Rutledge Baker

Rutledge Baker

Regional Vice President

Mr. Baker joined SouthStar Capital in 2016 as the Regional Vice President for Charleston, SC. He is responsible for the planning, execution, and closing of new business opportunities in the commercial financial services industry. He has more than a decade of sales, marketing, and business development experience with a professional record in partnership acquisition and retention.

Prior to joining SouthStar, Mr. Baker worked for the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the largest trade association of golf course owners and operators in the world. He served as the Director of National Accounts and was responsible for all operational aspects of the Purchasing Department.

As a native of the Charleston area, Mr. Baker is active in the community and is a member of Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses. He supports Fields to Families, The Nature Conservancy, the American Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston and lives with his better half Erin and their three children Strudel (Golden Retriever), Santee (Weimaraner), and Pleo (Betta Fish). In his spare time, he enjoys seeing live music, boating, gardening, cooking, disc golf, and brewing funky craft beers.

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