Corporate Banking Team

Kenneth W. Deere

Executive Vice President,
Director of Corporate Banking

Kenneth W. Deere
I believe there has been a void in the market for a premier middle market business bank, and we are focused on becoming that bank. We build deep banking relationships based on trust and put our clients' interests first.

Mr. Deere is the Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Banking at Atlantic Capital Bank.

Mr. Deere has over 34 years of experience in corporate banking, primarily managing this function within the Atlanta business sector. Prior to joining Atlantic Capital Bank, he led corporate banking groups at Bank South, SouthTrust Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Wachovia Bank, where his last position was that of Commercial Banking Executive for the Georgia market.

A resident of metro Atlanta for over 29 years, Mr. Deere has served in various capacities with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cobb, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Rainmaker Council, the Center for Family Resources, Atlanta Venture Forum, Wachovia Bank Charitable Foundation, the Georgian Club, and Mt. Bethel Church - North.

Mr. Deere earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1978.

W. Mark DeMarcus

Senior Vice President,
Market President, Charlotte

W. Mark DeMarcus
I believe there continues to be great disruption caused by bank consolidation and unending restructuring. This disruption has caused confusion for many owners of mid-sized businesses. I have built my career and we have built our bank on developing long-lasting relationships based on mutual trust, commitment and loyalty, while providing tailored financial solutions for our clients.

Client Focus: Emerging growth and mid-sized private companies in the Southeast.  

Experience: 30+ years of Commercial Banking experience in the Carolinas and Virginia markets

Education: University of North Carolina Charlotte, BA Business Administration/Finance

Affiliations: Novant Health Foundation, former board member of UNC Charlotte Athletic Foundation, former board member of Charlotte Mecklenburg Educational Foundation, former board member Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation

David E. Johnson

Senior Vice President,
North Region Manager
Corporate Banking

David E. Johnson
To me, it is not just a “banking transaction” – it is about the long term relationship. Business owners want a financial partner who will listen and to provide expert advice, and I am committed to just that. My goal is to simplify my clients lives, while helping them save money and grow their company.

Client Focus: Georgia-based emerging and middle market companies 

Experience: 18 years of experience banking small and medium size businesses

Education: Georgia College & State University, BS

Affiliations: Cobb Chamber of Commerce, with the Military Family Support Center, Leadership Cobb, and EDGE; The WellStar Foundation; Construction Financial Management Association; Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; GA Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity; Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. 

Representative Transactions:

  • $10 million revolving credit facility for working capital financing to a multigenerational - family owned manufacturing company
  • $12 million revolving credit facility and $2.5 million term loan to a regional construction firm
  • $5 million line of credit to a family-owned business in the supply/distribution industry
  • $2.5 million aircraft term loan 
  • $4 million construction to permanent term loan to a medical / healthcare company
  • $2 million term loan to a food supply/distribution company
  • $4.5 million term loan in the golf industry

John M. May

Senior Vice President,
East Metro Atlanta Region Manager

John M. May
I have a wealth of commercial banking experience within the metro Atlanta market which gives me a unique perspective of the challenges facing today's business owner. My approach is very client-focused. I believe in providing tailored financial solutions to help clients meet their business objectives.

Client Focus: Commercial clients in the east Atlanta metro region.

Experience: 30 years of Commercial Banking experience in the metro Atlanta market

Education: Georgia State University, BBA

Affiliations: Sparrows Nest, Athens, Georgia,  Athens Church, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce,  former board member of Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, former board member of Rockdale Youth Baseball Association 

Representative Transactions:

  • $13 million senior credit facility to plastics manufacturer
  • $3.2 million owner occupied loan to truck repair/fleet maintenance company
  • $2.8 million owner occupied loan to fire protection company
  • $750,000 senior credit facility to right-of-way acquisition company