Countybank adds new associate to SBA lending team

August 7, 2019

Brad Cantrell joins Countybank as VP, SBA Business Development Officer

Countybank welcomed Brad Cantrell as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer in Greenville. Cantrell comes to Countybank with extensive experience in banking, credit, and business development across the Upstate.

Cantrell most recently served as Senior Credit Advisor with Oconee Federal where he developed and implemented a commercial lending platform and managed commercial and mortgage credit administration. He also served in executive-level credit roles during his 14 years with Greer State Bank. Cantrell holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Clemson University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Business Economics from Francis Marion University. He is also a South Carolina Bankers School graduate and holds a diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

“We are pleased to welcome Brad to Countybank’s SBA team,” said Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager at Countybank. “His expertise in credit and business management make him a perfect fit for this leadership role.”

As VP, SBA Business Development Officer, Cantrell is responsible for developing and structuring loan opportunities for Small Business Administration (SBA) eligible small and medium sized businesses

“Brad is joining an already exceptional SBA team and will undoubtedly help us continue to grow as an organization,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “We look forward to utilizing his skills to better serve Countybank’s customers and build lasting relationships across all markets.”


About Countybank

Founded in 1933, Countybank is a community-oriented financial services provider with locations across Upstate South Carolina in the Greenwood, Greenville, Greer, and Anderson communities. The combination of trusted, professional financial management experience with a community-first approach has made Countybank the premier community bank in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to a full array of traditional deposit and loan products, which include worldwide access via mobile and online banking, Countybank also provides products and services through Countybanc Insurance Services, Inc., Countybanc Investment Services, Inc., Countybank Mortgage, Countybank Trust Services, and its affiliate, Greenwood Capital. Connect with Countybank on Facebook and LinkedIn @CountybankSC.