Meet our team

Meet our team in Atlanta

Allen Barker
Allen Barker

Division CEO


Allen’s professional responsibilities have multiplied greatly since he started out with us in 1997 as a commercial banker. Today he’s responsible for managing our business development and commercial, retail and private wealth activities in metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and LSU Graduate Banking School. In his free time, he’s fond of a round of golf and traveling with family and friends.

Work in our community

Advisory Board Member, Allied Financial Corp.

Board Member, Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.

Former Board Member, Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA

Co-Chair, North Metro Miracle League Carl Black No Limits Classic Golf Tournament

Former Board Member, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Former Board Member, North Metro Miracle League

Matt McClure

Market Executive

Northeast Atlanta


Matt has been with Synovus since 2010 and has more than two decades of banking experience. He believes that banking at its core has historically been about providing financial and advisory support to local businesses, individuals and organizations, which leads to stronger and more stable communities. He holds a B.A. in English, and he is a graduate of the Stonier Banking School and Wharton Business School Leadership Program. Matt is a long-time resident of Forsyth County with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys camping, cooking, and coaching baseball and softball.

Work in our community

Board Member, Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Board Member and Treasurer, Forsyth Community Clinic

Board Member, Forsyth County Park and Recreation

Former Board Member and Board Chairman, United Way of Forsyth County

Former Board Member and Board Chairman, Leadership Forsyth

Forsyth County Baseball/Softball Coach

Charlie Barnwell
Charles M. Barnwell

Market President

Northwest Atlanta


A life-long banker, Charlie has more than 35 years’ experience helping businesses and individual with their financial needs. He joined Synovus in 2011, “because I was familiar with members of the management team, and respected their management philosophies and style.” A Georgia native, Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. Married with four children, when he isn’t working he enjoys working in his yard and attending sporting events.

Work in our community

Board Member Cobb Chamber Foundation

Board Member/Treasurer Cobb Community Foundation

Former Board Member of Cobb Library Foundation

Member of the Government Relations Committee Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Ray Kathe
Raymond A. Kathe

Market President

West and South Metro Atlanta


Ray has 37 years’ banking industry experience. He joined Synovus in 2010, and supervises teams responsible for commercial loans and deposits for companies with revenues of $100 million or less in the West and South metro areas of Atlanta. Additionally, Ray is the senior market executive for the region. He earned his bachelor’s in Finance and his MBA from the University of Georgia. Although originally from Florida, Ray has lived in Georgia for 40+ years. He and his wife live in Villa Rica, where he is an active sailor and rabbit hunter.

Work in our community

Foundation Board Member, Better Business Bureau of Atlanta

Board Member, Better Business Bureau of Atlanta

Member, Kiwanis Club of Carrollton

Past Board Member, Kiwanis Club of Carrollton

Past Board Member, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Past Board Member, Douglas County Development Authority

Past Member of the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County
Konda Pollard

Senior Director

Private Wealth Management


Konda has more than 20 years of experience in Private Banking and Private Wealth Management, including 12 years with Synovus. Prior to this leadership role, she served as a Family Office Advisor in the Synovus Family Office. 

Konda is a graduate of the Cannon Trust School, and has an M.B.A. from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and a B.S. in Finance and Mathematics from Florida Southern College. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), and has Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses through Synovus Securities, Inc.

Konda is the recipient of the Synovus Chairman’s Circle of Excellence James D. Yancey Covenant Award and she is a five-time recipient of the Synovus Chairman’s Circle of Excellence Sales and Service Award.

Work in our community

Advisory Board Member of the Shepherd Center

Member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council

Member of the North Georgia Estate Planning Council