Matthew Pollard

Vice President, Commercial Banker
Mobile Phone
(803) 931-1031

Office Information

Office Phone
1230 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Areas Served


Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial 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 am a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina where I received a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. from the Moore School of Business. My career in banking began over 10 years ago, and I have spent much of that time in the commercial banking space. I have a passion for learning about my clients’ businesses, and have had the pleasure of working with many Industrial and Commercial clients in the growth phase of the business cycle.

Personally, I have been married for over 8 years to my wife, Kate and we reside in downtown Columbia. We have two young children that keep us busy and bring us so much joy. You can typically find us all at the park, zoo, or out on the lake in the summer. We are very involved in our church and enjoy volunteering with some of our city's non-profits, Homeworks and the United Way of the Midlands. I also am actively involved in First Baptist Church of Columbia, Leadership Columbia’s Advisory Committee, Rotary, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. I am so grateful for these organizations and their hard work to continue to improve this city that my family and I love.

I invite you to reach out to me via email or phone, as well as connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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

Government / Municipal
Healthcare and Medical


Bachelor's degree in Economics from The University of South Carolina; Master's of Business Administration from The Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina

Community Involvement

Deacon at First Baptist Church Columbia; President of The Ronald McDonald House Charities Board; Speaker Chair of the Capital Rotary Club; Campaign Committee of the United Way of The Midlands; Leadership Columbia Advisory Board; Central SC Committee of 100 Board; Site Leader at Home Works of America

Personal Interests

Home improvement projects, boating and skiing on Lake Murray, hunting and fishing, tinkering with my grandfather's old pickup truck,


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