Home BancShares, Inc is a bank holding company, headquartered in Conway, Arkansas (NYSE:HOMB). Ranked #1 on Forbes’s list of America’s Best Banks in 2022, 2019 and 2018, Home BancShares surpassed $23B in assets as of October 1, 2022.


Centennial Bank provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking services with locations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Centennial Bank generates and retains substantial capital each quarter, allowing the company to seek opportunities to expand its existing footprint and enter new markets. Led by a strong executive team, Centennial Bank makes patient and calculated acquisitions while also growing organically through loan origination.


With offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Miami, CCFG is the national platform for commercial real estate and corporate cash flow lending for Centennial Bank. CCFG offers customized products and services, including non-recourse capital lending, corporate cash flow lending, and corporate cash management.

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Christopher Poulton

President, Centennial Commercial Finance Group

Christopher Poulton is president of Centennial Bank’s (HOMB) Centennial Commercial Finance Group (CCFG). Chris joined Centennial Bank in March 2015 to start CCFG and has overseen the establishment of a national commercial lending platform that has originated over $3B of Commercial credits and Commercial Real Estate credits.

Prior to joining Centennial, Chris spent seven years leading the US banking operations for Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Chris began his career at GE Capital where he spent the majority of his career in various global assignments including overseas assignments in Canada, UK, Ireland and Belgium.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University and a MBA from the University of Chicago.