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Corporate Banking Team

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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.

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: Atlanta-based middle market companies

Experience: 20 years working in corporate banking, investment banking, and middle market lending

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

Affiliations: The Cathedral of Christ the King; The Nine O’ Clocks; Capital City Club; Buckhead Lions Club; The Breakfast Club; Junior Achievement; The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; The America Cancer Society

Representative Transactions:

  • $10 million line of credit to a linen distribution business
  • $9.7 million term loan to finance an owner-occupied distribution facility
  • $11.3 million equipment and real estate term loans to finance a new warehouse facility
  • $4.0 million line of credit to support working capital for a commodity distribution company

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: 14 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 million syndicated financing for student housing of a public university
  • $5 million construction to permanent loan for a church in Atlanta
  • $2 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

J. Christopher Deisley

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

J. Christopher Deisley
I enjoy working with clients to provide thoughtful solutions to their financing needs. I realize that the cost of the financing is an important factor, but I like working with clients who also appreciate the long term benefit of working with someone who really understands their business.
Client Focus:
  • Mid-size and emerging growth companies
  • Syndications desks and local lenders who need participations in syndicated transactions

Experience: 28 years of experience banking corporations and mid-size businesses

Education: Dickinson College, BA

Affiliations: Executives for Children campaign; Atlanta Classic Foundation, Inc; Piedmont Driving Club; Northside United Methodist Church; NYO softball program

Representative Transactions:

  • Partnered with three other institutions to provide $45 million in growth capital to an information processing company
  • $12 million revolving credit for working capital and growth to a manufacturer
  • Partnered with two other financial institutions to provide $60MM in ABL structured financing for a heavy equipment dealer in south Georgia
  • $8 million revolving credit for working capital financing to a high-end plywood distributor

Jennifer L. Hall

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Banking

Jennifer L. Hall
I enjoy working with companies that want honest, creative and sound ideas to help figure out business solutions. Some of the companies I work with need to borrow money, some need to better manage cash flow, and some need a bit of both. I define success by doing the right thing on behalf of the client and the bank, by offering a variety of solutions and by helping the business owners think a bit differently than they did before we met.

Client Focus: Middle market companies

Experience: 22 years of corporate banking experience in the Atlanta market 

Education: Emory University School of Business, BBA

Affiliations: Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors;  Leadership North Fulton, Board of Directors and past Chairman; Congregation Dor Tamid in Johns Creek, Ga, Board of Directors; 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award through the North Fulton Chamber

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 most of the bankers around here. Our mindset is not “Let’s put a deal on the books.” Instead, we ask ourselves, “What does this company really need?” and “How can we structure this deal so that the company and the bank both benefit?"

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

Experience: 23 years of experience banking small and medium size businesses

Education: University of Georgia, BBA in Accounting and Finance

Affiliations: Associated General Contractors of America; American Heart Association; American Cancer Society; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; CureSearch; Clairmont Hills Baptist Church

Representative Transactions:

  • $10 million five year revolving credit facility for acquisition and working capital financing for a southeastern distribution firm
  • $5 million line of credit for a large regional firm engaged in commercial construction
  • $4 million revolving credit facility for a national professional services firm
  • $9 million in term and revolving credit for acquisition and working capital financing for a regional provider of IT services

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: United Way of North Fulton, New Business Chair; Beacon of Hope Women’s Center, Board of Trustees; Johns Creek Community Association; Member, Atlanta Athletic Club; Parishioner, St. Brigid Catholic Church; 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 25 years experience serving emerging growth and middle market companies

Education: Oral Roberts University, BS

Representative Transactions:
  • $4 million line of credit to a family-owned business
  • $7 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 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: Team Captain for Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Fund Raising Campaign, earning a lifetime achievement award for fund raising; graduate of Pathbuilders Leadership Program, 2009.