United Community Bank announced that banking veteran Richard Bradshaw is joining its ranks as President of specialized lending. In his new role, Bradshaw will focus on developing and leading the bank’s Small Business Administration lending program. He will also oversee specialty lines of business across the bank’s four-state footprint.
“Rich’s national reputation precedes him — he is truly one of the best in the league,” said Lynn Harton, UCB’s President and Chief Operating Officer. She added that the new president has a strategic vision which will help the bank in providing an even greater depth of quality products and services.
Bradshaw brings with him 25 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining United Community Bank, he served as head of U.S. SBA Programs at TD Bank. He also lead the development of a successful SBA lending unit at Carolina First Bank before it was acquired by TD Bank.
Aside from overseeing SBA lending at UCB, Bradshaw will supervise commercial specialty lines of business, including asset-based lending, corporate banking, and new-market tax credits. “I’ve found a home at United Community Bank,” said Bradshaw. He looks forward to joining a team that is committed to the small business space.
Bradshaw earned his Bachelor’s degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also has a MBA from Pepperdine University. Currently, he is the president of the Greenville Literacy Association’s board of directors.
About United Community Bank
Founded in 1950, United Community Bank is a regional US bank holding company providing retail and corporate banking services. It is the third largest traditional bank holding company in Georgia. Headquartered in Blairsville, the bank operates 100 branch sites throughout north Georgia, metro Atlanta, coastal Georgia, western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. For more information, visit www.ucbi.com.