Carolina Financial Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of commercial banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. It operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Mortgage Banking, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers traditional banking services. The Wholesale Mortgage Banking segment comprises mortgage loan origination and servicing. The Other segment includes managerial and operational support. The company was founded by John D. Russ in February 1997 and is headquartered in Charleston, SC.