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Associate Spotlight: Nicholas Gums

Navigating through financial concepts, whether at a macro or micro level, can prove challenging  — but not for our next associate in the spotlight. With over 20 years of experience in financial services, he knows how to help clients understand and meet their financial goals. Please join us as we get to know Wealth Management Private Banker Nicholas Gums, who is celebrating his one-year anniversary with Fremont Bank!

How long have you worked at Fremont Bank and what do you do here?

I celebrated my one-year anniversary in March as a Wealth Management Private Banker. In my role, I get the opportunity to work with the bank’s private clients and prospects by assisting them with any banking (consumer or business), lending (commercial or residential), or investment needs they may have. I also get the opportunity to go out in the local communities for the branches that I oversee and support local nonprofit and community organizations.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

I enjoy being able to meet new people and help them find new or efficient ways to help them reach their financial goals and improve their overall quality of life and the future generations of their families.

What’s your greatest strength as a business professional?

My greatest strength is my ability to connect with people from all walks of life and financial backgrounds. I pride myself on being able to help make complex ideas simplistic for my novice clients and be able to get very specific with my clients who are analyzers by nature. My ability to connect with people of all ages and demographics is what sets me apart and what I have built my reputation and career on.

If you could snap your fingers and end a world problem what would you choose?

Racism/hatred. These are two things that are tied together and are things that contribute to being the root of so many issues that we face, not only here in the United States but also worldwide. We could do better as a society, and we should all strive to be better — not just for ourselves but also for our future generations.

If you could instantly know how to play any instrument what would it be? Why that one?

I grew up playing the trumpet and alto saxophone. I chose those two because I grew up listening to jazz, R&B, gospel, and hip-hop. Those were the two instruments that definitely stood out to me when I would listen to music.