Triad Business Bank is led by experienced Triad banking leaders committed to helping this region and its businesses grow and thrive.
Ramsey K. Hamadi, CEO and Chief Financial Officer
Hamadi has more than 25 years of banking experience, including 15 years as the CFO for two public, billion-dollar financial institutions, NewBridge and Pulaski Financial Corp. Prior to joining Pulaski, Hamadi was a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and previously served in the in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis. He has a strong background in strategic planning, accounting, finance, compliance, investment portfolio and asset liability management. He currently serves on the board of directors and finance committee of Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and previously served as a director and audit chair for the Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Robin S. Hager, President and Chief Operating Officer
Hager has more than 30 years of banking experience, during which time she served in a variety of roles. She was chief administrative officer and an executive vice president at Yadkin Financial until it was acquired by First National Bank in March 2017, and held the same titles with NewBridge Bank from 2006 until it was acquired by Yadkin Financial in 2016. Hager received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She has served on the board of directors for the Greensboro Partnership, the United Way of Greater Greensboro, the Women’s Resource Center and on the advisory board for the UNCG Bryan School of Business and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Women to Women Endowment Fund.
William W. Budd, Jr., Chief Credit Officer
Budd has more than 30 years of experience in credit administration and commercial banking. Between October 2017 and March 2019, he served as chief credit officer of HomeTown Bank, based in Roanoke, Virginia. He has also served as senior managing director with Strategic Risk Associates, a national consulting and advisory firm specializing in financial institutions. He has previously served as executive vice president and chief credit officer for NewBridge Bank, as senior vice president for SunTrust Bank’s Commercial and Commercial Real Estate groups in the Carolinas. He has also held leadership roles with Wachovia Bank and Central Carolina Bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Jeffrey W. Montgomery, Chief Banking Officer
Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry. He previously served as a region manager and Triad market president at First National Bank, during which time he led First National’s commercial and business banking efforts. Prior to joining First National Bank in 2017, he served as Triad market president for SunTrust Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Banking.
Board of Directors
The members of our board of directors are among the most trusted leaders in the Triad and bring a broad range of professional expertise, entrepreneurial energy and diverse experience to our leadership.
Dianne N. Blixt, retired CFO of Reynolds American, director of Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Stanley J. Bradshaw, principal of Bradshaw Capital Management, LLC
Lisa J. Caldwell, retired executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Reynolds American Inc
Robert C. Clark, president of FTS/Leesona
Chris T. Dunbar, president and chief operating officer of Blue Ridge Companies
Kevin B. Jessup, managing partner at Salem Investment Partners
Darlene H. Leonard, founding partner of Smith Leonard Accountants and Consultants
Christine L. Myatt, member of Nexsen Pruett
Edwin W. Pearce III, president of Tencarva Machinery Company, LLC
Calvin Riley, president and co-founder of Nehemiah – The Leadership Company
Arthur Samet, president and CEO of Samet Corporation
Walker Sanders, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Daniel R. Taylor Jr., principal, Taylor and Taylor, Attorneys At Law, former partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kenan Wright, president of the Wright Company
Greg V. York, president of Vann York Auto Group