Kevin Barnes

Business Banker, VP
(984) 867-3555

Office Information

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Areas Served

Johnston County and surrounding areas

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 bachelors degree from East Carolina University with a concentration in Managerial Finance. 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 Medical and Business Services space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

I grew up and still reside in Smithfield with my wife, Megan, and our two children. Megan is a teacher in Johnston County and we've been married for 15 years. In our spare time, we enjoy being outdoors, as well as golfing, and fishing.

I am passionate about building relationships with my clients. I enjoy getting to learn more about both them and their business, as it enables me to better assist them and meet their needs.

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


East Carolina University, BSBA with a concentration in Managerial Finance

Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Central Johnston County, previous board involvement with Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Personal Interests

Golfing, Fishing


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