Chief Executive Officer
Prior to the merger, Mr. Rolen served as Executive Vice President and Director of Wealth Management for FSG Bank since January 2012. Before joining FSG, he had spent his career in Private Wealth Management for SunTrust Bank, most recently serving as Group Vice President managing personal trust teams in Chattanooga and Nashville, TN.
Mr. Rolen earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a Certified Trust Financial Advisor and is a graduate of the ABA National Graduate Trust School.
Director of Operations
Nicholas joined Southeastern Trust in 2018. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Accounting from Stellenbosch University. Nicholas began his career as an equity analyst & portfolio manager within the Private Clients Wealth Management Subsidiary of Africa’s largest bank. A prolific writer, he has written and published over 30 articles on financial analysis and equity valuation, and has been published twice in Accountancy SA, the journal of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. In conjunction with professors from the University of Johannesburg, he has also lectured Financial Analysis and Risk & Return to candidates preparing to sit for their final CA(SA) board exam. He is a CFA charterholder and is particularly passionate about portfolio construction and wealth management strategies. Nicholas serves on the board of the YMCA Camp Ocoee and is a member of the East TN Society of Financial Analysts.
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Chattanooga, TN 37402