Nicole Connell

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banker

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Areas Served

Raleigh, NC
Greater Triangle area

Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial 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 Bachelors degree from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Art History. My career includes over 19 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Commercial 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 Jimmy and I have been married for 20 years. We are the proud parents of our daughter, Grace, who is in middle school and very active in soccer. We are also parents 2 two fur babies named Colby and Gallie.

I am passionate about spending my spare time supporting my daughter's active soccer schedule. We also enjoy traveling to see family that lives all over the world.
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.


BA in Art History from UNC Chapel Hill

Personal Interests

Reading, Art, Traveling, Spending time with my family

Community Involvement

Serve on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit that supports the autistic community in the Triangle

3 Bluebirds Farm

Junior Achievement Volunteer

Note in the Pocket Volunteer

Member of Christ Church


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