First Reliance Bank has hired Brian Rogers as senior vice president and market president, Greenville. Rogers will be responsible for overseeing all lines of business, including personal banking, business banking, investments, and business development.
“Brian is a veteran in the commercial banking industry, and we’re pleased to have his experience and expertise lead our Greenville market,” said Rick Saunders, CEO of First Reliance Bank. “He has built strong relationships in the Upstate over the course of his career and I look to him to drive our priorities and focus in the market.”
Rogers has spent nearly all of this three decades in commercial banking in Greenville, over half of which he was the market president for the largest bank in Upstate SC. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the boards of the Greenville Metro YMCA Foundation, the Cancer Society of Greenville County, the Charity Ball of Greenville, and the Greenville Tech Foundation.
“What sets First Reliance apart is that it prioritizes its relationships with its customers,” said Rogers. “That’s always been my motto and I’m looking forward to expanding our services to customers across the Upstate.” Rogers will be located at First Reliance Bank’s downtown Greenville branch on E. Washington Street.
First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:FSRL), the holding company for First Reliance Bank, reported record net income and earnings in 2020. “First Reliance continued building on the success of 2020 with a strong start to 2021,” said Rick Saunders, CEO. “Our net income of $1.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share, for the quarter represents an increase of 99.1% over the same period last year. We have also made significant investments in both our commercial and mortgage production teams during the quarter, highlighted by the hiring of Justin Strickland, who in January became President of First Reliance Bank. Additionally, against the backdrop of fiscal stimulus, the national vaccination rollout, and improved customer balance sheets, our markets appear poised for significant growth.”