E. Allen Nicholson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nicholson has 18 years of experience in finance and accounting and is the newest member of the executive team at 1st Enterprise Bank. Prior to joining 1st Enterprise Bank, he served for 13 years in various finance roles for Bank of New York Mellon (successor to Mellon Financial). Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for BNY/Mellon Wealth Management's National Banking group.
From 2005 through its recent 2008 sale, Mr. Nicholson was also the Chief Financial Officer of Mellon 1st Business Bank. In addition, he served as the business line controller for Wealth Management's Western Region from 2004 to 2007.
From 1997 through 2004, he was the controller for various business lines within Mellon's Retail Financial Services and Private Wealth Management Sectors. These units included Private Banking, Jumbo Mortgage, Commercial and Consumer Insurance and Asset & Investment Management.
Mr. Nicholson started his career in the early 1990s as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand LLP, where he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994. He received his MBA in finance from Virginia Tech and a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.
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