Paragon Commercial Bank Names Stephanie Bryant as Vice President Development Officer

VP Development Officer Responsible for Managing Clients’ Personal Banking Accounts

Charlotte, NC, July 29, 2012 --( Paragon Commercial Bank (, North Carolina’s first business-only bank, has announced that Stephanie Bryant has been named as the VP development officer for the bank’s Charlotte office. In this position, Bryant is responsible for managing personal banking accounts and making sure that personal banking clients receive an exceptional banking experience. She focuses on relationship banking that is customer service driven. In addition, she is responsible for introducing prospective clients to the value of a personal banking relationship with Paragon.

Bryant has more than 15 years of experience in residential mortgage and construction lending, retail banking and residential real estate brokerage. Out of college, she began her career as a loan closer at a small savings bank with a single loan office in the Southpark area. From there, she worked her way up through various capacities including loan processing, loan originating and construction lending and branch management. When that bank was acquired, she was folded into the new company’s operations in Charlotte as their retail branch manager and construction lender. Bryant later changed organizations and focused solely on residential construction lending before opening her own residential real estate brokerage company.

Bryant earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2001, she won the award for Home Builders Association of Charlotte Women’s Council Woman of the Year.

“We are excited to name Stephanie as VP development officer,” said Phil Jurney, Paragon Commercial Bank Charlotte market president. “She has a diverse background and business experience in real estate and retail banking. We look forward to what she brings to our Charlotte team.”

About Paragon Commercial Bank:
Founded in Raleigh, N.C. in 1999, Paragon Commercial Bank is North Carolina’s first business-only bank. Paragon Commercial Bank provides banking products and services tailored exclusively to the needs of middle-market companies with revenues from $2 million to $75 million, their executives and high net worth individuals. The bank’s business focus includes operating companies in a wide range of categories, professional firms and nonprofit organizations. Headquartered in Raleigh, the bank expanded to open a location in Charlotte, N.C. in 2006. For more information, visit

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Jake Potter
MMI Public Relations
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