Named #5 Best Places to Work!

Sep 9
Category | News


/Volumes/Events_Central_File/2016/09.08.16 - Best Places to Work/Marketing/Event Logo/2016 BPTW logo_horizontal.jpgBankSouth Mortgage has been named been named #5 of the “Best Places to Work” in the Metro Atlanta area by Atlanta Business Chronicle in the large business category. Atlanta’s Best Places to Work list was the most competitive in the US, as measured by the ratio of honored companies to nominated companies.  This is the 3rd consecutive year that the company has received this honor.

Atlanta Business Chronicle compiles its list from survey results voluntarily provided by company employees. This year’s results highlight BankSouth Mortgage’s employee satisfaction in a number of areas, including personal and professional development, workplace satisfaction and overall team effectiveness.



ATLANTA, Ga. - BankSouth names Kim Nelson, its current mortgage subsidiary CEO, as their Atlanta Market President.  The bank branch and current mortgage headquarters will relocate from their Hammond Drive location to the Forum at West Paces later this month.  Nelson will remain CEO for BankSouth Mortgage and is charged with running the bank’s Atlanta operations.  

BankSouth, founded in 1946, is a family-owned community bank headquartered at Lake Oconee with $492 million in assets serving customers locally as well as in the Watkinsville, Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah areas. BankSouth has been continuously recognized as a top performing community bank in the nation.  Focusing on providing superior customer service, BankSouth offers personal and business banking solutions, lending and mortgage products as well as wealth management services. 

In 2008, mortgage industry phenomenon, Kim Nelson, founded an independent mortgage company at the height of a financial crisis confident she could create a better option for consumers’ mortgage experience. Kim and her team later aligned with BankSouth and BankSouth Mortgage now operates nine locations throughout Georgia with a brand reputation of mortgage excellence.

“Over the past 70 years, we have experienced incredible growth and progress as an organization.   The decision to partner with Kim Nelson and her mortgage team was certainly one of ...



 Atlanta, GA: BankSouth announces the promotion of David Godwin to Senior Vice President, Director of Enterprise Development.  This role will lead the company in fostering new and existing relationships with industry partners, collaborating with BankSouth’s various divisions to advance opportunities for shared growth and building on synergies to further the BankSouth enterprise.

“BankSouth and BankSouth Mortgage have experienced significant growth and corresponding increase in capabilities over the past several years.  During this period we have seen a tripling of the number of employees and a growing footprint with the addition of our Atlanta and Savannah branches. We have recognized the opportunity to add enterprise-wide employees to support our organic growth, prepare for future opportunities and to promote the synergies within our organization.” said Harold Reynolds, Chairman and CEO, BankSouth.   

Godwin brings nearly 20 years of experience in the financial industry, primarily serving as a top performing Mortgage Loan Originator up until 2012 when he joined BankSouth Mortgage as the Vice President for the Alliance relationships.  In this role, Godwin focused on supporting the company’s Alliance Division, bringing on new builder and real estate company preferred relationships.  During this experience, he also served an integral role of joining bank and mortgage services through ...


SAVANNAH, Ga. - BankSouth, named one of the top 20 community banks in the nation, is pleased to announce top local mortgage officer, Michael Caputo, has joined BankSouth and will oversee the bank’s entering mortgage operations in the Savannah market. In his new position, Caputo will work closely with BankSouth’s Savannah Market President, Laura Moore, and Chairman of the Savannah Advisory Board, Kay Ford, to further BankSouth’s commitment to serving the Savannah community.

“We are excited to welcome Michael to the BankSouth team,” said Kay Ford, chairman of the Savannah advisory board at BankSouth. “We have successfully put the best team in place to continuously partner with our customers throughout their financial milestones, whether that includes traditional banking services, buying their first home, or building the home of their dreams. BankSouth is a full-service community bank putting our customers’ needs first.”

Caputo brings over 20 years of experience serving as a leading local mortgage loan officer with deep ties in the Savannah community. Caputo graduated from Benedictine Military School and later earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and risk management from the University of Georgia. He was recently honored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society winning “The Man of the Year” award in 2014 for raising over $70,000 for critical blood cancer research. Caputo ...

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