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State Bank Financial Corp (STBZ.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Evans

67 2017 Chairman of the Board

J. Thomas Wiley

64 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board

Kim Childers

58 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Risk Officer

Sheila Ray

58 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

David Cline

56 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Black

41 2013 Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank

Remer Brinson

56 2015 Executive Vice President, President - State Bank

David Brown

51 2015 Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Steven Deaton

54 2012 Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Officer

Michael Fitzgerald

58 2015 Chief Talent Officer and Executive Vice President of the Bank

Bradford Watkins

50 2011 Director of Real Estate Banking and Executive Vice President of the Bank

James Balkcom

72 2011 Lead Independent Director

Archie Bransford

64 2010 Independent Director

Ann Curry

73 2013 Independent Director

Virginia Hepner

59 2010 Independent Director

John Houser

68 2012 Independent Director

Anne Kaiser

60 2016 Independent Director

William McKnight

59 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Evans

Mr. Joseph W. Evans is the Chairman of the Board of State Bank Financial Corporation., since January 2010. Mr. Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairman of the Board, positions he has held since 2010. Mr. Evans also served as the Chief Executive Officer of State Bank from July 2009 until January 1, 2015. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flag Financial Corporation which was acquired by RBC Centura Bank in 2006. Mr. Evans previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Corporation of Georgia which was acquired by Century South Banks, Inc. in 1997 and later served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Century South Banks, Inc., which was acquired by BB&T in 2001. Currently, Mr. Evans is also a managing principal of Bankers’ Capital Group, LLC, an investment company that primarily buys and sells notes. Mr. Evans serves on the boards of directors of Southern Trust Insurance Company and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He is Vice President of the Buckhead Coalition, a trustee of the Foundation of the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference, Inc. in Macon, Georgia, where he chairs its investment committee, a member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center and the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Mr. Evans serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Foundation as Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the advisory board of the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, having previously served as chairman. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and previously served as a director of the Alliance Theater at The Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech.

J. Thomas Wiley

Mr. J. Thomas Wiley, Jr. is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of State Bank since January 2015, as President of the Company since January 2013 and as a director of the Company and State Bank since 2010 (and as Vice Chairman of the boards of directors of the Company and State Bank since 2013). Mr. Wiley also served as President of State Bank from January 2013 until July 2015. Mr. Wiley also served as a director of First Bank of Georgia, which we acquired in our acquisition of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares from January 2015 until July 2015, when First Bank of Georgia was merged into State Bank. Mr. Wiley is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Bankshares, Inc. and its subsidiary bank, The Coastal Bank, where he served from 2007 until November 2012. Mr. Wiley also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coastal Bankshares and The Coastal Bank from 2007 until March 2014. Before joining Coastal Bankshares, Mr. Wiley served as the Vice Chairman/director and Chief Banking Officer of Flag Financial Corporation from 2002 until 2006 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flag Bank from 2002 until 2006. Mr. Wiley is also a managing principal of Bankers’ Capital Group, LLC, an investment company that primarily buys and sells notes. Mr. Wiley serves on the board of governors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the board of trustees of the Atlanta Police Foundation and is a former chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association. Mr. Wiley is a graduate of the Leadership Georgia Foundation Class of 2001. Mr. Wiley also serves as Co-Chairman of the Valdosta State University Capital Campaign. Mr. Wiley earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valdosta State University and is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University.

Kim Childers

Mr. Kim M. Childers is Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Risk Officer of State Bank Financial Corporation. Mr. Childers previously served as our Chief Credit Officer from 2009 until July 2012 and as our President from 2009 until December 2012. Mr. Childers previously held senior positions with Flag Bank and RBC Centura Bank, including Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Flag Bank from 2002 until 2007 and as Director-Georgia Risk Management of RBC Centura Bank from 2006 until 2007. Before joining Flag Bank in 2002, Mr. Childers was employed with Century South Banks, Inc., the holding company of 12 banks located in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina, acting in a number of capacities, including Regional Chief Executive Officer for the North Georgia Region (which included eight charters and $600 million in assets), Chief Credit Officer and Senior Vice President/Credit Administration. Mr. Childers also serves as a managing principal of Bankers’ Capital Group, LLC, an investment company that primarily buys and sells notes. Mr. Childers holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia.

Sheila Ray

Ms. Sheila E. Ray serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of State Bank Financial Corporation and Bank. Ms. Ray serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and State Bank, a position she has held since January 2015. Ms. Ray also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Company and State Bank, a position she has held since December 2015. Ms. Ray joined the Company and State Bank in October 2014 as Executive Vice President – Finance. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of our former subsidiary bank, First Bank of Georgia, concurrent with her service as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, from January 2015 until July 2015, when it was merged into State Bank. Before that, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Atlanta Bancorporation, Inc. and Bank of Atlanta from 2006 until each was merged into the Company and State Bank, respectively, on October 1, 2014. She also served on the board of directors of Bank of Atlanta, a position she held from 2010 until 2014. Before that, Ms. Ray served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary unitary thrift, Tucker Federal Bank, from 1997 until it was acquired by RBC Centura Bank in 2002. In 2003, she left RBC Centura Bank to work as an independent consultant, providing financial analysis and strategic planning to a variety of community banks. Ms. Ray also previously served in various leadership roles at First National Bancorp and its subsidiary bank First National Bank of Gainesville from 1988 until 1996, including the Director of Information Processing and Administrative Support and Director of Internal Audit. Ms. Ray is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Board of Trustees at Toccoa Falls College and a member of the board of directors for the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. Ms. Ray holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Georgia.

David Cline

Mr. David W. Cline is the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company., since January 2010. Mr. Cline also serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of State Bank, positions he has held since January 2015. Mr. Cline previously served as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of State Bank from August 2009 until December 2014. Before joining State Bank in August 2009, Mr. Cline was a Director of Technical Operations with AT&T Business Field Services, serving the AT&T and BellSouth family of companies in technical management roles from 1988 until retiring in 2009. Mr. Cline holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

David Black

Mr. David F. Black is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Black joined the Bank in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Finance. Before that, Mr. Black served as Director of Corporate Strategy at First Horizon National Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee from July 2009 until August 2011. Mr. Black held various leadership roles in Corporate Development and Finance at Wachovia Corporation in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina between June 2000 and July 2009 and started his banking career with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. Mr. Black holds both a bachelor's of business administration in finance and master’s degree in business administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Remer Brinson

Mr. Remer Y. Brinson, III is the Executive Vice President of the Company and President - State Bank., a subsidiary of the Company., since January 2015. Mr. Brinson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares from May 2008 until January 2015, when it was merged with the Company, and he served as a director of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares from May 2004 until January 2015. Mr. Brinson also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our former subsidiary bank, First Bank of Georgia, from October 1999 until it was merged into State Bank in July 2015. Mr. Brinson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank and Trust until its acquisition by Allied Bank of Georgia. From 1994 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President of Allied Bank of Georgia and Regions Bank. From 1982 to 1994, Mr. Brinson served First Union Bank and its predecessor, Georgia-Railroad Bank and Trust, in various capacities, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking. Mr. Brinson has served as Chairman of the board of directors of the Georgia Bankers Association, Augusta Tomorrow, The Episcopal Day School and The Augusta Country Club. Mr. Brinson currently serves on the boards of directors of the Georgia Bankers Insurance Trust, The Richmond County Development Authority and Tuttle-Newton Home. Mr. Brinson holds a bachelor’s of business administration in finance from the University of Georgia.

David Brown

Mr. David C. Brown is the Corporate Development Officer and Executive Vice President of State Bank Financial Corporation., positions he has held since December 2013, with respect to the Company, and since March 2016, with respect to State Bank. Before joining the Company, Mr. Brown served as Managing Principal of Sagus Partners, LLC from January 2008 until December 2013. Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s of arts in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Steven Deaton

Mr. Steven G. Deaton is the Enterprise Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company and State Bank., since August 2012. Mr. Deaton previously served as Atlanta Regional President/Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice President of State Bank from August 2009 until July 2012. Before joining State Bank, Mr. Deaton served as Executive Vice President/Atlanta Regional President of Flag Bank from 2005 until 2006 and served as President of Business Banking for Georgia for RBC Centura Bank from 2006 until 2007 (following RBC Centura Bank’s acquisition of Flag Bank). Mr. Deaton joined Flag Bank after it acquired First Capital Bank, successor of Chattahoochee National Bank, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Senior Lender. Before that, Mr. Deaton held various senior management positions at Bank South and SouthTrust Bank from 1985 until 2000, including Georgia Commercial Banking Manager, Georgia Credit Administrator and Director of the Management Training Program. Mr. Deaton holds a bachelor’s of science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Fitzgerald

Mr. Michael R. Fitzgerald is the Chief Talent Officer and Executive Vice President of the Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary State Bank Financial Corporation .Mr. Fitzgerald joined the Bank in 2011 as Senior Deposit Officer. Before that, he served as President of FitzgeraldMSI, a consulting company for banks from 2002 until 2010. Mr. Fitzgerald previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of NetBank, Vice President of Mellon Bank and President of directbanking.com, the online banking division of Salem Bank of Boston. Mr. Fitzgerald holds an economics degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Bradford Watkins

Mr. Bradford L. Watkins is the Managing Director of the Commercial Finance Group and Executive Vice President - State Bank., a wholly-owned subsidiary State Bank Financial Corporation. In his role, he has responsibility for Commercial Real Estate Finance, Homebuilder Finance, Government Guaranteed (SBA) Lending, Wholesale Lending and Specialty Finance. Mr. Watkins previously served as Director of Real Estate Banking of State Bank from 2011 until 2015 and as Atlanta Regional Credit Officer of State Bank from 2009 until 2011. Before joining State Bank, he served as Senior Vice President of Cornerstone Bank between 2007 and 2009. Before that, he served as the Regional President for Atlanta and later for Real Estate Finance at Flag Bank from 2002 until 2006. He began his career in 1988 at Wachovia Bank, where he served in various capacities in Retail Banking and Corporate Finance. Mr. Watkins holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington & Lee University and a master’s of business administration in finance from Georgia State University. He also has completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

James Balkcom

Mr. James R. Balkcom, Jr. is the Lead Independent Director of State Bank Financial Corporation. He is Chairman of the Board of TMG Gases, Inc., a gas supply chain management company. Mr. Balkcom also serves as an operating partner with Council Ventures, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. He served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Talent Quest, a leadership consultancy, from 2004 through 2010 and as Chairman of the Board of iKobo, Inc., a provider of online money transfer services, from 2006 until 2009. Mr. Balkcom also served as a director of EndoChoice, Inc. from 2009 until 2016 and as a director of Reach Health, Inc. from 2010 until 2014. He served as Chairman of the Board of Commerce South Bank, Inc. from 2001 until 2004 and as a director and Chairman of the compensation committee of Century South Banks, Inc. from 1997 until 2001. He was also a director and Chairman of the audit committee of DataPath, Inc. from 2007 until 2009. Mr. Balkcom served as Chief Executive Officer of Techsonic Industries, Inc. from 1977 until 1994. He serves as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Georgia and has served on the executive committee of the USO Council of Georgia since 2000. Mr. Balkcom also serves on the advisory board of the Shepherd Center Foundation, Inc. Mr. Balkcom holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Archie Bransford

Mr. Archie L. Bransford, Jr. is an Independent Director of State Bank Financial Corporation. He is the President of Bransford & Associates, LLC, a bank regulatory consulting group that consults with banks on risk management and regulatory matters, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to forming the consulting group, Mr. Bransford retired from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as the Deputy Comptroller for the agency’s Southern District, where he was responsible for the regulatory activity of approximately 700 banks. Mr. Bransford was a member of the board of directors of Banuestra Financial Corporation, a private financial services company, from 2006 until 2008. Mr. Bransford holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit.

Ann Curry

Ms. Ann Q. Curry is an Independent Director of State Bank Financial Corporation., since July 24, 2013. She is the Chair and Chief Client Strategist of Coxe Curry & Associates, a fundraising consulting firm serving nonprofit organizations in greater Atlanta and throughout Georgia, a position she has held since 2015. Ms. Curry previously served as the President of Coxe Curry & Associates from 1992 until 2014. Ms. Curry has held leadership roles both locally and nationally with the League of Women Voters, and she was a five-year member of the Board of Research Atlanta and its first woman president. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia and a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. Ms. Curry serves on the CDC Foundation’s Advisory Board, on the Nominating Committee of United Way, on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Conservancy and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club. She is a graduate of Duke University, a past chair of the Duke University Women’s Studies Council and a six-year member of the Board of Visitors for Trinity College at Duke. She also currently serves on the advisory board for Duke University Libraries.

Virginia Hepner

Ms. Virginia A. Hepner is an Independent Director of State Bank Financial Corporation and the Bank., since September 2010. Ms. Hepner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodruff Arts Center, a position she has held since 2012. The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art. Before joining The Woodruff Arts Center, Ms. Hepner was a business consultant with DMI, Inc., an entertainment and music marketing company, from 2011 until 2012. She serves on the board of directors of Oxford Industries, Inc., a publicly traded lifestyle brands retailer. Ms. Hepner has over 25 years of corporate banking experience with Wachovia Bank and its predecessors, serving in North Carolina, Chicago and Atlanta. She joined Wachovia Bank in 1979 and, until her retirement in 2005, she held numerous positions in corporate banking and capital markets, including Atlanta Commercial Banking Manager, Manager of the Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Group, and Executive Vice President and Manager of the U.S. Corporate Client Group. Ms. Hepner was formerly a director of Chexar Corporation (now named Ingo Money, Inc.), a private financial technology company. She is also active in many not-for-profit and civic organizations and presently serves as a board member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Midtown Alliance and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ms. Hepner holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Houser

Mr. John D. Houser is an Independent Director of State Bank Financial Corp., since September 27, 2012. Mr. Houser served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Trust Corporation from 2007 until his retirement in August 2016. Mr. Houser served as director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Trust Insurance Company from 2007 until January 2016 and as a member of Southern Specialty Underwriters, LLC from 2009 until 2015. He served as a director of Flag Financial Corporation from 2004 until 2006 and as Managing Partner of Miller Ray Houser & Stewart, a Certified Public Accounting firm in Atlanta, from 1998 until 2007. Mr. Houser served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1970 until 1973. Mr. Houser served as member of the Georgia Underwriting Association from 2008 until 2016 and as its Chairman from 2012 until 2016. He also served as a director of the Georgia Association of Property and Casualty Insurance Companies from 2008 until 2015. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Middle Georgia from 2010 until 2016 and currently serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. Mr. Houser received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech in 1970 and a master’s of public accountancy from Georgia State University in 1975.

Anne Kaiser

Ms. Anne H. Kaiser is an Independent Director of the Company. She is the Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power Company, a position she has held since 2015, leading the company’s efforts to recruit new industry to Georgia and help existing industries grow. Ms. Kaiser previously served as Vice President, Northwest Region for Georgia Power Company from 2008 until 2015 with responsibility for 15 counties and more than 170,000 customers. Ms. Kaiser joined Georgia Power Company in 1998 and has held a variety of positions, including Vice President of Corporate Services, assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Sales. Before joining Georgia Power Company, Ms. Kaiser held senior marketing management positions at the accounting and consulting firm KPMG, the Westminster Schools of Atlanta and Alston & Bird LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta. Ms. Kaiser serves on the boards of Berry College, where she chairs the Finance Committee, and Georgia Children’s Cabinet. In addition, she serves as chair of the REACH Foundation, co-chair of the Alliance Theatre board, vice chair of the Technical College System of Georgia board and is on the advisory board of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Ms. Kaiser holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Georgia. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Marketing Program at Harvard Business School and the National Association of Corporate Directors’ College.

William McKnight

Mr. William D. McKnight is an Independent Director of State Bank and Trust Company and its parent company State Bank Financial Corporation. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of McKnight Construction Company, a general contracting firm that operates in the Southeast, a position he has held since 1979. Mr. McKnight is also the President of Will McKnight Construction Company, a position he has held since 1999. Mr. McKnight previously served as a director of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, Inc. ("Georgia-Carolina Bancshares") until it merged with the Company on January 1, 2015. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Bank of Georgia, which we acquired in our acquisition of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares, from May 2010 until July 2015, when First Bank of Georgia was merged into State Bank. Mr. McKnight currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Ports Authority, the Jasper Ports Authority and the Georgia Health Sciences Foundation. He has previously served on the boards of Associated General Contractors of America, the Augusta Ballet and the Tuttle-Newton Home. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech.