Richard Bradshaw

Richard W. Bradshaw

President and Chief Banking Officer

Richard Bradshaw serves as chief banking officer for United Community Bank. In this role, he oversees all branch locations across the four-state footprint and manages the bank’s diverse commercial lines of business, including middle market, asset-based lending, income property, senior care, SBA, capital markets, equipment lending and builder finance.

Bradshaw brings more than 25 years of banking industry experience to his role at United Community Bank. Prior to this position, he served as the head of U.S. SBA Programs at TD Bank and led the bank to become the 8th largest SBA lender in the U.S. Bradshaw also developed a successful SBA lending unit at Carolina First before it was acquired by TD Bank.

He previously served as president at UPS Capital Business Credit in Atlanta, GA, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, for asset-based lending, equipment leasing, SBA and insurance.

Bradshaw is a member of the board of directors and executive committee for NAGGL (National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) and currently co-chairs NAGGL’s Public Policy Committee. In 2013, Bradshaw received the organization’s annual Distinguished Service Award.

Bradshaw is a retired commander from the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program and served five years of active duty as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Management and holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Bradshaw and his wife, Stacey, live in Greenville, SC, and have three adult children and two grandchildren. He is the president of the board of directors for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served as president of the board of directors for Greenville Literacy Association.