Kansas Bankers Technologies, LLC provides information technology consulting, engineering and management services to community banks. We assist our clients with strategic and operational challenges to generate better business results. Our consultants’ knowledge and experience of evolving IT regulations within the financial industry will provide value to your institution. KBT can help in the selection, assessment, implementation, and support of business applications and technology solutions. The KBT team will help manage and align your technology to comply with pertinent laws, rules, regulations, and policies.

KBT Team

Thomas Stein
After graduating from college and taking a network administrator position with Sunflower Bank, Thomas Stein was hired to build the IT Department for The Bank of Tescott. The infrastructure started to develop through the implementation of email and initiation of Internet access projects. Today the operation has grown into a complex virtual environment, consisting of off-site replication, interconnectivity to 5 branches, and the inception and growth of online services for all bank customers, all managed in-house.

Thomas grew up in Gypsum, KS, and received a degree in Management Information Systems from Kansas State University. He has completed the Cisco Networking Academy and CCNA certification. Currently, he serves as Managing Partner at KBT and is on the board of Child Advocacy and Parenting Services in Salina, KS.

Dahx Marrs
Prior to founding his own consulting firm in 2008, Dahx Marrs worked in technology in the legal, financial services, and wine industries. Leveraging his experience, he is able to manage the challenges facing his clients on a daily basis. His areas of expertise include project management, systems design, networking, IT strategy, and client relationship management.

Dahx is originally from Salina, KS, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Organization Consulting from the University of Notre Dame. He is involved in a number of different entrepreneurial opportunities, including the redevelopment at Marymount Properties and managing Techniqol Consulting. He currently serves as Managing Partner for KBT and is on the boards of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, the Notre Dame Club of Salina, the Salina Art Center and the Sacred Heart High Endowment. He has previously served on the boards of the Home Builders Association of Salina, Salina Noon Rotary, and the North Central Kansas Red Cross.

Brad Gantenbein
Brad has worked within the Information Technology field for 20+ years. As soon as he graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Electronics Engineering, he joined Sunflower Bank as a Network Administrator. During Brad’s time at Sunflower Bank, he was promoted to Security Officer and later became Network Administrator III, AVP. He spent six years as Network Administrator III, AVP prior to joining KBT as a Senior Technology Consultant. He specializes in server, storage, network, voice, security, and virtualization technologies.

Larry Billinger
Larry brings with him nearly thirteen years of training and teaching experience, with eight of those years being in higher education and seven being in a business environment. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Fort Hays State University. Prior to accepting this position, Larry served as an Instructor of Business at Fort Hays State University in China and an IT Administrator and Trainer at Crowley Fleck PLLP in Billings Montana.

Larry is looking forward to getting to know you better. He is also excited to have this opportunity to train and educate all levels of your bank to meet its needs, whether it’s how to use the latest features of Microsoft Office to understanding the latest practices to keep your bank secure.

Del Porter
Del is a lifelong Kansas resident and has worked in the Information Technology field for 30+ years. Del comes to us from Waters True Value where he served as an IT Administrator.