Mr. Bergen leads the specialized industry teams serving the Financials & REITs and Logistics & Transportation sectors on a national basis, as well as the General Industries Corporate Banking teams across the Southeast. Mr. Bergen has over 25 years of experience in banking, the first 14 years with Wachovia Bank in credit underwriting and relationship management, and the last 15 years with BB&T in the leadership of commercial and corporate banking teams. Mr. Bergen's expertise in serving corporations includes virtually all aspects of capital sourcing, risk management and business process enhancement.
Mr. Bergen earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Bergen is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.