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North State Bank Names Jochen Schwarz as Commercial Banker

September 5, 2023

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Amanda M. Lloyd
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. . . . Jochen Schwarz joined North State as a commercial banker for the Downtown Raleigh office, announced Amanda Lloyd, executive vice president and chief people officer. In this role, Schwarz will collaborate with businesses to provide banking services to support their success and growth.

“Jochen is an experienced banker with a stellar track record and well-established network,” shared Lloyd. “Commercial customers value having a banker who understands the challenges small businesses face and can connect them with resources outside of banking. Jochen is that person and we’re pleased to welcome him to the team.” 

A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Schwarz has worked in banking since 2006, most recently serving as a vice president and business banker at First Citizens. Before that, he held positions at PNC, RBC and World Bank Group. An alumnus of Virginia Tech, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in business and a minor in French. He serves on the board of Schoolhouse of Wonder and previously served as an advisory board member for Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation and as board chair for Communities in Schools.

“My goal is to exceed each customer’s expectations,” shared Schwarz. “That’s how I add value and transform relationships beyond ‘banker’ to ‘trusted partner.’”  

Founded in 2000, North State Bank is an independent, full-service community bank serving Wake and New Hanover counties through seven offices and serves the community management association industry through its division, CommunityPLUS. North State Bank has held a “Preferred Lender” designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration since 2017. 

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