Testimonials

The following are excerpts from some of the numerous testimonials that we have received from satisfied clients. The full text is available upon request.

Disclaimer:

The testimonials are not paid testimonials. They may not be representative of the experience of other clients. The testimonials are not indicative of future performance or success. They are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation or offer by Patrick Capital Markets, LLC to buy or sell any securities.




"Your tireless energy and organizational skill were key attributes in our achieving our goals. Your record then and since speaks volumes in your abilities to "get the job done."

Ronald O. Black
President & CEO




“As I recall, we have been involved in four capital raises together in the last 15 years. Even though times have changed dramatically, you and... continue to perform for the banks I have been associated with as well as many others.”

Gerald E. Lewis
President & CEO




“Without the help of you and your team..., we would have raised a lesser amount of opening capital. Based on the current environment, the additional capital has been a tremendous benefit for the Brookhaven Bank.

We appreciate the guidance and direction you provided as we worked our way through the capital-raising process.”

Lee Wood
Chairman of the Board




“Your organization was instrumental in identifying and securing investments in our bank at a time when the market was not conducive for such an enterprise.

...I can state without reservation that your professionalism and industry knowledge are second to none and we owe you a debt of gratitude.”

George G. Andrews
President & CEO




“I do not believe that I could ever have been as successful in the subscription process for both Cardinal State Bank and KeySource Commercial Bank if I had not a mentor of your stature.”

George D. Beischer
Chairman of the Board




“Attracting capital in a community bank under a consent order and in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the great depression was something most said was impossible.

Your unique strategy and local approach was invaluable. …It was a pleasure to work with all of you.”
F. R. (Rick) Saunders, Jr.
President & CEO




“The team... not only brought us relationships with institutional investors, they bonded well with our staff, customers and the community, making it easy to tell our story to local investors. With their consultative value, we have not only been able to meet all of our capital needs, they also helped us do it in a timely, efficiently and very cost effective manner.”

F. R. (Rick) Saunders, Jr.
President & CEO




“Your company came highly recommended to us by some of your other clients that had recently utilized your group, and I will have to say that you exceeded our expectations.

We were very happy with your performance and would not hesitate to recommend you to others looking to raise capital in these turbulent times.”

Joe Bostick, Jr.
Chairman of the Board




“We sought the services of... at a time when the market said it was impossible to raise capital for a community bank in Georgia. I believe their faith in us, coupled with a collective “failure is not an option” attitude were the keys to our ultimate success.”

Ann K. Marshall
Executive Vice President/COO/CFO




“For years I had watched Community Capital Advisors raise money in the local community and it was an easy choice for me and Heritage Bank to seek your assistance.

… we closed our $8 million capital raise and repurchased 100% of the trust preferred securities and infused a sizeable amount of new capital into Heritage Bank. There is no doubt in my mind this could not have been accomplished if it weren't for Community Capital Advisors.”

Leonard A. Moreland
President & CEO




“We hope to make it through these troubled times without your help, but as you have since 1996, please stay in touch because there is no telling when we may need you, and there is nobody else I would want helping us in a capital raise other than you and your team.”

Tom Caldwall
Chairman


T. STEPHEN JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.

“Since 1986 I have helped start over 150 de novo banks and in the course of my career often turned to Lee Bradley to help my clients raise capital for them...

...Lee’s formula of hard work and dedication to client success are unmatched, even in today’s treacherous economic times.”

T. Stephen Johnson




“ ...your team did a great job of organizing our directors, personally making calls, conducting weekly reporting and accountability meetings, and having a lot of fun in doing so.

We have grown to over $145 million in just under three years and sold to Security Bank Corporation for 3 ½ X book.”

Phil Baldwin
President & CEO




“While we had already raised a fair sum, our process was letting us down. Your associate arrived on the scene to bring needed order to our efforts. ...In the end, we surpassed our goal of raising $40 million which probably would not have happened without you all.”

Benjie Guion
CFO/COO




“Without your understanding and support I personally feel we wouldn’t have made the grade. ...the people you have are terrific. They were very professional and knew what, when and how to do their job.”

Charles V. Darnell
President & CEO




“We had become stymied in our capital raise; however, with your help we were able to take that over the top.

There is no question that we would never have made our [sic] sells quoted if it had not been for you.”

M. Lee Wiley
President & CEO




“We appreciate your assistance in our successful capital raise in 2010. As you know this was our first attempt at a capital raise and your experience and knowledge was invaluable.”

Reed Alexander
CEO & Chairman




“ ...each month after April seemed to bring even more challenges as the capital markets tightened and the economy struggled. ...I wish I had brought you and your team to the table in April versus June.

There is no doubt in my mind that we would still be raising capital today if you had not joined us.”

Steven F. Smith
President & CEO