A Message from Our CEO

John Corbett

John Corbett
Chief Executive Officer

Why CenterState Bank?

Over twenty-five years ago, a group of like-minded denovo banks formed in several Central Florida communities.  Our Holding Company was founded in 2000, officially combining these banks into one company.  Fast forward to 2019, with the guidance of our Executive Chairman, Ernie Pinner, through consolidation of our existing banks and acquisitions of culturally similar community banks, CenterState operates throughout Florida and with the acquisition of National Bank of Commerce will expand further into Georgia and Alabama. Upon integration of this latest partnership, the Company will surpass $16.0 billion in assets.  As the banking industry continues to thrive, the challenge for all of us is to sustain our momentum moving forward and capitalize on our opportunities.


Like you, we have always relied on strong partners to provide us with the most current products and services to help us operate efficiently internally and compete effectively in the marketplace.  We also look for meaningful consultation and trusted advisors who often introduce unique perspectives and challenge us to think “outside the box” when necessary.  In 2008, our Bank had the opportunity to partner with a group of seasoned correspondent bankers in Birmingham who focused primarily on Investments and Asset Liability Management services for banks throughout the southeast.  A year later, we added a team of 50+ bankers in Atlanta, Nashville, and Winston-Salem, and the Correspondent Division was born, supporting additional Capital Markets products, International Services, and Clearing/Cash Management.  In 2013 our San Francisco team joined us, providing additional industry expertise and a suite of specialty lending products and balance sheet management tools. The Division continues to expand, both in geographic coverage and industry expertise, adding correspondent banking teams in Dallas, Chicago and New York.


As a community bank, we understand and deal with the same challenges many of your banks face daily.  This perspective drives our commitment to provide the premier correspondent banking products and invest in the people and technology required to bring these solutions to the market.  Our team has developed proprietary technology platforms: Converge (Clearing & International Services) and Insight (Bond Accounting & Safekeeping).  We introduced the ARC (Assumable Rate Conversion) Program where we assist banks in offering clients long-term fixed rate loans while booking a floating rate loan on your balance sheet. We are committed to being a trusted partner and providing the products that assist you in being a better, stronger community bank.


The Correspondent Division actively works with over 600 banks nationally, and our experienced and talented group of Correspondent bankers is standing by to address your needs.  We’re interested in your feedback, your challenges and additional ways we can assist your Bank.  If you are already a customer, we appreciate your business and hope to build upon the relationship.  If we haven’t earned your business yet, we look forward to the opportunity in front of us.



A Message from John Corbett