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Aquesta hires new Charlotte market president


Jeff Brinkman has been named Charlotte market president for Aquesta Bank. He will be based in Aquesta’s Rea Farms branch which opened in August. He will help develop and grow commercial relationships in the Charlotte area, as well as promote the bank in the Charlotte market and identify hiring and expansion opportunities.

Brinkman 30 years in banking includes KeyBank and Fifth Third Bank. He moved to Charlotte in 2010 with Fifth-Third’s healthcare and professional services group and more recently as Regions Bank’s Charlotte Commercial Executive.

Aquesta Bank is the second largest bank headquartered in Mecklenburg County. Aquesta established it first branch in Charlotte almost 5 years ago across from the South Park Mall. Based on an annual growth rate of about 15-percent per year for the last six years, Aquesta ranks in the top 10 percent in the United States for banks under $1 billion in assets.



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