Jon Swift brings over 35 years of commercial, middle market, corporate and investment banking experience as an intermediary to business buy/sell and M&A transactions. Coupled with the vast resources of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation, Jon has the knowledge and the tools than can assist business owners to prepare their companies for sale. He can execute the transaction, grow or realign their existing business, and help buyers find a company that meets their strategic and financial needs.He is focused on exceptional customer service to his clients, managing the transaction process so that his clients can stay focused on running their business. In any buy/sell transaction, execution of the financing is one of the most important key factors. With his successful banking career working with hundreds of business relationships, Jon brings a unique skill set to the table that not many intermediaries can match. Jon’s banking career began with First Union Bank where he served in roles of Commercial Banking Manager, Market President and Area Executive overseeing multiple city offices and branch offices. In 1995 Jon was promoted into the newly formed First Union Middle Market and Corporate bank group covering Western North Carolina. In 2001 his territory expanded with the merger of Wachovia Bank. In 2007 Jon joined Regions Bank in Charlotte, NC as team lead to establish a Middle Market/Corporate banking team covering the Carolinas and Virginia. In this role he worked in numerous M&A buy/sell transactions, recapitalizations, PE acquisitions, loan syndications, management buyouts along with various client strategic growth transactions.
Jon’s roots date back to SC where he graduated from Newberry HS. He then attended Lenoir Rhyne University where he received his BS in Business Administration and was a member of the LR Bears basketball team. Jon successfully completed the UNC School of Banking Mid Management Graduate program. At First Union Jon held FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
He has served many organizations during his career some of which include Chamber of Commerce President, Board of Trustees Piedmont Educational Foundation, NC American Heart Assn State Board Trustee, Western Piedmont Home Builders Assn., Catawba Science Center Board of Trustees, Founding Board Member of the Rutherford County Tourism Authority, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, plus many other civic organizations. Jon is married to his college sweetheart Linda and has 3 daughters.