Chairman of the Board
Robert E. Hoeweler has been the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation and CFBank since August 2012. Since 1980 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of a diverse group of companies owned by the Hoeweler family, including manufacturing, communications, distribution, business services and venture capital entities. He serves on the boards of a major waste management company and a large commercial bakery. He previously has served as the Chairman of two family led businesses in financial services, a mid-sized community bank and a major payment processing-service company. He brings diverse business and banking skills and experience to the Corporation and CFBank.
Timothy T. O’Dell
President & CEO
Mr. O’Dell has been CEO and Director of CFBank and Central Federal Corporation since August 2012. Since recapitalizing CFBank in late 2012, and raising $34.5 million in total new capital, Mr. O’Dell and his Leadership team have improved operating earnings by $6 million; expanded CFBank’s presence into the Cleveland market; and repositioned CFBank as a niche business bank by attracting high quality business clients throughout Ohio markets (Columbus, Cleveland, Akron/Canton, and Columbiana County). Prior to joining CFBank, Mr. O’Dell spent 22 years at Fifth Third Bank and was President and Chief Executive Officer for the Central Ohio division. During his time at Fifth Third Bank, he was instrumental in growing the bank’s assets from $200 million to over $5 billion through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Mr. O’Dell was also the founder and managing partner of The Chetwood Group, which served the needs of entrepreneurs and closely held businesses ranging from real estate and construction to distributors and professional services businesses, with a focus on growth strategies and value creation. He has served on the board of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and The Ohio State University Medical Center, he was also a founding investor in Ohio TechAngel Venture Fund.
Mr. O’Dell holds a B.B.A. from Marshall University.
EVP & CFO
Mr. Helmsdoerfer has been engaged in the financial industry for over 30 years since graduating Cum Laude from Miami University in 1980. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Helmsdoerfer brings to CFBank a successful track record of managing growth, being a key player in mergers and acquisitions, and in achieving productivity improvements.
Barb Pyke has been the Executive Assistant at CFBank since January 2014. Barb has over 30 years of banking/finance experience, having worked with CEO, Timothy O’Dell as well as CFO, John Helmsdoerfer previously prior to joining the CFBank Team. Barb is a graduate of Otterbein University, where she obtained a BSA degree and graduated with honors.