National Bank of Commerce Launches Equipment Finance Group



Birmingham, AL-based National Bank of Commerce (NBC) hired Gary Bond as senior vice president of Equipment Finance. Bond will establish a new equipment finance group, focused primarily on the trucking industry. Bond has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and he will spearhead sales efforts across the bank’s Alabama, Florida and Georgia footprint.

NBC also appointed new leadership in its Birmingham and Atlanta markets. Following the successful merger of Private Bank of Buckhead with and into NBC earlier this year, Birmingham market President Robert Aland has been appointed as president of the Atlanta market, which includes Private Bank of Buckhead and Private Bank of Decatur. Patrick Carlton has assumed the role of president of the Birmingham market after most recently leading the bank’s Private and Professional Banking division for the past three and a half years.

NBC President and CEO Richard Murray, spoke of the new leadership appointments saying, “As we continue to expand our presence in both Atlanta and Birmingham, we couldn’t be more pleased to have quality leaders like Robert Aland and Patrick Carlton leading our efforts in these two exciting markets.”

NBC also announced the following appointments:

  • Mark Torbert joined as senior vice president of Treasury Management. Torbert has more than 20 years of experience. In this new role, he will be responsible for developing and executing the bank’s treasury management strategy, sales and product development in all markets.
  • Jason Bryant joined as a senior vice president in the Birmingham commercial banking group. With over 15 years of banking experience, Bryant will manage the banking needs of privately held businesses, as well as their owners, executives and employees.

“As our bank continues to grow and expand, having the right people in leadership roles becomes increasingly important,” Murray stated. “We are thrilled by today’s announcement, which underscores our commitment to providing a premier banking experience for our customers, as well as achieving our long-term growth objectives.”

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