Daily News: October 11, 2018

Pinnacle Financial Adds 23 Bankers in Four States


Pinnacle Financial Partners expanded its four-state footprint by hiring bankers from large regional and national competitors, recruiting 23 bankers with an average of 23 years of experience in Q3/18, including 10 C&I and private banking financial advisors.

Of those 10, seven were hired in the Carolinas and Virginia, putting Pinnacle months ahead of schedule in its goal of hiring 65 C&I and private banking advisors in those markets by July 2022.

“We’ve always relied on our market leaders to find and hire the best,” said M. Terry Turner, Pinnacle’s president and CEO. “They’ve taken the ball, run with it and scored touchdown after touchdown in bringing us the top talent in their markets. As their teams grow, so do our deposits and loan books. That’s the model that has helped our firm grow to the No. 1 bank in Nashville for deposits and grow deposits by double digits in several other of our communities.”

Among new recruits in these markets are:

Greenville, SC

  • Brian Rogers, a commercial financial advisor with 29 years of experience who most recently served as the leader of Wells Fargo’s entire business banking team for the region
  • Christopher Fowler, a commercial financial advisor with 22 years of experience who spent nearly all of that time at Wells Fargo and its predecessor banks
  • Karen Canty, an SBA financial advisor with 18 years of experience who comes from TD Bank
  • Ashley Jackson, an SBA portfolio manager with 24 years of experience who comes from Ciena Capital

Roanoke, VA

  • James Huffman, a commercial financial advisor with 17 years of experience who comes from Wells Fargo, where he was a senior relationship manager for Virginia and West Virginia

Raleigh, NC

  • Craig Crenshaw, the first financial consultant with Pinnacle Asset Management to serve the Raleigh market, has 24 years of experience and comes from SunTrust Investment Services
  •  Veronica Bent, a small business financial advisor with 23 years of experience who previously served as a commercial loan officer at Fidelity Bank

Charleston, SC

  •  Dawn Robinson, a commercial financial advisor with 31 years of experience who spent 20 years at First Citizens Bank
  • John McNeill, a mortgage advisor with 30 years of experience who spent the majority of that time at Wells Fargo
  • Leanne Rose, a treasury management advisor with 20 years of experience who also comes from Wells Fargo

Greensboro-High Point, NC

  • Teresa Class, a small business financial advisor with 17 years of experience who comes from Keller Williams Realty Elite and First Citizens Bank, Charlotte, NC
  • Tammy Guffey, an office leader serving small business and retail clients with 30 years of experience who comes from Aquesta Bank
  • Carolee Staddart, a client services advisor serving small business and retail clients with 22 years of experience who comes from PNC Bank

Winston-Salem, NC

  • Yates Parker, a commercial financial advisor in Winston-Salem with 15 years of experience who previously served as a business banker at First National Bank

Tennessee

  • Justin Reed, a commercial financial advisor in Memphis with 15 years of experience who was a commercial lender at SunTrust
  •  Samantha Curd, a commercial financial advisor in Nashville with 21 years of experience who managed the private banking team for ServisFirst
  •  Bradley Miller, a commercial financial advisor in Memphis with 16 years of experience who was director of commercial and treasury services at Metropolitan Bank
  • Sherri Alley, a trust advisor in Knoxville with 15 years of experience who is an attorney and was the vice president for advancement at the East Tennessee Foundation