Ryan Cannon

Business Banker, Senior VP
(984) 867-3367

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Areas Served

Buncombe Henderson Polk and Transylvania Counties

Get to know me

As a First Citizens business banker, it’s important to invest in understanding your business, strategies and key objectives. An established process and skilled team of specialists help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. Clients appreciate our trusted partnership in planning for long-term success.

I earned my bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University with a concentration in Finance and Banking. My career includes over 15 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Business Banking space. My specific focus has been working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

My spouse, Claire, and I have been married for 10 years. We are the proud parents of a daughter and son who are in elementary school. We are active in sports, music, and exploring outdoor adventures as a family.

I am passionate about spending my spare time being an active member of the community and enjoying all that western North Carolina has to offer with my family. I believe the best leaders are servant leaders. I have had the privilege of serving on many nonprofit boards and committees since 2009. My community focus presently involves healthcare, music education, and environmental stewardship.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Architectural Firms


Appalachian State University

Community Involvement

Four Seasons Compassion for Life; French Broad Valley Music Association (Junior Appalachian Musician Program); Conserving Carolina


Camping, music (especially Old Time Music), fishing, gardening, wood working, and exploring the world with my family


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