Milton Jones is Co-Founder and Owner in Partners Risk Strategies. In his role, Jones sets strategy, manages the portfolio of clients and facilitates client acquisition. Jones has an extensive background in mitigating and managing enterprise risk, to include operational, credit, financial, market and reputational. Jones has a proven track record for delivering creative solutions that positively impact the clients bottom-line. The extensive knowledge of risk drove the co-founders to create Partners Risk Strategies.
In addition to his role with Partners Risk Strategies, Jones is Co-Founder of private investment and consulting firm Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, under which Partners Risk Strategies is a subsidiary. Peachtree Providence Partners has been a trusted partner for companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and provides a unique combination of knowledge, lived and professional experience, and capabilities with a wide range of corporate and entrepreneurial backgrounds.
Before founding Partners Risk Strategies, Jones was Executive Chairman and a founding member of CertusBank, NA. In this role, he oversaw Board governance and provided input to the strategic direction, capital formation and investor interaction that helped grow the organization into a $1.9 billion Company organically and through acquisitions. Jones and the three other bank founders raised $500 million in capital commitments and were the first team to be awarded a national bank shelf charter after the passage of Dodd Frank, the most comprehensive financial reform since the Great Depression.
Jones is a 32-year veteran of Bank of America and its predecessor companies where he held a number of senior executive roles. As Georgia Market President, Jones was the ranking executive publicly to customers and communities for an institution with more than $12 billion in retail deposits, 155 branches and 7,000 associates. As Global Finance Services Group Executive, Jones led the transformation of Bank of America’s CFO organization while managing daily operations through a team of more than 1,200 professionals in 10 primary locations in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia. In addition, Jones led Bank of America’s Global Supply Chain Management, which was responsible for more than $16 billion in Managed Corporate Sourcing.
Prior to his experience as Mid-South Region President, Jones spearheaded the Technology Solutions Group, including all technology infrastructure for the company; became President of the Dealer Financial Services Group, one of the largest bank providers of financing for the automotive, RV and marine industries; and held a number of Business CFO and senior executive roles in the Finance organization from 1977 to 1997.
Jones is Chair of the Board for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Vice Chairman of the Meharry Medical College Board of Trustees; Treasurer and a Board member of 100 Black Men of America; Co-chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the advisory boards of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Boy Scouts and the Commerce Club. He is a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club and is a member and past chairman of The Atlanta Business League and of 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
Jones is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame as well as the Leadership Georgia and Leadership Atlanta programs.