Mr. Searls works to deliver BB&T capital markets and financial services capabilities to corporate clients in Central and Eastern North Carolina. He provides financial solutions including debt and equity capital, risk management, investment management, treasury management, and retirement plan services.
Since joining BB&T in 2001, Mr. Searls has served in various capacities across the Capital Markets Corporate Banking platform. Most recently, he served as a portfolio manager overseeing the risk management and credit underwriting functions in the Midwest for Food, Agriculture and Beverage corporate loan portfolios. In addition, Mr. Searls performed relationship management duties in the Commercial & Industrial, REIT, and Financial Services industry specialty sectors. Prior to joining BB&T, he worked at Wachovia (currently Wells Fargo) for 3 years.
Mr. Searls holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.