Nick-Roberts-June-2014[2].jpgNicholas Roberts

Nick Roberts serves as both the Sarasota County President and as a Relationship Manager in the Commercial Banking Division for SunTrust Bank.  In his role as the market president, Mr. Roberts oversees market and community development  strategies with leadership across business lines, including Retail, Private Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and CRA.  As a Relationship Manager, Mr. Roberts develops and manages commercial banking relationships for growing companies in the emerging and middle market spaces.  He provides comprehensive banking solutions, specifically but not limited to lending, cash management, international trade and succession planning. Additionally, through his partnership with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, provides hedging strategies, industry vertical resources, syndicated finance structures, and M&A advisory. 

Prior to joining SunTrust, Mr. Roberts worked for Ford Credit.  As a Dealer Service Analyst, he provided indirect and floorplan financing, as well as acquisition and real estate facilities.  Mr. Roberts joined SunTrust in March 2004 as an underwriter in the Business Banking division in Orlando, Florida. In this capacity, he underwrote small business loans, both conventional and SBA lending.  In 2006, Mr. Roberts moved to the Bradenton-Sarasota area as an Porfolio Manager in the Commercial Banking division, working with larger companies and underwriting complex commercial financing requests, including taxable and tax exempt bond facilities.    

Active in the community, he currently serves as the Treasurer for the Salvation Army, and is actively involved with the Association for Corporate Growth, BioFlorida and HFTP.  In the past, he’s served on the boards of  HFTP, Risk Management Association and Everglades University.  Mr. Roberts is a two time receipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award with a passion for teaching financial education.   

Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida along with a MBA from Webster University.  Mr. Roberts is married with two children and another expected in June 2016.