North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 201: Charlie Brown, Loyal Trust Bank
Charlie Brown, CEO of the recently opened Loyal Trust Bank, joins this edition of “North Fulton Business Radio.” Charlie discusses his bank’s mission and target customers, how technology helps a newly-formed bank like his serve clients better, and the impact he sees from the coronavirus. “North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and is broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Charlie Brown, Loyal Trust Bank
Charlie Brown is the President and CEO of Loyal Trust Bank. “Comfortable” and “easier” are words some customers are using to describe doing business with the bank due to its multi-cultural approach to banking.
This is also due in large part because the headquarters is local, opening November 15, 2019 after the Founding Directors discovered a need for just such a bank. This location for a headquarters means the policy and decision makers, including the board and executives are close to the customers or know them personally as well as active in the community. This availability and local focus allows leadership in the bank to consider the communities to financial needs and respond accordingly.
Secondly, Loyal Trust Bank is the only bank headquartered in Johns Creek, GA, the organization holds the distinction of being a truly multi-cultural community bank as evidenced by its board of directors and staffing. Again, this allows anyone from multiple cultures to do business with the bank and work with a banking professional that understands their language and culture. Specifically, the bank has a focus as a start on the Asian American community as well as the business community from all cultures.
Location: 11675 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30097. You can learn more by visiting their website or by calling 678-783-8018.
Founding Directors include:
Rose Jarboe, Chairwoman, CEO of WePartner
Charlie Brown, CEO of Loyal Trust Bank
Bill Abernathy, owner of Abernathy Bank Consulting and former regional OCC Bank Examiner
Julin Gu, Founder and President of China US Technology Innovation Center, Johns Creek, Georgia
John Lewis Jr., Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP as well as former Private Bank of Buckhead Board Member
Edward Oh, Founder and CEO of Pac Tell Group dba US Fibers
James Park, CEO and owner of Sun’s Transfer Co., Inc.
Bo Shen, Founder and Managing Partner of Fenbushi Capital
Dr. Dong Wang, CEO/Neurologist, Georgia Neuro-diagnostic & Treatment Center
Charlie Brown, CEO:
Charles Brown is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Loyal Trust Bank and has over 20 years of community bank chief executive officer experience in the position having built, bought and sold multiple banks over his career of 30 plus years in the industry. Mr. Brown most recently started Insignia Bank in 2006 (Sarasota, Florida) and served as its founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale in 2017, where Mr. Brown was able to achieve record returns. He was honored to be appointed by Chairman Sheila Bair of the FDIC to be one of only 13 bankers to represent his region on the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. for a period of over five years while serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Insignia Bank. Additionally, he served for over six years as one of two bankers to represent his state with the American Bankers Association in D.C. on its Community Bank Advisory Board.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with over $13 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.