Encore Bank Expands to Greenville, S.C.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 22, 2022) – Encore Bank today announced its expansion into Greenville, S.C. Michael Sharpton, Encore’s Regional President for the Carolinas, will lead the expansion.
With this expansion, Encore Bank is now operating in 18 markets across eight states. During the 4th quarter of 2021, Encore entered three other markets in the Carolinas: Charlotte, N.C., Charleston, S.C., and Greensboro/Winston Salem, N.C.
“Encore Bank has experienced rapid growth since it was established in 2019," said Sharpton. “Much of our success can be attributed to our concierge approach to banking. We truly build our processes and services with our clients in mind. We have been thrilled with the response we have received from clients as we have entered the Carolinas, and the key is the fantastic team of experienced professionals who have joined us. I am excited to bring our unprecedented levels of service to the people of Greenville.”
Sharpton has more than 27 years of financial services experience, managing both regional and national
teams, representing a diverse mix of companies. Before joining Encore in August of 2021, Sharpton served as the Division Sales Executive for North and South Carolina for Wells Fargo’s Commercial Bank. Over the years he led teams at CitiCapital, Terex Financial and Altec Capital. Sharpton has vast experience in sales management, strategic planning and business development with a proven track record of leading top-producing teams. He is a graduate of Samford University in Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration.
Sharpton is currently looking for a permanent space for the Greenville branch and is building a team of 10 – 15 experienced, talented banking professionals. Sharpton recently named Chris Fowler as senior vice president, commercial relationship manager. Fowler has extensive experience in financial services and working with commercial clients in the Carolinas.
About Encore Bank
Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., Encore Bank was established in 2019 after its founders became the leaders of The Capital Bank in Little Rock, a small bank founded in 1997. With just seven associates, $159 million in assets, one office in Little Rock and a vision to build a different kind of bank, Encore’s founders rebranded that small Arkansas bank as Encore Bank in 2019 and within three years turned it into one of the fastest growing banks in the country. Encore Bank is a privately held, boutique bank with a commercial focus that couples highly experienced and talented bankers with innovative technology to offer unprecedented levels of service to its clients through a hospitality-inspired concierge approach. Encore Bank provides a full suite of financial products and services to businesses, business owners, professionals, their families and contacts with purpose, passion and precision. Encore Bank currently operates in 18 markets across eight states. As of March 15, 2022, Encore Bank had $1.79 billion in total assets. Additional information about Encore Bank can be found at www.bankencore.com.