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Corporate Banking Team

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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.

Nathan A. Hunter

Executive Vice President,
Corporate & Business Banking,
East TN / NW GA Markets

Nathan A. Hunter
Mr. Hunter is the Executive Vice President of Corporate & Business Banking for the East Tennessee and NW Georgia markets. He has over 35 years in the banking industry, including experience in credit, loan review, commercial banking, real estate banking, treasury management, bank operations, and retail banking.

Mr. Hunter is the Executive Vice President of Corporate & Business Banking for the East Tennessee and NW Georgia markets.

Mr. Hunter began his career with the Tennessee Department of Banking as a Bank Examiner in the East Tennessee Region, where he oversaw the safety and soundness examinations for close to 30 state-chartered banks. Since then, he has worked with First American Bank in Knoxville (now Regions Bank) in credit, loan review and commercial banking roles and with Third National Bank of Knoxville (now SunTrust), where he joined as Vice President in Commercial Banking and worked his way to Executive Vice President. His career at SunTrust spanned over 21 years, including leadership roles in commercial banking, real estate banking, treasury management, bank operations and retail banking. In 2007, Mr. Hunter accepted an Area Executive position with Pinnacle Financial Partners to lead the de novo expansion into the Knoxville market—a successful expansion which led to the hiring of over 50 associates and $650 million in asset growth.

In 2013, he joined FSG Bank to lead the commercial line of business on the heels of the bank's recapitalization. He established a new leadership and banking team in the Knoxville market and energized the Chattanooga market into record production years in terms of asset growth and credit quality.

Mr. Hunter is a native of Brownsville, Tennessee. He holds a degree in Banking from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has also completed professional development programs at the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South and the Darden School at the University of Virginia. 

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