Walter Davis is a Co-Founder of Partners Risk Strategies, LLC. Walter has an extensive background in mitigating and managing enterprise risk, including operational, credit, financial, market and reputational risk.
Walter is also a Co-Founder of Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, LLC (parent company) formed in 2014. The subsidiaries of the holding company specialize in advisory services, financial solutions, commercial insurance brokerage, and private equity investing. Peachtree Providence Partners is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has an office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The holding company has built a strong portfolio of start-up and mature companies that benefit from capital and operational management expertise.
Walter is the former Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a founding member of CertusBank, N.A., a $2B full-service, nationally chartered financial institution employing more than 700 people in 11 states and operating 35 branches across the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia.
Walter served as Executive Vice President of Retail Credit and Mortgage Direct Lending at Wells Fargo Corporation, formerly known as Wachovia Corporation. During his tenure, Walter led Wachovia’s nationwide originations, underwriting, servicing, settlement services and default management functions for the Bank’s $75 billion retail credit and small business portfolio.
Prior to joining Wachovia, Walter was an executive at Bank of America in the Real Estate Syndicated Capital Markets Group. He was responsible for structuring and distribution of large real-estate transactions nationally, many of which included tax-exempt bonds and various tax-credit instruments. During his tenure at Bank of America, he developed and managed assets for multi-family and single-family housing in its Global Financial Institution’s Real Estate Development Group.
Walter is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Executive Management Program.
Walter serves on the Board of HUB Pattern Corporation, a Roanoke, VA-based manufacturing company. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Axum Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm. Walter is a former Trustee on the Business Partnership Foundation Board at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.