Vicki Kraai is a Senior Training Consultant for InterAction Training. Attendees value Vicki’s highly engaging “been there, done that” approach to all facets of her training. She founded her consulting firm VK Solutions in 2010, specializing in assisting community-minded financial institutions grow their people and profitability. She has a passion for developing people for success in the financial services industry.
Her banking career began at the family bank in Sutton, Nebraska, serving as a bank teller and eventually becoming CEO. Vicki’s many years of banking include credit card lending experience where she was responsible for the managing the credit card lending function. Vicki also served as a Risk Management Consultant with Fair Isaac Corporation specializing in the management of credit scoring systems for small to mid-size lending institutions. In 1997, Vicki returned to the family bank, Sutton State Bank, where she served as President/CEO until the sale of the bank to Astra Bank in 2009.
As a former member of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) Board of Directors and a graduate of the NBA Leadership Program, Vicki currently serves as the Faculty Representative on the Schools of Banking Basic/General Banking Advisory Committee. In addition, she shares her expertise and experience as a faculty member for the Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin.
A graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Wisconsin, Vicki holds a degree in Finance from Nebraska Wesleyan. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of West Gate Bank in Lincoln, Nebraska.