Chief Credit Officer
Mr. Avant joined Fieldpoint Private in 2021 as Chief Credit Officer, the firm’s most senior credit executive. In this role, he oversees the firm’s loan portfolio and all aspects of credit and lending. He brings three decades of experience, most recently as executive vice president and chief credit officer for Primis Bank, executive vice president and chief credit officer with Access Point Finacial and executive vice president and chief credit officer with MidSouth Bank in Layfayette, LA.
Prior to that, Mr. Avant served in a series of credit roles focused on high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients in wealth management environments. For four years he was a senior vice president and credit officer with Bank of America Merril Lynch in Atlanta and Dallas, serving as a structured credit officer for the commercial banking and wealth management divisions. Before that he spent 15 years with SunTrust in Orlando and Atlanta, in a series of senior credit roles for the firm’s wealthy clients, including the bank’s Private Wealth Management and Sports and Entertainment divisions.
He began his career as a commercial banker, with what is now Wells Fargo. Keith earned his bachelor’s and MBA at the University of Central Florida.