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Headquartered in Oldsmar, Jefferson Bank of Florida is the perfect choice for entrepreneurs, professionals and residents who desire to speak with a Banker who knows, cares and understands your business. If your current banking experience includes being lost in voice mail and dealing with people who can only refer you to yet another department, come to Jefferson Bank where Banking is a Better Experience.

Our directors feel the Tampa Bay Area needs a true community bank; strengthened by local shareholders, managed by bankers with a successful history in this market and aimed solely at serving the needs of this community's professionals, entrepreneurs and residents. A number of our Directors and Senior Officers were an integral part of Madison Bank, Peoples Bank and First Kensington Bank. Our Chairman Bob McGivney and President/COO Jim Nelson have a combined 68 years experience in banking, 49 in the Tampa Bay market. 

We began raising capital by personal invitation, without the assistance of an investment banker, in June 2007 with a minimum capital goal of $12 million and a maximum of $20 million. By August we were over-subscribed and had to return over $1.2 million. 

True community based banks are never out of style, as evidenced by our being over-subscribed in a difficult investment market. We see Jefferson Bank capitalizing on the electronic delivery of banking services, for deposits, cash management and bill payment, in addition to courier service and a select number of strategically located traditional branch offices. 

Jefferson Bank opened for business on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 3711 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Founded by a local Board of Directors, owned by local shareholders, and operated by local seasoned bankers, all who live in our communities. Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships with our customers by understanding their needs and exceeding their expectations.

Our Directors: 

Gary L. Blackwell, Real Estate Developer and Investor 
David L. Brandon, President Brandon Construction Company, Inc. 
Ronald S. Hockman, Owner, R S Hockman, Inc. 
Robert B. McGivney, Chairman / CEO, Jefferson Bank of Florida 
Joseph L. Oliveri, A.I.A. , Oliveri Architects 
Paul J. Wikle, CCIM, Real Estate Investor/President, Wikle Real Estate Services 

Our Executive Officers:

Robert B. McGivney, Chairman / Chief Executive Officer 
James P. Nelson, President / Chief Operating Officer
Jeffrey P. Seligsohn, CPA, Executive Vice-President / Chief Financial Officer 

Commercial Banking

Jefferson Bank offers specialized product services for commercial customers including loans and project financing, real estate financing, letters of credit, equipment loans, customized cash management services, merchant card services and specialized depository services. 

Consumer Banking

We make it convenient for our customers to manage their daily personal financial needs. To do their banking from home, work or anywhere they have access to the Internet. We have a variety of personal loan options to meet each individual's needs, including car loans, home equity loans, and home construction loans. Where a person answers each call and every high tech option is available. 

Our Philosophy 

Treating people how WE want to be treated. We believe that providing our customers excellent service is not good enough - we want to help them be successful. That's why we take the extra step to ask questions so that we can determine the right products and services for each customer, one customer at a time. 

Jefferson Bank – Where Banking is a Better Experience.


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