Bert is a Founding Partner of SRA with 30 plus years of banking, commercial lending, loan workout, and regulatory experience. He leads the firms loan review practice and specializes in loan generation strategies, credit risk management, and credit due diligence. Previously Mr. Knotts was the Head of Credit Review at Capital One Financial Corporation and PNC Financial Corporation and a senior credit executive at Wachovia/First Union/First Fidelity Bancorporation. He is a prior Chairman of the RMA’s Loan Review Roundtable. In the early 1990’s he was a key member of the mergers and acquisitions due diligence team for First Fidelity Bancorporation, then the nation’s 25th largest banking institution. Mr. Knotts started his career as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and eventually served as a Multi-National Bank Examiner based in New York City and is experienced in examining community banks as well as large regional and money center banks.
Mr. Knotts holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle.