Paragon Commercial Bank Names Lisa Valentino Vice President and Client Development Officer

20-Year Industry Veteran Responsible for Client Deposits and Business Development

Raleigh, NC, October 07, 2012 --( Paragon Commercial Bank (, North Carolina’s first business-only bank, has announced that Lisa Valentino has been named vice president and client development officer. In her new role, Valentino’s responsibilities include working with current business clients to assist them with their treasury management and borrowing needs, as well as bringing in new clients to Paragon. Valentino will concentrate on the personal side of Paragon’s need for individual clients working with other Paragon client development officers to canvas the owners and managers of the bank’s many operating businesses.

Valentino has 20 years of sales and marketing experience, including four years in nonprofit management. Prior to her current position, Valentino served for four years as director of development for Me Fine Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides assistance for children and families at the Duke Children’s Hospital and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at University of North Carolina, and she was later promoted as its executive director. Valentino also spent 10 years with RBC Bank® as an account manager for personal and business investments.

“We are excited for Lisa as she begins her new role as assistant vice president and client development officer,” said Frank Tart, Paragon Commercial Bank Raleigh market president. “Her devotion to Paragon will help bring in new clients while ensuring their treasury management needs are optimized for product/return fit.”

- Valentino is a native of Johnston County, where she lives with her husband, Joey, and two sons, Matthew and Logan.

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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