Robert Good has been a banker for more than 20 of the 30 years he has lived in Brevard County, and has been with Fidelity Bank of Florida for six years. His role as senior vice president and chief lending officer finds him managing a team of underwriters, business development personnel and lenders throughout Central Florida.While carrying a great deal of responsibility, Good is honored to be a part of the hard work Fidelity Bank is doing to bring its clients the best of customer service and technology.“With our local underwriters, senior management and board of directors, we can give our customers a quick answer and closing for their loan,” he said. “While other banks are in the underwriting stages, we typically already have a commitment out to the client.”As the way in which people interact with their banks changes, Good explained how Fidelity Bank is proud of its ability to not only keep up, but stay ahead of the game with features like remote deposit capture, mobile banking and treasury management services including QuickBooks DirectConnect.
Before beginning his career, Good obtained his bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Central Florida and his master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. Good keeps up with the changing industry by continuing his education, recently graduating from Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking.
This is where Good and Fidelity Bank’s goals align again, in a passion for keeping their clients in touch with the most relevant services and programs for them, whether in personal or business accounts, staying in the know for clients who come to them for guidance.
“The best advice I’d give a business owner considering applying for a commercial loan is to pay close attention to your projections and cash flow,” Good explained of one question he receives often. “I have seen profitable businesses ultimately fail because of not accounting for the timing of cash inflow and outflow.”