Ben Purkeypile

VP, Area Executive
(984) 367-3135

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Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial banker, it’s important to invest in understanding your business, strategies and key objectives. An established process and skilled team of specialists help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. Clients appreciate our trusted partnership in planning for long-term success.

I earned my Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. My career includes over 13 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Commercial Banking space. My specific focus has been working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

My wife, Jamie and I have been married for 12 years and are in the process of raising three wonderful daughters who are currently in Middle and Elementary school and very active in ballet and dance.

I am passionate about spending my spare time playing golf, shooting sporting clays and spending time with family driving around in our 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Our family remains active and loves to go hiking and biking together. We love to vacation in Florida along 30A.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Architectural Firms


Bachelor's of Science

Community Involvement

I enjoy supporting causes that are important to my clients and other members of our First Citizens team. This includes the Anna's House Foundation, various scholarship funds, in memorial golf tournaments, local baseball teams, backpacks for back to school, and Teen Cancer America.

Personal Interests

Golf, Sporting Clays


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