Aquesta Bank Hires a Charlotte City Executive

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquesta Bank President & CEO Jim Engel is pleased to announce the hiring of a Charlotte City Executive. 

Jon McConnell has joined Aquesta Bank as the new City Executive and will help develop and grow the commercial relationships in the Charlotte area.  He will be responsible for aggressively marketing and promoting Aquesta in the Charlotte market to help foster significant loan and deposit growth. He will be originating commercial loans as well as working with a team of experienced lenders to achieve this end. 

Jon has been in banking for over 17 years, most recently coming from BB&T where he was a Commercial Real Estate relationship manager.  He also had stops at Capmark Securities, Forest City Enterprises and the FDIC. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.  Prior to his third knee surgery, Jon was active in triathalons.

Jon resides in Cornelius with his wife Tara and two boys, ages 1 and 3.

Jim Engel, President and CEO, said, “We are fortunate to have Jon join Aquesta to help grow our business in the Charlotte market.  Jon’s experience will help us deliver the top notch service that has made Aquesta successful."

Aquesta Bank is a locally owned community bank providing full service banking with a focus on small to medium sized businesses and professionals. Aquesta uses cutting edge technology to better service its customers, including on-line banking, on-line cash management, remote deposit technology and nationwide free any bank ATM usage.

Aquesta Bank has seven branches with locations in Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Huntersville, SouthPark and a branch scheduled to open in Wilmington in June.  Aquesta is a subsidiary of Aquesta Financial Holdings, Inc. and is traded on the OTC as symbol AQFH.

Aquesta Bank’s independent insurance agency (Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc.) has offices in Cornelius, Mooresville, Wilmington and Hampstead.

For more information on Aquesta Bank, please contact Jim Engel, CEO and President at (704) 439-4343 or visit our website at