Corporate Banking Team

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Richard E. S. "Sandy" Bowen

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Richard E. S. "Sandy" Bowen
The key to a successful banking relationship is taking the time to not only thoroughly understand a borrower's business and the entrepreneur's goals, but also for a business owner to understand the Bank and how decisions are made. I think business owners are looking for an advocate within the Bank and banker continuity. This forges a long-term relationship and that is what I enjoy.

Client Focus: Georgia-based middle market companies

Experience: 25 years working in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, and Middle Market Lending

Education: Virginia Tech, BS in Finance; Kennesaw State University, MBA

Affiliations: Our Lady of the Assumption; The Nine O’ Clocks; Capital City Club; The Breakfast Club; Buckhead Lions Club; Junior Achievement; The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; The American Cancer Society

Representative Transactions:

  • $10.0 million line of credit to a life insurance premium finance company

  • $20.0 million term loan to a leading mat flooring manufacturer

  • $9.5 million line of credit and term loan facilities to a leading commercial food service hardware manufacturer

  • $2.25 million line of credit and a $750,000 term loan to an orthopedic hardware distributor

  • $5.75 million term loan to a private residential hospitality hedge fund

Ashley C. Carson

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Ashley C. Carson
When it comes to financing, my clients have very specific concerns and needs. They don’t need an off-the-shelf solution – they need someone to sit down and listen to them, and structure something that works with the way their business operates. I do that for each of my clients.

Client Focus: Local, regional and national not-for-profit organizations, including membership associations, religious and educational institutions, charitable and service organizations, and foundations

Experience: 16 years of experience working in Corporate and Business Banking

Education: Northwestern University, BA; Goizueta Business School (Emory University), MBA

Affiliations: Midtown Atlanta Rotary, Board Member for past 4 years chairing the Membership and Program Committees; The Georgia Society of Association Executives, Member; Fernbank Museum, Corporate Leadership Council; Agape Community Center, Board Member; Graduate of the Coca Cola Diversity Leadership Academy and the Pathbuilder’s Achieva Program

Representative Transactions:

  • $15.0 million syndicated financing for student housing of a public university
  • $5.0 million construction to permanent loan for a church in Atlanta
  • $2.0 million owner-occupied financing for a non-profit association that utilized their endowment and real estate assets as collateral
  • $2.2 million combination real estate financing and working capital to fund a development program for a local private school

Edward K. Jenkins

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Edward K. Jenkins
Every day as I arrive to work, my goal is the same: to do what I can to help my clients and my co-workers. And I think that's the attitude of all of us at Atlantic Capital. Our mindset is not, "Let's put a deal on the books." Instead, we ask ourselves, "What can we do today to best serve our clients?" and, "How can we craft the best solutions in order to keep the clients' best interest at heart and build a long-term relationship based on trust?"

Client Focus: Corporate banking for middle market companies and emerging growth businesses

Experience: 27 years of experience banking small and medium size businesses

Education: University of Georgia, BBA in Accounting

Affiliations: Construction Financial Management Association; American Heart Association; American Cancer Society; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; CureSearch; Clairmont Hills Baptist Church

Representative Transactions:

  • $10 million revolving credit facility for working capital financing for a Southeastern distribution firm
  • $12 million revolving credit facility for a regional specialty construction firm
  • $4.5 million in term loans and revolving credit facilities to a national telecom services provider
  • $5 million line of credit for a large regional firm engaged in commercial construction
  • $9 million in term and revolving credit for acquisition and working capital financing for a regional provider of IT services
  • $1.2 million revolving credit facility for a global provider of investment management services in the timber industry

Maura A. McKenna

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Maura A. McKenna
The key differentiator in today's competitive banking environment is the personal element, and my goal is to serve clients as both advisor and advocate. I believe that long-term banking relationships are forged by the creation of customized financial solutions delivered with superior service. In each of my relationships, I strive to listen, to solve problems, and to cultivate a unique synergy between client and bank that continues to grow over time.

Client Focus: Privately-owned middle market and emerging growth companies in the Southeast, entrepreneurs, and professional firms

Experience: Over 25 years of financial services experience

Education: Georgetown University, BA; Georgetown University Law Center, JD

Affiliations: Catholic Charities Atlanta (Finance and Parish Outreach Committees), Board Member; Georgetown University Law Center, Legacy Society Member; United Way of North Fulton, New Business Chair; Beacon of Hope Women’s Center, Board of Trustees; Johns Creek Community Association; Atlanta Athletic Club, Member;  St. Brigid Catholic Church, Parishioner; Marist School Fine Arts Guild

Chuck Schwartz

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Chuck Schwartz
The personal relationships that grow out of this business are most important to me. I’m here to be an advocate for my clients.

Client Focus: Entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses

Experience: Over 29 years of experience serving emerging growth and middle market companies

Education: Oral Roberts University, BS

Representative Transactions:
  • $4.0 million line of credit to a family-owned business
  • $7.0 million real estate loan to a family-owned distributor
  • $3.5 million line of credit to a German-owned subsidiary in the manufacturing industry

John T. Seeds

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

John T. Seeds
I enjoy structuring financing solutions that address our clients' strategic growth and operating needs.

Client Focus: Mid-size and emerging growth companies, with a targeted focus on food distribution/logistics, private equity, and international companies

Experience: Over 20 years of Corporate Banking experience working companies of all sizes to target and reach their strategic capital raising initiatives

Education: Miami University in Oxford, BA; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)

Affiliations: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Elder; The Georgia Counsel on Economic Education, Board Member; The Atlanta CFA Society, Board Member; First Presbyterian Preschool, Board Member

Representative Transactions:

  • $10.0 million working capital line for a US subsidiary of a foreign owned parent
  • $9.5 million working capital/acquisition term facility for institutional food service company
  • $6.0 million working capital revolver for regional food distributor
  • $4.0 million term working capital revolver for manufacturer with multiple Asian manufacturing subsidiaries

Pamela W. Simon

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Pamela W. Simon
I believe in forming long-term relationships based on trust and respect with my clients. Adding value to the client while offering great service is my #1 goal.

Client Focus: Atlanta-based middle market companies

Experience: 30 years working in corporate banking, including RBC/PNC, Wachovia/First Union and SunTrust Bank

Affiliations: Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Fund Raising Campaign, earning a lifetime achievement award for fund raising; Graduate of Pathbuilders Leadership Program, 2009; Junior Achievement Volunteer; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Fund Raising Volunteer

Representative Transactions:

  • $22.5 million term loan syndication to the healthcare industry
  • $4.0 million line of credit and $1.0 million term loan to the construction industry
  • $3.0 million line of credit to the construction industry
  • $9.5 million revolver and $5.0 million term loan to the manufacturing/distribution industry
  • $4.0 million term loan to the food distribution industry
  • $4.5 million term loan to the golf industry

Preston C. McDonald

Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Preston C. McDonald
The satisfaction I get working on a deal, from Term Sheet to Closing, is immeasurable. I enjoy working with key executives to better understand their financing needs, and developing a creative, custom-tailored solution which not only achieves their goals, but also provides adequate operating flexibility from a cash flow perspective.

Client Focus: Responsible for originating, underwriting, and managing the Bank's syndicated loan portfolio

Experience: Prior to joining Atlantic Capital in 2012, Preston began his career in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s analyst training program, and later rose to Vice President while working in the corporate & investment bank’s Asset Based Lending Group. Preston is an experienced underwriter & portfolio manager in various transactions, including: Acquisition Financing, Leveraged Buyouts, Dividend Recaps, and Asset-Based Working Capital Facilities.

Education: University of Georgia, Terry College of Business (BBA)

Affiliations: Young Alumni Board Member (Terry College of Business); Peachtree Presbyterian Church; Piedmont Driving Club; The Benedicts of Atlanta

Representative Transactions:

  • $15MM commitment (Revolver, TL-A, TL-B) to nation's leading travel center operator & diesel fuel retailer
  • $12.5MM commitment (Revolver, TL-A) to regional agriculture & industrial equipment dealer
  • $10MM commitment (TL-B) to leading retailer of outdoor sporting goods & recreational products
  • $10MM commitment (Revolver, TL-A) to leading aggregates producer
  • $7.5MM commitment (TL-A) to market-leading flexible & specialty rigid packaging manufacturer

John C. Coffin

Executive Vice President,
Corporate and Private Banking

John C. Coffin
I understand that our clients' businesses are the foundations of their personal plans for the future. What we help them accomplish has much more importance than just numbers on a piece of paper. Co-workers, families, and communities all have a lot riding on the success of these businesses, and their banking relationship is an important element in enabling them to achieve that success.
Mr. Coffin is the Executive Vice President and Banking Group Executive of Atlantic Capital Bank. He oversees the Bank’s Corporate and Private Banking divisions. Mr. Coffin’s background includes commercial, capital markets and corporate banking experience. Before becoming an Officer of the Company, he spent ten years at Wachovia Bank, most recently in the position of Senior Vice President and Atlanta Commercial Banking Team Leader. Prior to this role, he was the Head of the Business Services Corporate Banking Group following Wachovia’s merger with First Union.
 
From 1996 through 2001, he held other sales management and origination roles, with client coverage responsibility throughout the Southeast.
 
Prior to joining Wachovia in 1996, Mr. Coffin worked in New York in the Media and Telecommunications Group at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank (through these two mergers).
 
Mr. Coffin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dartmouth College. He received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, with a Finance and International Business concentration.