John Giegerich

Former Top Exec at SunTrust and Renowned Financial Services Expert

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John Giegerich is a dynamic financial services executive and sales leader with a record of successfully growing multiple business units while assisting private and public companies access commercial and investment banking products.  He most recently led the Atlanta Bank for BB&T as Market President – John also served as Atlanta Market President for BBVA Compass.  He capped his 21-year SunTrust career by leading Middle Market Banking as Executive Vice President.  Prior leadership roles included Managing Director and Head of Structured Products (Asset Securitization) and Group Head and Managing Director for Media and Communications.  John is known for his positive attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. He is active in the community with multiple Board leadership roles.

Career Achievements

John’s skill as a transformational leader and coach drove his successful 30-year career in Financial Services.  He is a highly effective communicator with expertise in executing growth strategies while balancing risk.  He successfully led units through crisis management plans after the telecom meltdown and the Financial Crisis that led to the Great Recession.  He has a proven ability to drive revenue and profit growth by developing innovative strategies, attracting talent, motivating teams, managing cost, driving operational efficiencies, and facilitating cooperation among diverse coalitions within organizations. 

Community Activities

John is a community leader and assists organizations through Board Governance and Fundraising.  His primary passions are military veterans, disadvantaged children, and animal rescue.  Current and recent roles include:

  • Quality Care for Children – Board of Directors (In-coming Chair, Treasurer)
  • PAWS Atlanta – Board of Directors (Treasurer)
  • Veterans Empowerment Group (VEO) – Lighthouse Project and Bourbon Fundraisers

Banking and Coaching

Banking is a noble profession and I am thankful I made a career out of assisting individuals and companies accomplish their goals and dreams.  I am also grateful for the opportunity to lead so many high-performing teams – I enjoyed assisting teammates to learn, grow and improve as we celebrated success and learned from mistakes.  Executive Coaching allows me to continue following my dual passions of helping individuals and companies achieve success.

Personal Highlights

John is an avid runner – he has completed 20 marathons and leads a marathon training team.  He is also an avid bourbon collector – he leverages this passion to raise money for charities and people in need.  John received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and his BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.  He attended Rhodes College as a Freshman (Varsity Football).

John and his wife, Stephanie, have been married 24 years and enjoy entertaining, traveling, and staying active with tennis, golf, and sailing.