Paul Cook

Business Banker, VP

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Iredell County

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 degree in Management and a concentration in Marketing. My career includes over 22 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Commercial/Business Banking space. My specific focus areas have been working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space, the Service Industry, and the Healthcare field that are in the growth/mature phase of the business cycle.

My wife, Sheila, and I have been married for 35 years. We are both from Statesville, living here most of our married life. We have four grown children, all of which have graduated from college. The oldest is married, with the other three being single.

I am involved in the local community through volunteering activities with several non-profits. I am on the United Way of Iredell County Board of Directors, the Iredell County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Mitchell Community College Alumni Association, and Rotary Club. Along with this I am the Music Director at the church we attend.

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

Healthcare and Medical
Manufacturing (Plastics, Metal, Rubber, Textiles)


Appalachian State University

Community Involvement

I enjoy volunteering at my church, the United Way of Iredell County, Iredell Economic Development Corporation, Mitchell Community College Alumni Association and Rotary Club.


Yard work, small wood working


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