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Meet Our Executive Management And Senior Officer Team



John Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 813-549-4201



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 40 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.  He presently serves on the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) Board of Directors and is also member of the BankPac Committee, a statewide, bi-partisan, non-profit political action committee organized by members of the Florida Bankers Association.

W. Russell Andersen

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

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



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

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.






Anand Sabapathy
Executive Vice President
Residential Lending Manager
Phone:  813-803-7564



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.






Pat Duval

Pat Duval
Senior Vice President
Chief Compliance Officer
BSA/AML Officer
Office:  813-549-4204







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 40 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.



Rob Montgomery
Senior Vice President
Branch Administration
Bank Security Officer
Phone:  813-803-7567


Scott Amatuccio
Senior Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
Phone: 813-803-7571
Fax:      813-994-6251   








Rob Montgomery has lived in the Tampa area since 1992. Rob has been working in bank management and financial services since 1987. His background has been primarily with Community Banks in the Tampa Bay market focusing on providing concierge banking services to small businesses and high net worth individuals. Rob graduated from the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida in 1996. Rob and his family have resided in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area since 2001. He is a member/board member of the Rotary Club of New Tampa.







Scott Amatuccio is Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Central Bank. He has over a decade of banking experience consisting of senior roles in commercial credit management and lending in conventional as well as SBA. Prior to joining Central Bank, he spearheaded the startup and growth of an SBA Department for a $500 million community bank based in Central FL. He is formally credit trained, and has extensive experience in government-guaranteed lending including SBA and USDA. He was born and raised in Upstate NY and earned a bachelor’s in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2006 and an MBA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh in 2008. Florida has been his home since 2010.