SAVANNAH, Ga. - BankSouth, named one of the top 20 community banks in the nation, is pleased to announce top local mortgage officer, Michael Caputo, has joined BankSouth and will oversee the bank’s entering mortgage operations in the Savannah market. In his new position, Caputo will work closely with BankSouth’s Savannah Market President, Laura Moore, and Chairman of the Savannah Advisory Board, Kay Ford, to further BankSouth’s commitment to serving the Savannah community.

“We are excited to welcome Michael to the BankSouth team,” said Kay Ford, chairman of the Savannah advisory board at BankSouth. “We have successfully put the best team in place to continuously partner with our customers throughout their financial milestones, whether that includes traditional banking services, buying their first home, or building the home of their dreams. BankSouth is a full-service community bank putting our customers’ needs first.”

Caputo brings over 20 years of experience serving as a leading local mortgage loan officer with deep ties in the Savannah community. Caputo graduated from Benedictine Military School and later earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and risk management from the University of Georgia. He was recently honored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society winning “The Man of the Year” award in 2014 for raising over $70,000 for critical blood cancer research. Caputo also serves on the board of the Zoe Foundation and St. James Catholic School.

“When it comes to mortgage loans, it is so important to do what’s right for the customer,” said Caputo. “At BankSouth Mortgage, we want to help potential borrowers secure the best mortgage loan available to meet their unique needs. Not only are we able to offer cutting edge technology to help us do this, but being a part of the bank allows us to tailor custom loan solutions for each individual.  This means we can quickly provide the most efficient and comprehensive mortgage services possible for each client.”

“BankSouth Mortgage is committed to providing quality and excellence without compromise, and our Savannah team brings these shared values,” said Kim Nelson, CEO of BankSouth Mortgage. “We are excited to expand the BankSouth enterprise in the Savannah community and provide customers with a superior mortgage experience,

In March, BankSouth announced its re-entry into the Savannah market with industry veterans, Kay Ford and Laura Moore, both former Savannah banking executives, leading the bank’s local operations and overseeing the consumer, lending and mortgage services the leading community bank offers.

BankSouth Mortgage is located at 18 West Bryan Street on Johnson Square in Savannah and has plans to expand to a southside location later this year. For more information about BankSouth Mortgage, please contact Michael Caputo at (912) 658-2366.