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Private Banking Team

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Walter M. Deriso, III

Senior Vice President,
Private Banking

Walter M. Deriso, III
My background in family office management has taught me how closely personal and business finances are tied. At Atlantic Capital Bank, many of my private clients are owners or managers of a business, so our Private and Professional Financial Services Group takes special care to accommodate the bridging of both interests – personal and corporate.

Client Focus: High-net-worth individuals, family offices, physicians, and medical practices

Experience: 12 years of experience assisting and advising private individuals and family offices

Education: Vanderbilt University, BA; University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, MBA

Affiliations: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Member of the Administrative Board and Chair of the Finance Committee; Marcus Autism Center, Member of the Board of Trustees; Autism Speaks, Committee Member; Believe in Me Foundation, Board Member; Georgia Society of CPAs, Member; Buckhead Baseball, Coach

Representative Transactions:

  • $3.0 million operating line of credit, term and equipment loans for an orthopaedic practice
  • $1.0 million construction loan and operating line of credit to a family medicine practice
  • $0.6 million construction to permanent loan to a pediatric practice
  • $0.5 million operating line of credit to a general surgery practice
  • $0.5 million construction loan to a dermatology practice for build out of a new ambulatory surgery center

Lora G. Fishman

Senior Vice President,
Private Banking

Lora G. Fishman
Having the opportunity to work with business owners and corporate executives keeps my job interesting. However, my favorite part is getting to know the client and their family. With my strong belief in excellent customer service, attention to the details and a sincere desire to know and understand each of my clients, I’m most rewarded when I become a member of the client’s advisor team.

Client Focus: High-net-worth individuals and owners and executives of companies banking with Atlantic Capital Bank

Experience: A Certified Financial Planner with over 25 years of experience serving the needs of private banking clients

Education: University of Tennessee, BA; Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

Affiliations: The Shepherd Center; Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Anne P. Markette

Senior Vice President,
Private and Small Business Banking

Anne P. Markette
My philosophy when working with clients? Deliver what you promise and always exceed their expectations.
Focus:
  • Private Banking: High-net-worth individuals, attorneys and law firms
  • Small Business Banking: Small businesses in the metro Atlanta area

Experience: Over 20 years of private banking experience

Education: Agnes Scott College, BA; Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)

Affiliations: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Agnes Scott College

John T. Seeds

Senior Vice President,
Private Banking

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

Client Focus: Wealth Management/RIA firms, Private Equity Groups and Junior Capital Firms with particular focus on structured finance transactions with fund LLCs

Experience: Over 30 years of Corporate Banking experience working with companies of all sizes to target and reach their strategic capital raising initiatives

Education: Miami University in Oxford, BA in Business Administration with concentration in Finance (1985); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), earning right to designation in 2001

Affiliations: Peachtree Presbyterian Church of Atlanta; Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2015; Board of Trustees of The Howard School

Representative Transactions:

  • Shareholder Loan Programs, particularly attractive in RIA space
  • Capital Call lines of credit for fund LLCs
  • Term credit facilities in the structured finance world
  • Credit and non-credit services for wealth management firms/RIAs that address the firm, executives of the firm and clients of the firm

Dirk S. Ledford

Senior Vice President
Private Client Services

Dirk S. Ledford
Success stems from hard work, good ethics and great relationships. I strive to keep each of these core elements at the forefront of my business with each client.

Client Focus: Atlanta-based business owners, high-net-worth individuals, and professionals

Experience: 20 years working in Private and Commercial banking

Education: Georgia College and State University, BBA, Economics

Affiliations: Member of Buckhead Church, Former member of Atlanta Kiwanis Club, Volunteer work with the Special Olympics, Volunteer with the Humane Society

Representative Transactions:

  • $2.2 million jumbo construction to perm financing in Buckhead
  • $1.5 million equity line of credit for physician
  • $2.2 million commercial refinance for hospice building
  • $3 million line of credit for local law firm
  • $0.5 million term loan for local CPA firm

Hadley H. Abernethy

Vice President,
Private Banking

Hadley H. Abernethy
My clients hold a very special place in my heart, and I do everything that I can to nurture those relationships.

Client Focus: Family offices, high-net-worth individuals, attorneys and law firms

Experience: Over eight years of experience assisting family offices, private individuals and closely held businesses with their global financial and banking needs

Education: University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, BA

Affiliations: Junior Achievement; Atlanta Humane Society; Nature Conservancy; the United Way; Hospice Atlanta

Sunita Hall

Banking Officer,
Private Client Services

Sunita Hall
Personalized, high-level service is hard to expect in today's financial industry. I aim to approach banking from a client-focused perspective and strive to provide that high level of service to our clients, addressing their needs head on and leaving them knowing we worked together to create the best possible solution.

Client Focus: Affluent clients in the Atlanta market

Experience: Seven years of banking experience

Education: Auburn University, BA

Affiliations: Atlanta Auburn Club, Board of Directors