WINTER HAVEN, Fla.,
July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
SouthState Bank continues to focus on recruiting seasoned banking
talent to support the high-growth markets across the bank's
"We are excited to have seven experienced bankers join our
Commercial and Business Banking team, increasing our bench strength
and capacity," said Greg Lapointe,
chief banking officer. "As a leading regional bank in the
Southeast, we recognize the attractiveness and growth potential of
the region for businesses, and we are making the investment in
talent to support this expanding sector and its needs."
SouthState is pleased to announce the following bankers have
joined the team:
Greg Alt – commercial
relationship manager, Atlanta,
Georgia – comes to SouthState with more than 30 years of
commercial banking expertise, most recently as a commercial banker
with Synovus. Excellent at building and sustaining client
relationships, he not only provides clients with solutions for
their day-to-day operations, but also helps them successfully grow
their business and plan for the future.
Jeff Gilstrap – commercial
banker, Greenville, South
Carolina – has spent his 15-year banking career in the
Upstate, most recently with Wells Fargo.
Brad Hidalgo – business
banker, Osceola County,
Florida – has more than two decades of relationship banking
experience. During his time at Truist and BankUnited, he worked
with numerous business owners in the Central Florida market, providing them with
holistic financial support. His career also includes prior roles as
branch manager and financial center manager.
Jeff Manning – business
banker, Columbia, South
Carolina – joins SouthState from Adams and Reese LLP where
he served most recently as director of business development. With
nearly a decade of experience developing and executing
client-focused initiatives, Manning is poised to help his customers
obtain tailored solutions for their needs.
Phil Russo – commercial
relationship manager, West
Florida – was most recently a senior business banker and
commercial lender for First Citizens Bank, with a focus on serving
the healthcare industry. With a career spanning two decades, Russo
was a top performer for both First Citizens and PNC Bank in the
West Florida market.
Jimmy Stapleton – commercial
relationship manager, Northwest
Florida – brings his commitment to client-focused support
from Truist, where he was also a commercial relationship manager.
During his two decades of banking in the Pensacola area, he's honed his management and
sales skills, while also deepening client relationships by
providing merchant, treasury, private wealth and other financial
Bruce Wrenn – commercial
banker, Columbia, South
Carolina – has spent his 30-year banking career in the
Columbia market, with more than a
decade of experience in real estate and commercial banking with
Ameris Bank and BB&T. He offers
a unique blend of financial expertise and relationship-building
skills stemming from his previous roles, including market
president, business services officer, loan officer and branch
SouthState Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services
company headquartered in Winter Haven,
Florida. South State Bank, N.A., the company's nationally
chartered bank subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage
and wealth management solutions to more than one million customers
throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. The bank also serves clients coast
to coast through its correspondent banking division. Additional
information is available at SouthStateBank.com.
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