Oakworth can solve for any need. That’s what excites me about banking in general — helping individuals, families and businesses. Similar to big banks, Oakworth offers commercial, retail and personal banking capabilities as well as investment management capabilities. Such versatility is unparalleled among community and smaller banks. It’s very similar to what a large bank would offer.
Charlotte is full of banks. Many are good, none are great and none have the client-centered focus of Oakworth. The Oakworth model and approach will be well received in the Central Carolinas and I look forward to helping them grow.
I’ve known (Managing Director and Market Lead) Tim Beck for 25 or 30 years, so I know the leadership that Oakworth will have in this area. Oakworth and its advisors make it their mission to build trust and to understand the clients’ needs in order to help them achieve their goals for success. There is no “one size fits all” or a push to buy products. The focus is on the clients, their families, and their businesses. I have been client-facing throughout my entire career and I can assure you – this is exactly what the Central Carolinas market needs.
About Morrison Creech
Morrison Creech appreciates his retirement after 42 years in the financial services industry, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company/Wachovia Wealth Management. During his time with Wells Fargo, he held the positions of Head of Private Banking; Wealth Management Private Banking Managing Executive; and Wealth Management Managing Director of Credit and Depository Services. Before joining Wells Fargo, Morrison spent 25 years with Bank of America (NationsBank, NCNB) in leadership roles including Credit Products Executive for the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South, Commercial Banking, and Risk Management Executive across multiple business units. In addition, he has led significant system development projects in both commercial and consumer lending and deposit areas as Head of Business Systems Development as well as leadership roles in Finance and Credit Policy. Throughout his career, his greatest joy has been working with advisors and their clients to deliver solutions that help them achieve success.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Business Administration and serves on numerous educational committees and boards. He is currently on the board of trustees at Wingate University. He was also a deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, North Carolina. In his spare time, Morrison enjoys spending time on his farm and at the beach with his family.
Oakworth’s Central Carolinas Market Leader Tim Beck explains, “In the banking and financial community, Morrison Creech is widely known and highly respected for his broad experience in leading banking across the country. We are thrilled to have Morrison on our board to lend us his leadership, insight and knowledge as we seek to serve the Charlotte community and redefine financial services for our area.”