Executive Management Team

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Douglas L. Williams

President & Chief Executive Officer

Douglas L. Williams
Atlantic Capital was established to set new standards of expertise and service in banking for small and mid-size enterprises. We have the broad perspective, developed through years of relevant experience, to craft solutions tailored for your specific business objectives. We are the bank you’ve been looking for and the one you can trust.
Mr. Williams is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Atlantic Capital Bank and its holding company, Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.
 
From July 2003 until March 2006, Mr. Williams was Managing Director and Head of Wachovia Corporation’s International Corporate Finance Group with responsibility for Wachovia’s investment banking and corporate finance activities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. After the merger of Wachovia and First Union in 2001 and until July 2003, he was Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Corporate Banking Division. The Global Corporate Banking Division was comprised of over 300 banking professionals who managed corporate banking relationships within 12 specialized industry groups and four global regions.
 
At Wachovia, Mr. Williams was Chief Risk Officer for all corporate, institutional, and wholesale banking activities from 2000 until the merger with First Union in late 2001. In that role, he managed over 100 risk management professionals charged with oversight of credit, market, and operational risk in the corporate banking, international banking, capital markets, real estate finance, business banking, dealer finance, and regional commercial banking lines of business. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Williams was Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Wachovia’s Capital Markets Division with direct management responsibility for the debt capital markets business.
 
Mr. Williams was Executive Vice President and Head of Wachovia’s US Corporate Banking Division from 1997 to 1999. He was elected a Senior Vice President and Group Executive in 1995 with responsibility for business in the Western and mid-Western states.
 
Mr. Williams serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta.  He is a member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Buckhead Coalition, and an advisor to the Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America.  Previously, Mr. Williams served on the boards of the ABA Securities Association, the Visiting Nurse Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Global Business Leaders Roundtable at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, Young Life Northwest, and Whitefield Academy.
 
Mr. Williams graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BS in Finance and has completed management development programs at the Colgate Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Janet C. Boyst

Executive Vice President,
Operations & Technology

Janet C. Boyst
In Operations, our goal is to deliver exceptional service to our clients by partnering with them to understand their business needs, doing what we say we will do, finding creative solutions to their problems, and striving for flawless execution on their services.

Ms. Boyst is the Executive Vice President of Atlantic Capital Bank overseeing the Bank's Operations and Technology division. Prior to joining Atlantic Capital Bank, Ms. Boyst was a senior vice president/group executive of Wachovia Corporation where she worked for over 30 years. In her role at Wachovia, she served as the Director of Electronic Payment Services with operational responsibility for the bank's wholesale treasury management products including ACH, Wire Transfer, web-based Information Reporting, EDI, Integrated Payables/Receivables, Controlled Disbursement, Account Reconciliation, and International Correspondent payment operations.

Ms. Boyst served on the NACHA Board of Directors from 1994 to 2008. She was named Vice Chairman in 1998 and served as Chairman of the board from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Boyst has served on the Western Payments Alliance Board of Directors and the Electronic Payments Network Board of Directors. In 2010, she was named to the GACHA Board of Directors and to the steering committee of TAG (Technology Association of GA) - Fin Tech. In 2012, Ms. Boyst was re-elected to serve on the NACHA Board of Directors. She also served as a member of the Payments Institute Board of Regents in 2013.

Ms. Boyst is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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.

Patrick T. Hickey, Jr

Executive Vice President,
Commercial Real Estate Finance

Patrick T. Hickey, Jr
Each of our commercial real estate clients has a single client manager who is responsible for managing all aspects of the relationship - from initial contact and structuring through the closing and servicing of each loan. Our client managers understand the unique credit and depository product and service needs of each of our customers, and are advocates for their client. Our service delivery model provides efficient and responsive service, and it is very well received by our clients.

Mr. Hickey is the Executive Vice President and Real Estate Finance Group Executive of Atlantic Capital Bank.   He oversees the bank’s commercial real estate banking line of business. Mr. Hickey brings 26 years of experience to Atlantic Capital in the commercial real estate industry. His background includes commercial real estate lending, real estate development, real estate risk management, client management/ investor relations responsibilities, and real estate investment banking research.  

Before joining the bank, Mr. Hickey served as Vice President at Cousins Properties Incorporated, a public real estate investment trust (REIT) that actively develops commercial real estate.
 
Prior to joining Cousins, Mr. Hickey was employed by The Westminster Schools for two years as the Director of Major Gifts. Prior to Westminster, Mr. Hickey was a research analyst at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, where for over two years he wrote and published sell-side research coverage on publicly traded REITs and real estate companies.
 
Prior to joining Robinson-Humphrey, Mr. Hickey worked for Wachovia Bank or its predecessors for 15 years. There he held positions as a commercial real estate lender, commercial real estate risk officer, corporate risk officer, and as the manager of the Large Corporate Commercial Real Estate Lending Group.
 
Mr. Hickey earned a BA in Finance from the University of Georgia and received an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Georgia. He is a native of Atlanta.

Anita M. Hill

Executive Vice President,
Human Resources and Marketing

Anita M. Hill
When hiring a new team member, we look for experience, of course, but the quality of that experience is very important. We also look for someone who embraces our goal of providing an outstanding customer service experience to each client. This is not “banking as usual,” and new team members have to understand that.
Ms. Hill is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Atlantic Capital Bank. She manages all human capital activities within the bank, including recruiting, compensation, employee and organizational development, performance management and employee relations.
 
Prior to joining Atlantic Capital Bank, Ms. Hill worked for ten years at Wachovia Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. There she served as Senior Vice President within the Corporate and Investment Banking group’s Human Resource Business Partner team. As a member of Wachovia’s human resources leadership team she served as head of Learning & Development and was a member of the Division’s Diversity Council and Human Capital Strategy Committee. She also served on the Performance Management Committee and as an internal Executive Coach.
 
Prior to joining Wachovia, Ms. Hill served as a consultant with the Risk Management Association (RMA) and was in Commercial Banking with the former Bank South, now Bank of America.
 
Ms. Hill graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Political Science. She is a native of Georgia.

Richard A. Oglesby, Jr

Executive Vice President,
Risk Management

Richard A. Oglesby, Jr
At Atlantic Capital Bank our risk management personnel have deep lending experience and are an active part of our client teams, regularly meeting with customers and prospects to understand their businesses.
Mr. Oglesby is the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Atlantic Capital Bank. He is responsible for all credit, market, operating and compliance risks within the Bank. Prior to joining the Company, he worked in Atlanta for Wachovia Bank for 20 years. After starting on the management associate program, Mr. Oglesby’s career included experience in retail banking, business banking, as well as positions in a broad variety of risk management functions. Prior to Wachovia’s merger with First Union, Mr. Oglesby was the head of risk management for all of Wachovia’s capital markets businesses. Since the merger in 2001, he served as a Managing Director within the Corporate and Investment Banking group’s risk management team. Most recently, he served as the chief credit officer of the Capital Finance Division which included asset-based lending and equipment finance activities as well as First Union Rail. Additionally, Mr. Oglesby served as the senior risk officer for the private equity business within the investment bank.
 
Mr. Oglesby is a member of the Boards of Trustees at Columbia Theological Seminary and Children’s Literature for Children. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with a BA in Economics. Mr. Oglesby is a native of Atlanta.
 

Kurt A. Shreiner

Executive Vice President,
Corporate Financial Services

Kurt A. Shreiner
Atlantic Capital Bank uses its technology platform to bring the bank to you. We want to go where you go. Our clients, whether corporate or private, are on the move all the time. Atlantic Capital delivers technology in a hands-on fashion, producing what we see as a distinctive banking experience in Georgia. It is truly a combination of the best bankers delivering the best service and technology in the market.
Mr. Shreiner is the Executive Vice President and Group Executive for the Corporate Financial Services Group at Atlantic Capital Bank. He has 26 years of experience in client and credit management with a diverse international and domestic background.
 
From 2002-2005 Mr. Shreiner served as the Managing Director and Group Head for Wachovia Securities’ Continental European Group. In that role, he supervised strategic direction, financial performance and client management of the corporate and investment banking team responsible for European corporations and their subsidiaries. He has extensive experience working with the European corporate market and with US-based subsidiaries of global clients. He also worked as the Managing Director and Group Head for Wachovia Securities’ International Corporate Finance Portfolio from 2001 to 2003.
 
Prior to his work with Wachovia in Atlanta, Mr. Shreiner led the bank’s London branch during its transition from representative office to corporate banking branch. As the General Manager, he was responsible for setting market strategies for European corporate banking business and was the primary contact for UK and US bank regulators.
 
Mr. Shreiner graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.

Carol H. Tiarsmith

Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

Carol H. Tiarsmith
At Atlantic Capital Bank, we are focused on maintaining a strong balance sheet with high credit quality, sound liquidity and superior capital.
Mrs. Tiarsmith is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic Capital Bank.  Mrs. Tiarsmith has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, principally involving financial institutions.

Prior to joining Atlantic Capital, Mrs. Tiarsmith served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Real Estate Financial Services and Southern Banking Group of Wachovia Bank, Atlanta, Georgia.  There she managed teams of finance professionals who provided strategic and financial support to executives who were responsible for Wachovia’s Commercial Real Estate Lending franchise as well as the Southern Division of the General Bank.

Prior to joining Wachovia in 2004, Mrs. Tiarsmith worked at SouthTrust Bank as Senior Vice President and Director of Management Accounting responsible for Profitability, Planning, and Financial Analysis.  Throughout her career with SouthTrust, she held various finance and accounting positions including Director of Performance Management, Controller, and Cost Accounting Manager.

Mrs. Tiarsmith received a BS in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.  She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina.