CertusBank has terminated its top executive team, effective immediately, the $1.7 billion-asset bank announced Wednesday.

Greenville, S.C.-based Certus announced that it has tapped John Poelker as interim president and chief executive. Poelker's experience includes stints as CEO of Beach First National Bank in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Georgian Bancorp. in Atlanta. He formerly served as chief financial officer at Old National Bancorp in Evansville, Ind. and State Bank Financial. Since 2005, he has run Poelker Consultancy, an Atlanta firm that advises financial institutions.

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