Investment Services

Meet our team

Michael Sluder

Senior Vice President

Chief Investment Officer
Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) 

 


Michael leads the investment group managing more than $4 billion in client family assets.

 

He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee that sets asset allocation strategies and determines the selection of investment managers. Michael has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned a Master’s in Economics and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Alabama.

 

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Scott Bowen

Senior Vice President

Director of Portfolio Management

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

 


Scott leads an experienced team responsible for the development of custom investment strategies. He guides strategic asset allocation and trade evaluation decisions.

 

Scott has more than 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Synovus, he served as Manager of the Private Wealth Portfolio Strategy for First Citizens Bank, Managing Director at SunTrust, and Regional Investment Manager of Investment Management and Fiduciary Services at Wells Fargo. Scott has an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business and a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Finance from Jacksonville State University.

 

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Zachary Farmer

Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

 


Zachary is responsible for managing more than $2.5 billion in assets. He joined Synovus in 1997 and has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry.

 

Zachary has a B.B.A. in Finance from Auburn University.

 

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Andrea R. Parker

Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager

Certified Fixed-Income Practitioner (CFIP)

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

 


Andrea manages approximately $300 million in assets for The Family Office at Synovus. Andrea has 21 years’ financial services experience – 12 years with The Family Office and nine years as a Fixed-Income Trader at Synovus. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

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