SouthState Adds Talent in Commercial, Mid-Size and Commercial Real Estate in Southeast


Posted: October 26, 2021 at 10:13 a.m. EDT|Update: 26 minutes ago

WINTER HAVEN, Florida, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SouthState Bank has added nine senior bankers in the South East specializing in commercial lending, including middle market banking and commercial real estate, to its growing commercial banking team.

“We strive to be the employer of choice in the South East region, and we are extremely pleased that these leading bankers have chosen to expand their careers with our team as we continue to grow the bank.” , said Greg Lapointe, bank manager.

The following bankers have joined the SouthState team:

Will Randall – middle market banker, Charlotte, North Carolina – joined SouthState after spending the past nine years in relationship management at JPMorgan Chase. Randall excelled in mid-market banking in the Charlotte region and maintains close relationships with a diverse group of clients across the Carolinas.

Ruben Pedron – commercial real estate banker, South florida – has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate loans, in addition to five years of experience in commercial and industrial loans (C&I). He’s from Truist, where he oversaw a portfolio with loan commitments until $ 1.5 billion.

Will be monday – commercial banker, Charlotte, North Carolina – has spent the past eight years in business and commercial banking with Truist. Monday brings a strong commercial and industrial concentration to the post, as well as a diverse network in the Charlotte Region.

British Swanson – commercial banker, Charleston, South Carolina – has more than 13 years of experience with Banc of California and US Bank, where he supported a diverse portfolio of small business and commercial loans. It will build on this experience for the benefit of customers in the Caroline from the south The Netherlands.

John leighton – commercial banker, Wilmington, North Carolina – comes to the position of Regions Bank, where he served the middle market sector. Leighton has extensive experience as a commercial lender in the East North Carolina, with a career spanning more than 26 years.

Luis Martinez – commercial banker, Anderson, South Carolina – brings over a decade of banking experience with Wells Fargo and TD Bank to SouthState. Martinez was chairman of Minorities in Leadership and was also named in the “Top 20 Under 40” by the Anderson Independent Mail.

Trex Bolick – commercial banker, Augusta, Georgia – comes to Bank of America, where he spent four years supporting the South East mid-market and foodservice sectors of the bank, including deal selection, structuring and underwriting.

Brian Kinnearcommercial real estate banker, Richmond, Virginia – brings over 17 years of experience, including significant commercial real estate lending expertise gained in key markets in the Central Atlantic States and the North East region during his tenure at People’s United Bank and the M&T Bank.

Stephen roberts – commercial banker, Hartwell/Anderson/Greenwood, South Carolina – brings 10 years of banking experience to BB&T, in addition to seven years of experience as Chief Operating Officer for a Anderson, South Carolina company to the role. Roberts is also a veteran, having served as a petty officer in the US Navy.

SouthState Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company based in Winter Haven, Florida. SouthState Bank, NA, the company’s nationally chartered banking subsidiary, provides consumer, business, mortgage and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers across Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. The bank also serves clients from coast to coast through its correspondent banking division. Further information is available at

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