A native of Augusta, Georgia, Michael Harley has been in banking since 1998. With an 8-year stint in pharmaceutical sales with Takeda Pharmaceuticals in the middle, Michael has experience and expertise in banking, networking, marketing, and product/service branding. As a Vice President in Commercial Banking with the Synovus Financial Corp, he specializes his daily efforts on business acquisition. Michael has assisted young entrepreneurs and seasoned business veterans to start new business ventures and to buy existing businesses from previous owners that have retired or refocused their efforts elsewhere. He likes to track how many jobs are created (or saved) when he completes the acquisition of a new or existing business.
Michael is very happy to help guide and advise prospective entrepreneurs well before they are bank-ready. The world of commercial banking can be intimidating to budding business people. Michael is very happy to help people prepare themselves to present their business plans to banks for efficiency and effectiveness in gaining the best shot at funding. In an ever changing banking environment where interest rates and terms are volatile, Michael is eager to help good people navigate through those changes and prepare themselves for the headwinds of business planning and development.
Michael resides in Evans, Georgia, is married and has two teenage sons.