B. Grant Yarber
A graduate of Ole Miss, Grant began his banking and real estate career in Asheville, NC in 1986. After joining NCNB (now Bank of America) in 1989, he was a commercial banker, private banker, Business Banking Executive, and Senior Credit Officer for Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Following another brief stint in the NC mountains as Chief Credit Officer of Mountain Bank, Grant became President and CEO of Raleigh-based Capital Bank Corporation in 2003. After guiding Capital Bank and its clients through the financial crisis and its subsequent recapitalization at the beginning of 2011, Capital Bank was sold to NAFH, a bank holding company. Capital Bank has again been sold, and is now part of First Horizon/First Tennessee Bank.
Since leaving Capital Bank, Grant has actively consulted with financial services companies on mergers, due diligence, and lending/underwriting practices. Grant founded Integrated Asset Advisors and began IAA Fund, I, L.P. to pair accredited investors with experienced and well-funded developers to create enhanced returns. The initial funds have proven very successful, and IAA Fund III, L.P. is now underway.
Named president and CEO of Capital Bank at age 39, Grant also served as Provost of the North Carolina School of Banking at UNC. He has been a featured speaker to business groups, frequently appearing on radio and national television to discuss business ethics, risk management, and regulatory issues related to community banking. He has served on numerous boards, including the North Carolina Bankers Association, Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Theatre, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. He was recognized by his peers by being named Business Leader of the Year in 2009 by Business Leader Magazine.