In 1997 James Gill Jr. began his career at Synovus Bank. After 10 years of growth there, while only in his mid-thirties, James made a risky move and left Synovus for the opportunity to become President of River City Bank, a private start-up enterprise he and his team founded in 2007 in Carrollton, Georgia.
In today’s episode of Small-Time Leaders, James shares with us lessons he learned from his father, James Gill Senior. James Sr. set an example for him and his sister by demonstrating to them that no matter where you come from, as long as you have continuous education and effective mentorship you can achieve everything in life. James’s father talks about lessons he learned from amazing leaders such as Jimmy Blanchard, and Bobby Bowden. He also led an independent bank as the President, accumulating millions in assets, years after he started a part-time job at the bank as a vault penny counter.
After several years of leading the enterprise to be profitable and set up for future success. James left River City for a more public-facing position. Today he is the Vice President for Economic Development and Community Communications for a leading utility company headquartered in Carrolton.
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