Joe DiNicolantonio, formerly executive vice president and division head of business banking at Regions Bank, is joining Atlantic Capital in Chattanooga as executive vice president and president of the Tennessee and Northwest Georgia division, formerly known as FSG Bank.
DiNicolantonio will lead the business development and relationship management efforts of the bank's commercial, business and retail banking teams for Tennessee and northwestern Georgia, which includes banks in Chattanooga and Knoxville in Tennessee and in Dalton in Northwest Georgia.
DiNicolantonio will take over from Nathan Hunter who will retire May 31. Hunter joined FSG Bank, NA, in 2013. FSG was purchased by Atlantic Capital in October of 2015.
"Nathan was instrumental in the rebuilding of our focus largely business and commercial banking markets," said Mike Kramer, the former FSG president who is now president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Capital. "Joe's business banking experience and expertise is hugely important stepping into this role. Joe has a superior track record of success, building teams and delivering extraordinary banking service across Tennessee and the entire Southeast."
At Regions Bank, DiNicolantonio led the efforts of business bankers and SBA specialists across Regions' 15-state footprint. His team was responsible for strategy, banking products and banker development focused on meeting the financial needs of the client. His nearly 20-year career at Regions included market executive roles for West Tennessee and the Chattanooga market.
At Atlantic Capital, DiNicolantonio will be responsible for overseeing banking operations with nearly $1 billion in assets and about 200 employees.
" It is critically important that Atlantic Capital be successful in our Tennessee and Northwest Georgia markets. Joe's leadership experience in local markets and enterprise-wide is especially valuable to Atlantic Capital," said Doug Williams, chief executive for Atlantic Capital.
DiNicolantonio will be based in Chattanooga and report to Mike Kramer. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and his MBA from the University of South Florida. DiNicolantonio has served in board leadership roles with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business, University of Memphis College of Business, and the Mid-South Minority Business Continuum.
"I am excited to be joining the Atlantic Capital team" DiNicolantonio said in a statement. "The reputation of the bank, the leadership teams' commitment to build a premier bank across the Southeast and especially in East Tennessee combined with this unique opportunity to work in a great market, with great bankers focused on meeting their client's financial needs was at the core of my desire to join the ACB team."