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Meet Our Executive Management And Senior Officer Team

 

John Thompson

John Thompson
President
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 813-549-4201
jthompson@centralbankfl.com

 

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mr. Thompson is a Florida native. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He attended the National Commercial Lending Graduate School and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army prior to beginning his banking career, which now spans 38 years. He understands banking at every level, from loan origination to underwriting, market expansion, product development, wealth and treasury management, and client service. His banking experience includes service with Barnett Bank, SunTrust Bank, American Momentum Bank, and an independent Community Bank in Georgia. He has served in such diverse roles as President & CEO, Chief Lending Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Line of Business Manager. John believes in community service and has served as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, United Way, American Heart Association, Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), Downtown Development Authority, Habitat for Humanity and Georgia Council on Economic Education.

W. Russell Andersen

W. Russell Andersen
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 813-549-4210
randersen@centralbankfl.com

Russell Andersen has lived in Florida since 2011.  He graduated from Bellevue University with a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing, The American College with a Chartered Financial Consultant designation, Doane College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and several banking schools.  He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry including over 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer.

He has served as an executive officer in several banks including Nebraska State Bank, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Community Valley Bank and West Gate Bank.  While his focus is on finance and accounting, he is a believer in providing outstanding customer service to the customers of the bank.

 

Nilesh Patel

Nilesh Patel
Executive Vice President
Information Security Officer
Chief Risk Officer
Phone:  813-549-4217
nileshpatel@centralbankfl.com

 

 

Nileshkumar C. Patel, CFA, is a founding director of Central Bank, having first been elected to the Board in 2007.  Currently Mr. Patel serves as an Executive Vice President -  Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Information Security Officer (ISO) of Central Bank. Mr. Patel is one of the principal organizers of Central Bank and has held a number of positions in development and implementation of software systems, and has been involved in the hospitality industry.  He also owns retail centers, medical offices, commercial land, and commercial rental properties.  Previously he worked as a project manager for Institutional Brokerage division at Susquehanna International Group (SIG) in Philadelphia. He has over ten years of Intellectual Technology experience and is a Certified Financial Analyst.  He has an MBA in Finance from Temple University, a BS in Electrical Engineering from S. P. University in India, and majority of course work towards an MS in Software Engineering from Penn State University. Nilesh was an Adjunct Faculty in the BS in Banking at St. Petersburg College from 2008 to 2011. He is a graduate of Florida School of Banking in Gainesville in 2007. In 2009 and in 2017 he also attended CenterState Bank Bond School.

 

 

Scott Kohler

Scott Kohler
Executive Vice President
Chief Lending Officer
Phone:  813-549-4211
skohler@centralbankfl.com

Scott Kohler has been with Central Bank since it opened in 2007. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic and has lived in Florida since 1999. Scott has been in the financial services and banking industry for 25 years. His banking experience includes service with First Citrus Bank, First Commercial Bank, SunTrust Bank and SouthTrust Bank.  Scott’s background includes all types of lending, from consumer and commercial to SBA and USDA loan guaranty programs.  He is active in the Carrollwood Kiwanis.

Pat Duval

Pat Duval
Senior Vice President
Compliance Manager
Bank Secrecy Act Officer
Phone:  813-549-4204
pduval@centralbankfl.com

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Pat Duval is a Florida native and has lived in this community her entire life. She has been with Central Bank since it opened. Pat has a General Banking Diploma from the American Institute of Banking, is certified in Human Resource Management from the University of South Florida and is certified as a Bank Secrecy Act officer. Pat has been in the banking industry for over 38 years. Her banking career includes service with Flagship Bank, Barnett Bank and Pilot Bank. Pat's background includes branch operations, compliance, audit, security, personnel and BSA management. She is active in Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE) and serves on their board of directors.

 

 

 

Anand Sabapathy

Anand Sabapathy
Senior Vice President
Residential Lending Manager
Phone:  813-803-7564
asabapathy@centralbankfl.com

Anand Sabapathy has lived in Florida since 1998.  He has over 25 years in the residential lending and consumer finance industry.  His banking experience includes service with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Pilot Bank.  He has an extensive background with all types of residential lending including conventional, government, construction and renovation financing.  He attended school at Ohio State and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Business law.  He is a member of NAHREP and is involved in several Realtor associations.