Charlotte has always been a big bank town, and most big banks don’t serve the needs of all businesses and families. I am excited about the true boutique service that Oakworth will be able to provide in Charlotte and the greater Carolinas. Our city is booming with growing businesses and successful professionals who are looking for a more curated experience, with deeply personalized services, so I am thrilled Oakworth is finally here to deliver just that.
Charlotte is an awesome place to live. It’s one of the fastest growing markets for emerging professionals. We have thousands of young professionals and growing families moving to the Charlotte region each year; many of whom are finding professional success far greater than in metropolitan cities much larger than the Queen City. This population is looking for personalized services in all realms of business, especially financial services. They want bankers who know their name when they walk into the lobby. Oakworth is poised to fill an immediate need.
I’ve known Jenifer Kimbrough, CFO, for over 20 years and have been keeping my eye on Oakworth Capital Bank since its inception in Birmingham. When I found out they were expanding to Charlotte, I knew I wanted to be a part of it, as this is exactly the type of bank the Carolinas needed. And I know that Oakworth will be a great community citizen, which excites me the most. Oakworth will excel because of their track record as not only a boutique bank but also a standup community partner.
Kimberly Mize, owner of Kimberly Mize Consulting, has worked in the nonprofit space for over 30 years. Having started her career in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Institution and NPR, Kimberly has worked for Christ Episcopal Church and Opera Carolina during her 15 years in Charlotte. With her husband Geoffrey and son Oliver, the Mizes have called Charlotte home for 15 years.
Mize has served on many boards in the greater Charlotte area, and remains an active volunteer for the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Charlotte Family Housing, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Safe Alliance and Foster Village. “Oakworth is incredibly philanthropic and I look forward to helping this small bank become a big part of our community.”