David Griege entered the mortgage industry in 1983 after graduating from Southern Methodist University with BA degrees in Economics and English. His initial role was in administration with a well-established independent Mortgage Banker located in St. Louis, MO. After one year, he transitioned to the origination side of the business and quickly became one of the company’s top originators within a few years.
In 1990, he joined Paramount Mortgage Company in St. Louis, aiming to contribute to the growth of its origination volume. By 1992, he became a co-owner of the firm and assumed responsibility for managing all aspects of the mortgage operations. Under his leadership, the company flourished and earned a reputation as one of the most respected mortgage bankers in the St. Louis region.
In 2016, Griege spearheaded the effort to acquire a small community bank in St. Louis, subsequently renaming it Paramount Bank upon the successful acquisition in November 2017. In 2019, the mortgage operations of Paramount Mortgage Company were seamlessly transitioned to Paramount Bank, leading to significant growth for the platform. Currently, Dave serves as the Chairman of the bank, overseeing daily operations.
Throughout his career, Dave has actively served on several corporate and charitable boards. Presently, he is on the Advisory Board of the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative, the St. Louis Homebuilders Charitable Foundation, the Christian Hospital Foundation and Powered By Hope.