Lincoln Stewart joins First Reliance Bank as Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Lincoln Stewart has joined First Reliance Bank as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager in Greenville, SC. In his new role, he will be responsible for underwriting and portfolio management for North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina markets.

Based out of the Downtown Greenville branch, Stewart is an experienced commercial credit underwriter with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Prior to joining First Reliance Bank, Stewart held key roles at various banks including as Credit Analyst, Commercial Underwriter, and Vice President. Stewart holds a Business degree with a concentration in Managerial Economics from Wofford College. He is also a graduate from the RMA Florida School of Commercial Lending.

“We are excited to welcome Lincoln to the team in Greenville,” said Rick Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Reliance Bank. “He is a highly motivated and results-driven leader and we look forward to his success with us at First Reliance Bank.”

“At First Reliance Bank, we believe that there’s more to banking than money, and we hire people that will deliver on this message,” said Brook Moore, Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Administer. “Lincoln possesses strong analytical and problem solving skills, along with the ability to cultivate lasting and trusted relationships with his teammates. These attributes will play a crucial role in his personal success, as well as the success of our customers in the North Carolina and Upstate SC communities. He is an excellent addition to our high performance culture.”

 

ABOUT FIRST RELIANCE BANK

Founded in 1999, First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: FSRL.OB), is based in Florence, South Carolina and has assets of approximately $761 million. The Company employs more than 150 professionals and has locations throughout South Carolina and central North Carolina. First Reliance has redefined community banking with a commitment to making customers lives better, its founding principle. Customers of the company have given it a 90% customer satisfaction rating well above the bank industry average of 81%. First Reliance is also one of three companies throughout South Carolina to receive the Best Places To Work in South Carolina award all 15 years since the program began. We believe that this recognition confirms that our associates are engaged and committed to our brand and the communities we serve. In addition to offering a full range of personalized community banking products and services for individuals, small businesses, and corporations, First Reliance offers two unique community-customers programs, which include: Hometown Heroes, a package of benefits for those serving our communities and Check N Save, an outreach program for the unbanked or under-banked. We also offer a full suite of digital banking services, a Customer Service Guaranty, a Mortgage Service Guaranty, and are open on most traditional holidays.
Additional information about the Company is available on the Company’s web site at www.firstreliance.com.