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Meet the Team

Business Lending Staff Members

Steve Reagin

Steve Reagin

Executive Vice President | Chief Lending Officer

Steve Reagin has nearly 25 years of banking expertise in commercial lending and sales management. Having worked for both large regional and community bank environments through the years, Steve began his banking career with Bank of America as a VP and Business Development Officer with the Commercial Finance group in 1994. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance, Steve is also a 2009 graduate of the LSU School of Banking. As Chief Lending Officer, Steve has overall responsible for the lending function of the bank to include: day to day sales management and client engagement.

Charles Hoag

Executive Vice President | Chief Administrative Officer

Charles Hoag leads the bank’s portfolio management team and manages our Special Assets portfolio, along with various administrative duties. He has 23 years of banking experience, having started his career with First Atlanta/Wachovia in 1988 soon after completing undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming. At Wachovia, Charles held a variety of positions in Operations, Trust, Retail, and Corporate Banking. In 2002, he joined SouthTrust Bank in Atlanta, where he was a Regional Manager, responsible for a cluster of financial centers and over 100 employees. Charles joined Signature Bank in 2005.

Daniel Baker

Senior Vice President | Sr. Business Development Officer & Market Executive

Daniel Baker’s banking experience began in 1998 in branch management and he moved into the commercial lending sector in 2003. He is a 1998 graduate of Kennesaw State University in Business and Management, UGA’s State Banking School in 2003 and Stonier National Graduate School of Banking in 2009. In addition to serving as Senior Business Development Officer, Daniel serves as Market Executive concentrating on loan portfolio growth in North Fulton and Forsyth counties. Daniel joined the bank in July of 2018.

Tareasa Harrell

Tareasa Harrell

Senior Vice President | Managing Director of SBA Lending Group

Tareasa Harrell has been in the banking industry for 28 years with concentration  primarily in leadership and production roles within the Government Guaranteed Lending segment. Harrell has extensive knowledge of the various SBA and USDA lending programs. She directs the overall Government Guaranteed Lending segment for the Bank.


David Perlis

Senior Vice President | Managing Director of Cash Management & Consumer Lending

David Perlis serves as the Bank’s Managing Director of Cash Management & Consumer Lending.  David manages the day to day operations of cash management products and services and the consumer lending portfolio for clients.  He also works with the Bank’s business clients in handcrafting the ideal banking relationship for their company and it’s key players as well.  With over 28 years of banking experience in Metro Atlanta, David is able to craft and manage banking relationships designed with carefully selected loan, deposit, & cash management products for a clients in a wide variety of industries. Because of Signature Bank’s use of some of the best banking technology available to Community Banks, David is able to offer a completely stress-free and enjoyable Banking experience.

David earned a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia and joined Signature Bank in 2005.

Charles Runge

Charles Runge

Group Vice President | Senior Commercial Business Development Officer

Charles Runge serves as the Senior Commercial Business Development Officer and his experience spans 22 years.  A 1996 graduate of the State University of New York with a B.A. in Finance, Charles began his career in New York and relocated to the Atlanta area in 2007.  Charles is also an entrepreneur and co-owner of a small business and therefore has an understanding of the strategies and financial insights needed to be a valued financial banking partner for business owners.

David Thompson

David Thompson

Group Vice President | Senior Commercial Portfolio Manager

David’s experience in banking began as a commercial loan officer. Over the years he gained experience in key roles with credit management and portfolio strategies from various financial institutions. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he obtained a BBA in Finance. In his role, David is dedicated to interacting with the existing, commercial client base and proactively uncovering relationship expansion opportunities while also monitoring and mitigating risk. His talent lies in identifying opportunities and interacting with clients to create an impactful win-win for the bank and for the client’s financial future.


Mary Ladd

Vice President | Senior Commercial Client Support Manager

With over 34 years of banking experience, Mary has been with the bank since 2005.  She gained extensive experience by working in Loan Operations, Accounting and Deposit Operations and most recently Residential Construction Banking.  She currently provides support for Commercial, Private and Residential Construction lending.  Her role involves all phases of the loan process including moving loans from prospect identification through post-closing follow-up.  Mary is also currently a 2017 Leadership Sandy Springs member and is heavily involved in volunteer efforts in the Sandy Springs community.


Heather Crews

Assistant Vice President | Senior Government Guaranteed Processing Manager

Heather Crews possesses 13 years of experience closing and funding SBA Loans. Her experience over the years with various organizations as an Executive Assistant and now her role in SBA Lending, has equipped Heather to be a highly motivated self-starter with impeccable organizational skills. Her ability to execute on numerous projects simultaneously is an essential quality in the government guaranteed lending field. Heather joined the bank in January of 2019.

Monica Wright

Monica Wright

Vice President | Senior Government Guaranteed Processing and Compliance Manager

Upon graduation from Mercer University with an MBA in Finance in 2009, Monical began her banking career in loan operations.  She continued to concentrate heavily in the lending field and gained valuable experience in processing and also loan compliance with a concentration in Government Guaranteed Lending.  Monica joined Signature Bank in April, 2019.

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