Jon Burkhart & TRG Commercial Banking Complete Successful Commercial Relationship Manager Search

(Richmond, VA) June 24, 2014 –  Jon Burkhart and the Commercial Banking Team of The Richmond Group USA (TRG) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Senior C&I Lender search in Austin for a successful and established Texas-based regional bank.

Our client reached out to us in the middle of the second quarter with an opportunity for a senior C&I lender in Austin in an effort to diversify the bank’s Commercial Real Estate-heavy loan portfolio.  Before they called us, the bank had tried for two months to fill the position on their own.  The senior lender not only needed to have great credit skills combined with excellent business development skills, but they also needed to be well-known and established in the Austin/Central Texas market with C&I-specific relationships that would allow them to immediately hit the ground running.  

Due to the specific qualifications this role required, a comprehensive search was conducted to uncover and attract a pool of qualified candidates in Austin and its surrounding suburbs and communities.  Because of our deep, already-existing relationships in Central Texas, we were able to identify and attract the right lender within two weeks.  

The new Senior C&I Lender has already hit the ground running, bringing over 5MM in new C&I relationships right away.  Our client is happy to have found someone who is well-established with a C&I portfolio of loyal clients and can help build a solid C&I portfolio and strong lending team in the coming years. 

As your business continues to grow, so does your need for talented individuals. What are you doing today to secure the future talent needs?

Should you desire additional information about this successful search or about our firm please contact Jon Burkhart and the Commercial Banking division at 804-285-2071 or email Jon at