Board of Directors

J. Adam Abram

Mr. Abram has served as the Chairman of the Board of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Abram has served as Chairman of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc., a bank holding company, since he co-founded the company in 2009. He has served as Chairman of Franklin Holdings (Bermuda), Ltd. since 2008 and served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of James River Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, from its inception in 2002 until 2012. James River Group, Inc. was publicly traded until 2008.

 

 

David S. Brody

Mr. Brody has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Brody has served as a director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since November 2011. He is the founder and managing partner of Brody Associates, a real estate development company, which position he has held for over ten years. He is past Chairman of the board of trustees of East Carolina University and is President of The Brody Brothers Foundation. Mr. Brody was a founding board member of the Little Bank, Kinston, North Carolina.

  Alan N. Colner

Mr. Colner has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Colner has served as a director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since 2009. He has been Chief Executive Officer, North America of PensionsFirst Group LLP, a solution provider to the global defined benefit industry, since 2010. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Colner was a partner with Compass Advisers LLP, an international investment banking firm, since 2001. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Colner served as a director for James River Group, Inc., an insurance holding company that was publicly traded until 2008.

Scott M. Custer

Mr. Custer has been a director and Chief Executive Officer of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. He has served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since 2010. Before joining Piedmont, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RBC Bank (USA), a position he held since 2004. An active member of the community, Mr. Custer is on the boards of trustees for the College of William and Mary and William Peace University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the College of William and Mary.

 

George T. Davis, Jr.

Mr. Davis joined VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. as a director in 2013.  Mr. Davis served as a director of ECB Bancorp, Inc. and The East Carolina Bank from 1979 to April 2013. He is an attorney and sole proprietor of Davis & Davis (law firm), Swan Quarter, NC.

Thierry Ho

Mr. Ho has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Ho has served as a director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since 2009. He has been a Managing Director of Lightyear Capital LLC, a private equity fund, and a member of its investment committee since 2008. Mr. Ho has served on the board of directors of Lightyear Capital portfolio companies ARGUS Software, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for real estate asset valuation and operation management, and Athilon Group Holdings Corp., a financial services company.

 

J. Bryant Kittrell, III

Mr. Kittrell joined VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. as a director in 2013.  Mr. Kittrell served as a director of ECB Bancorp, Inc. and The East Carolina Bank from 1990 to April 2013.  He serves as the President and owner of Kittrell & Associates, Inc., and as managing partner (since 2004) of Kittrell & Armstrong LLC, a commercial/industrial real estate development and sales company in Greenville, NC.  Mr. Kittrell is past Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Greenville, and serves on the Board of Vidant Medical Center.

 

Joseph T. Lamb, Jr.

Mr. Lamb joined VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. as a director in 2013. Mr. Lamb served as a director of ECB Bancorp, Inc. and The East Carolina Bank since 1981.  He is the owner of Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates, Inc. (real estate sales and rentals) and Lamb Realty, Inc. (realty company), Kitty Hawk, NC.

  Steven J. Lerner

Dr. Lerner has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Dr. Lerner has served as a Vice Chairman of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since he co-founded the company in 2009. He has served as the Chairman of FGI Research, a provider of online market research services, since he founded the company in 1981. From 2000–2012, Dr. Lerner served as Chairman of Capstrat, Inc., a strategic marketing communication firm, and he was Chairman of Yankelovich, Inc., a consumer research firm, from 2000–2008. Dr. Lerner has spent the last 30 years helping small and medium sized businesses maximize their potential. He has been involved in the formation of a number of companies including Blue Hill Group, and Sterling Cellular prior to its sale in 1993. Dr. Lerner is a member of the board of directors of HealthEMe, a provider of digital heath care services, and a director of Bandwidth.com, a provider of next generation communications services. Dr. Lerner received both a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he currently serves as a member of the University’s board of trustees.

  James A. Lucas, Jr.

Mr. Lucas has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since he co-founded the Bank in 1998. Mr. Lucas, a Certified Public Accountant, is managing partner of James A. Lucas and Company LLP, a private accounting firm established in 1966. Mr. Lucas has 40 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, tax, and auditing of businesses in various industries. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Charles A. Paul, III

Mr. Paul has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since 2006. Mr. Paul was a founding director of Port City Capital Bank (2002) prior to its acquisition by Crescent Financial Bancshares, Inc. in 2006. Mr. Paul currently serves as the President & CEO of Bald Head Island Limited LLC, the principal owner, operator and developer of the Island resort community. Additionally, since 2000, Mr. Paul has been a Managing Partner of Harbor Island Partners LLC, a private equity firm headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. Prior to his tenure in the private equity industry, Mr. Paul worked in the investment banking industry, principally specializing in the distressed securities area, in Manhattan, New York, and was previously employed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Salomon Brothers, Inc. Mr. Paul currently serves on the board of trustees of Cape Fear Academy, the Board of Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America (Mr. Paul is an Eagle Scout), and the board of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Cameron School of Business.

Jon S. Rufty

Mr. Rufty has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since he co-founded the Bank in 1998. Mr. Rufty is owner and President of Rufty Homes, Inc., a residential construction company. He has held numerous leadership positions in the Home Builders Association, including the President of the local Home Builders Association (8th largest in the U.S.) and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Home Builders. As an active civic and charitable leader, Mr. Rufty was a builder for multiple charity houses (Duke Children’s Hospital, American Lung Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation), and he currently serves on the board of advisors for General Hugh Shelton’s Leadership Center and the board of directors for Guatemala Village Partners. Mr. Rufty also serves on the board of advisors for North Carolina State University’s College of Management. Mr. Rufty holds a Business Management degree from North Carolina State University.

  A. Wellford Tabor

Mr. Tabor has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Tabor has served as a director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since 2009. He has been the Managing Partner of Keeneland Capital LLC, an investment firm which makes public and private investments, since May 2009. Mr. Tabor was a Partner at Wachovia Capital Partners, a private equity firm, from 2000 through 2009. Mr. Tabor serves as a director of Concho Resources, Inc., and numerous private companies and community organizations. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Tabor served as a director for James River Group, Inc., an insurance holding company that was publicly traded until 2008.

 

 

Nicolas D. Zerbib

Mr. Zerbib has been a director of VantageSouth Bank and VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Zerbib has served as a director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, Inc. since November 2011.  He has been employed by Stone Point Capital LLC, a private equity fund, since 1998 and is currently a Senior Principal and a member of its investment committee.  Mr. Zerbib has served as director of several Stone Point Capital portfolio companies, including The ARC Group, LLC, a wholesale insurance broker, Amherst Holdings, LLC, a specialist broker-dealer focusing on mortgage-related securities, Hodges Mace Holdings, LLC, an employee benefits enrollment and administration service company, Freepoint Commodities LLC, a commodities merchant trading company, Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc., a risk management and financial services firm, NXT Capital, Inc., a commercial finance company, Preferred Concepts LLC, a program administrator and wholesale broker, Privilege Underwriters, Inc., a managing general agent for personal lines products, and StoneRiver Holdings, L.P., a provider of insurance technology, professional services and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry.  From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Zerbib served as director for James River Group, Inc., an insurance holding company that was publicy traded until 2008.

 

 
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