Chuck Leyh is an entrepreneur and businessman who is heavily committed to the growth and
development of small businesses in the Western Pennsylvania region. Mr. Leyh graduated
with his Bachelor of Science degree
in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
He earned his Master of Science in Taxation from Robert Morris
University in 1988.
Mr. Leyh is currently the CEO, president,
and chairman of the board of this special niche bank
which is dedicated to helping small
businesses. The bank specializes in helping start-up business and distressed companies
to obtain financing.
business entrepreneurs, Mr. Leyh and the other founders of Enterprise
Bank recognized an absence of resources for small business owners in the Western Pennsylvania
region. They noticed that community
banks were too small to handle the lending demands
of a new business, and mega banks viewed small businesses as too risky for lending. To address this issue, Mr. Leyh and
Enterprise’s cofounders created a specialized business model for Enterprise
Bank. For instance, one of the unique
features of the bank is that it only has one “brick and mortar” location, its
headquarters at Allison Park, which helps keep overhead costs at a minimum.
In addition to his duties as CEO of Enterprise Bank, Mr.
Leyh is a certified public accountant and partner in the public accounting firm
of Kinol, Sharie, Leyh & Associates. At the firm, Mr. Leyh focuses on small to mid-sized businesses with an
emphasis on tax accounting, business analysis, and valuations. He has over 30 years of experience in
Mr. Leyh served as a board member, chairman of the finance
committee, and treasurer of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. He was a board member of the Atlantic Central
Bankers Bank and the chairman of the audit committee. He was the chairperson of the Pennsylvania
Association of Community Bankers. Mr. Leyh is a member of the Pennsylvania
Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member of their tax division.
Inducted Spring 2014