Zsolt Besskó

Adjunct Professor

Zsolt Besskó has served as the Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE:NBHC) since 2013, and currently oversees its legal, compliance, BSA, human resources, facilities, security/fraud and enterprise technology functions. He has also served as a member of NBH Bank’s board of directors since 2016. Mr. Besskó has significant experience in banking, corporate, regulatory, human resources, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters over the span of his 20-plus-year career. Prior to joining the NBHC, Mr. Besskó was a partner with the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street LLP (f.k.a. Stinson Morrison & Hecker LLP) and, prior to that, a shareholder of the law firm of Jones & Keller, P.C.  Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Guaranty Bancorp, a publicly traded bank holding company. He began his legal career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City.  As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Besskó assisted publicly traded and privately held companies and financial institutions involving mergers and acquisitions, securities, SEC reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, human resources, regulatory, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Besskó currently serves as a member of the Colorado Bankers Association Government Affairs Committee and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He co-chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s Securities Law Subsection from 2011-2013.

Mr. Besskó graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1996.


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