The FirstAtlantic Bank Leadership team is comprised of banking professionals who bring integrity and years of experience to our organization.
They are committed to making sure that FirstAtlantic's team members bring a high level of service and value to our customers and community so that all of our constituents will have confidence in our performance.
Meet our Leadership Team!
Mitchell W. Hunt, Jr.
Mitch is President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstAtlantic Bank and its holding company, FirstAtlantic Financial Holdings, Inc. and has served in those roles since the Bank's founding in 2007. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, he served in executive level leadership roles with both Wachovia Bank and SouthTrust Bank. Mitch began his banking career with SunTrust Bank in Macon, Georgia in 1981 after receiving his masters and bachelor's degrees of business administration from the University of Georgia. Mitch is an active member of the community as a board member for the Florida Bankers Association and the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. He is a member of Palms Presbyterian Church, the North Florida Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. Mitch enjoys sailing, reading, running, and spending time with his family.
Tim Ayers is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of FirstAtlantic Bank and its holding company, FirstAtlantic Financial Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, Tim served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Coastal Banking Company in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Capital Bank Holding Corporation from 1999 to 2006. Tim was also Vice President and Operations Manager of Community Capital Corporation in Greenwood, South Carolina from 1992 to 1998. Tim is a graduate of Clemson University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Financial Management.
Paul is the Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice President of FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic in 2015, he was a retired Executive Vice President and Division Head for Wells Fargo's Florida Business Banking Group from 2009 to 2013. He was also a member of the Wells Fargo 'Top of the House' Business Banking Line of Business Operating Committee from 2012 to 2013. Before that, Paul served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wachovia's Florida Bank from 2007 to 2008. He also served as Executive Vice President and Regional President of Wachovia's Greater Charlotte (NC) region from 2001 to 2007, with responsibility for retail, business banking, and commercial banking. Paul began his banking career with Wachovia in 1984. Paul is a graduate of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he received his Masters of Business Administration. He is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Paul is a past Chairman of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the Friends of Scouting Campaign, and the Steele Creek YMCA. He is also a past board member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Paul enjoys a good laugh, playing golf, biking, fishing, riding jet skis, and spending time with his family.
Kevin is the Chief Credit Officer and Senior Vice President of FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, Kevin served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for RG Crown Bank from 2005 to 2007. Before that, he served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for SouthTrust Bank from 2003 to 2005. Kevin also served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for Compass Bank from 1998 to 2003. Kevin began his banking career with Barnett Bank in 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Insurance and his Masters of Business Administration. Kevin is a current Board Member of First Coast Risk Management Association, is a past Chairman of the Board and Board member of the Association of Retarded Citizens in Duval County, a past board member for Easter Seals, NCCJ (formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews), the First Coast Manufacturers Association, the UNF Small Business Development Center, and the Southside Businessmen's Club. Kevin enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with his family.
Mike is Senior Vice President/Risk Management for FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, he served as Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for CenterBank of Jacksonville from 2000 to 2011. Before that, Mike served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for Prosperity Bank. In addition, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for American National Bank of Florida from 1989 to 1998. Mike began his banking career in 1984 at First State Bank & Trust Company in Albany, Georgia, and has over 32 years of commercial lending experience. He is a past Chairman of the Board of The Child Guidance Center, having served on the Board for 20 years. Mike is a past member of the Association of Builders and Contractors, the Jacksonville and Clay County Chambers of Commerce, a former mentor at Love Grove Elementary School, and an area Pop Warner football coach.
Jeff is a Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Lending for FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic in 2012, Jeff served as Vice President and Senior Commercial Banking Manager at EverBank, where he also served in various other leadership roles during his tenure there which began in 1998. Prior to joining EverBank, Mr. Weeks had various management and staff positions at American National Bank, where he began his banking career in 1981. Mr. Weeks is a charter member and former board member for the Fleming Island Rotary Club. He is a charter member and former board member for the Mandarin Kiwanis Club and the Russell Christian Academy and past board member for the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center. A native of Jacksonville, Mr. Weeks enjoys outdoor activities including kayaking and playing golf, and spending time with his family.
Tim is the Senior Vice President of Loan Operations and Management Information Systems for FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Heritage Bank of North Florida from 2010 to 2013. Tim also served at Community First Credit Union of Florida in a variety of roles including Controller during his tenure there which began in 1998. In April 2016, he was named one of the 40 Under 40 recipients through the Jacksonville Business Journal's annual recognition of up and coming business professionals in Northeast Florida. Tim received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Florida. He is a board member of FAME (Friends of Axon Montessori Elementary). Tim enjoys attending sports events, trivia night, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Kelly Nelson, PHR
Kelly is a Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources/CRA Officer and Audit Manager for FirstAtlantic Bank. Prior to joining FirstAtlantic, she served as Vice President and Human Resources Director for Monticello Bank from 2005 to 2007. Before that, Kelly served as a Human Resources Manager for Unison Industries from 2004 to 2005. She was the Human Resources Manager for Goodrich from 2000 to 2004. Kelly attended Suffolk University in Boston, where she received her Masters of Business Administration. She is currently a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and was previously an adjunct instructor at the University of Phoenix. Kelly enjoys exercising, eating healthy and engaging in outdoor activities such as swimming and bike riding, and spending time with her family.