Private Mortgage Solutions will be led by mortgage veteran Dan Smith, most recently of BrightPath Mortgage LLC, which he led as founding member. He entered the mortgage industry in 2001. He also has funded, led and grown several other businesses dedicated to the financial services industry.
Charlie Crawford, the bank’s president, CEO and chairman, said that, “Dan’s approach to mortgages is in step with our overall service philosophy, engaging seasoned professionals who are decision makers to bring tailored solutions to their clients in a service-centric model”
Smith said he's “excited by this opportunity, pairing our shared track records of high-touch service so that we can even better serve clients’ full spectrum of needs – banking and mortgage, offering them tailored solutions informed by seasoned professionals."
Private Mortgage Solutions can be found online and in the bank’s expanded footprint in Building Three, Piedmont Center.
Smith said that Private Mortgage Solutions, a division of the bank, offers a full range of mortgage products, including: purchase, refinance, investment, jumbo products, second home, construction, multiple collateral, fixed second, home equity and lot loan.
Other expansions for the bank, since its founding Dec. 11, 2006, include:
- In 2008 adding a Small Business Administration lending department that within a year earned SBA Preferred Lender Status, which has continued to be renewed.
- The Private Mortgage Services was established in 2010.
- In October 2012 the bank opened a Decatur location, known as Private Bank of Decatur; it recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.