President / CEO
Bob Hatley started Paragon Commercial Bank in 1998 and has been President and CEO ever since, growing the company from $15 million in assets in 1999 to more than $1.2 billion today.
A native of Concord, Hatley received his BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. For the next 14 years, he served with Wachovia Bank as a field rep, a credit manager, a branch manager and a city executive.
From 1988-1998 Bob worked with Peoples/Centura Bank, serving the last four years as Regional Market Manager of the Wake County commercial market.
Triangle Business Journal wrote that Bob "led the Triangle office of Centura in its sales-oriented push" and he was "a popular manager, even in changing times."
Bob, who was a finalist for the Carolinas' 2004 and 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, is known for putting together a highly talented and motivated staff committed to serving the client. "If we make our clients successful, then we'll be successful," he said.
Bob was named 2008 Carolinas Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services
Bob has been involved in community service for many years, serving as chairman of the board of the Cary Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past president of the Cary Rotary Club and past director of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the boards of the Wake County Hospice, the Wake Med Foundation, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and First Tee of the Triangle. In addition, he is on the board of trustees of the Wake Education Partnership.
He is an active member of the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary where he is a current Elder and past Trustee.
Bob has two daughters and his wife, Carol, has two children from a previous marriage.
BS Business Administration, Appalachian State University
Professional and Community Activities
Wake County Hospice
Wake Med Foundation
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
First Tee of the Triangle
Wake Education Partnership