United Community Bank Welcomes Mike Orlov as SVP, Franchise Division Manager

Mike Orlov

Mike Orlov

United Community Bank is pleased to announce Mike Orlov has joined its growing Middle Market and Asset Based Lending team as Senior Vice President, Franchise Division Manager. This is an expansion for the team’s current capabilities, in which Orlov will establish a Franchise Banking specialty that will focus on medium-sized franchisees in the restaurant, fitness, personal services and automotive segments. He will cover United’s footprint from his South Florida office.

“We’re thrilled that Mike has joined our team,” said John Thompson, Senior Vice President, Middle Market and Asset Based Lending Division Manager. “This is a new space for our Middle Market team and we are excited to initiate this offering with someone as experienced as Mike. I look forward to the ways he will help our clients succeed.”

Orlov comes to United with over 20 years of sales and finance experience, including several recent roles leading national franchise lending efforts with groups like Star Hill Financial, GE Capital Franchise and Bridge Funding Group, part of BankUnited. He has a strong track record in identifying and cultivating strategic relationships, optimizing sales revenues and driving new business.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the United team and play an integral part in expanding our Middle Market offerings to the franchise business owners,” said Orlov. “I look forward to working with clients throughout the bank’s footprint to find the right funding that will support the growth of their franchises.”

When not at work, he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, coaching his son’s basketball and football teams, traveling and going to the beach. Orlov received his BA in communications from the University of Arizona.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. At March 31, 2022, United had $24.4 billion in assets and 198 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten (10) Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.

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