Synovus Adds Private Wealth Management and Personal Trust Team in South Florida

COLUMBUS, GA., April 17, 2019 — Synovus today announced that the team of John Clidas, Andy Rudoff, PJ Willis, Evelyn Buitrago, and Scott Rittensbacher have joined Synovus Trust, N.A. in the South Florida region.  This highly-experienced group of professionals will expand Synovus’ private wealth management, investment advisory, and personal trust services in these rapidly-growing markets.

“As the full integration of Florida Community Bank (FCB) approaches, we are excited to begin realizing the potential of Synovus’ expanded Florida footprint,” said Bart Singleton, president, Synovus Financial Management Services.  “We are so pleased to welcome our new colleagues to Synovus, and we are confident that the addition of such a longstanding and well-respected team will lead to additional value-creation opportunities throughout the state, especially in former FCB markets.” 

The new Synovus team comprises a seasoned and comprehensive group of professionals with average industry tenures exceeding 20 years, including a CPA with more than 35 years of experience in financial services; three highly-credentialed investment portfolio managers with advanced degrees and certifications, including a CFA® charterholder; and a private client and trust administration professional with 14 years of client service.

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services together with its affiliates through 300 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank was named one of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” in 2018 and has been recognized as one of the country’s 10 “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute for four consecutive years. Synovus Bank is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Equal Housing Lender.