digital Transformation Expertise Will Advance the Client Experience

Anguel Lindarev Named American National Bank’s New Chief Information Officer

American National Bank announced today that Anguel Lindarev has joined the organization as Chief Information Officer. He brings valuable technology knowledge and experience, most recently from serving as a domain CIO over Treasury, Payments, Card Services, Wealth Management, and Global Capital Management.

“Anguel brings a career’s worth of knowledge in banking innovation resulting in better and more dynamic client experiences,” said John Kotouc, American National Bank Executive Co-Chairman & CEO.


“With bank clients, especially commercial clients, preferring more customized and frictionless banking – it is imperative to continue our investment in secure, intuitive, and convenient digital advancements to our offerings,” Kotouc added. “The bank has made significant investments in technology that enhances both retail and commercial client capabilities and experiences. Our clients can soon expect to see a transformation in banking at American National Bank. Anguel will play a major role in these transformations.”


Lindarev came to American National Bank from Comerica Bank, where he served as Senior Vice President and Domain CIO.  Before Comerica, Lindarev was a Vice President for Technology for American Express for 14 years in both the U.S. and United Kingdom. Anguel played a driving role in digital advancements, enhanced mobile delivery, and core business growth for both organizations.


Lindarev has a B.S. in Finance / International Business from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, and is an MBA graduate of Arizona State University. He and his wife, Stef, have two sons and are moving to Omaha from Lake Orion, Michigan. “American National Bank’s focus on expanding the role of technology and FinTech partnerships to digitally transform the client experience is one thing that attracted me to this new role,” said Anguel Lindarev. “I have been energized by the dynamic executive team and impressed by the bank’s genuine commitment to the community through philanthropy and service.”