SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., July 16, 2018 (Newswire) –Signature Bank of Georgia President Freddie Deutsch announces Steve Reagin joins the Signature Bank team as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.
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, Reagin began his career with Bank of America in 1994. Most recently he has been a Market President with another high performing community bank. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance, Reagin is also a 2009 graduate of the LSU School of Banking.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with Steve’s extensive level of commercial lending expertise to lead our team,” says Freddie Deutsch. “We’ve been searching for the right individual to fill this key leadership position and help us grow at a time when there is an unusual amount of market disruption caused by the sale of nine community banks in the Atlanta MSA since the beginning of 2017. This market disruption, on the heels of a successful $9.5 million capital raise, positions Signature to be very opportunistic. Having numerous conversations with Steve, I’m confident of his ability to strengthen and lead our overall lending efforts. Steve has dedicated himself to building a strong reputation with clients while balancing the inherent risks of lending. We’re looking forward to blending our solution-driven business model with Steve’s centers of influence and community-minded approach to benefit Metro Atlanta & into Gwinnett County.”
As Chief Lending Officer, Reagin will have overall responsibility for the lending function of the bank to include: day to day sales management and client engagement.
“It’s an exciting venture for me in my career to join Signature and enjoy the collaborative team spirit and strong product and loan suite offered here,” said Reagin. “Community banking continues to be a strongly desired business model for entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses. Having the ability to exceed the client’s needs with customized solutions and quick decisions provides a level of service clients value but don’t often receive any more. Let’s do some deals!”
Reagin will be located in Sandy Springs at 6065 Roswell Road. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and his direct dial number is 770.206.5363.