Investar Bank Promotes Guidry to Chief Information Officer

April 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM PDT

Baton Rouge, La. Investar Bank has recently promoted Marcel Guidry to Chief Information Officer. For the past two and a half years, Guidry has served as the Information Technology (IT) Director and during this time Investar has doubled the number of branches that his team supports. With the recent acquisition of The Highlands Bank, he oversees IT operations for 21 Investar locations. Guidry has more than 20 years of experience in IT, and has worked around the globe managing teams and implementing technology solutions.

“It has been a privilege to work with Marcel and witness his professional growth over the years. As the Bank has grown, so have our technology needs. He is a true leader who leads by example,” Dane Babin, Chief Operating Officer, EVP. “I am excited to see the impact of Marcel’s focus on the strategic technology direction of Investar,” Babin continued.

Guidry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and the following certifications: CCNP, CCVP, MCSE. He resides in Baton Rouge with his wife and daughter.

Marcel Guidry photo

Photo Caption: Marcel Guidry, Chief Information Officer, Investar Bank


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly-owned subsidiary Investar Bank, had total assets of approximately $1.6 billion as of Dec. 31, 2017. Investar Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. offering extensive banking products and services for individuals and businesses for over 10 years. The Bank serves several markets across South Louisiana with 20 branches: the Baton Rouge area (four branches in Baton Rouge, one in Denham Springs, one in Port Allen, one in Gonzales, one in Prairieville, one in Jackson, one in Slaughter, one in St. Francisville & one in Zachary), Hammond, the Acadiana area (one in Lafayette, one in Ville Platte, one in Mamou and one in Pine Prairie) and the New Orleans area (one in Metairie, one in Elmwood and one in Mandeville). Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit .


Lisa O'Deay