News Releases

Pinnacle Financial Partners Builds Interest Rate Derivatives Team with Walt Cherry and Mike Mezza


Walt Cherry and Mike Mezza have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as managing directors for capital markets to lead and expand the firm’s interest rate derivatives program. Both veteran financial services professionals will help Pinnacle’s commercial and middle market clients manage interest rate risk. They are based at the Atlanta Riverwood office.

Pinnacle is a Top 10 Best Workplace in the Country for Financial Services and Insurance


Pinnacle Financial Partners has been named one of the top 10 best financial services firms to work for in the entire country by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®. The firm earned the No. 9 spot on the new list, its sixth consecutive top 10 finish. Earlier in 2022, the firm was ranked No. 28 on FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Pinnacle is the No. 1 Workplace in Atlanta


Pinnacle Financial Partners has been named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Atlanta. The Atlanta Business Chronicle announced the ranking this week in the culmination of its annual competition to find the region’s top workplaces. This is the first year the firm has earned the top spot on the list. Last year, Pinnacle came in at No. 15 for its first time in the competition.

Pinnacle Grows Knoxville Team With the Addition of Two Financial Services Experts


Veteran banking leader Andy Beam has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a senior lending officer in Knoxville, bringing 26 years of industry knowledge and experience. He will manage the client advisory group, which focuses on serving the needs of the bank’s commercial and corporate clients. Also joining the firm is Lisa Ailor, a financial advisor assistant with 29 years of experience. Both are based at Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive office.

Pinnacle Named One of America's Top Companies That Care in PEOPLE Magazine


Pinnacle Financial Partners has again earned a spot on People Magazine’s 100 Companies That Care list, jointly chosen by the publication and Great Place to Work®. Pinnacle came in No. 35 on the list, joining much larger international brands like Target, Salesforce and Hilton, all chosen for the generosity of their company benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.

Pinnacle Financial Partners Expands to Louisville with Regional President Tom Crockett


Pinnacle Financial Partners has hired veteran banking leader Tom Crockett as regional president to build a presence its newest market, Louisville, KY. Crockett joins the firm from Old National Bank, where he was responsible for the development of expansion markets, and previously served as the market executive and regional manager of Kentucky banking at Wells Fargo. He will work from a temporary office, with plans for a permanent space in late 2022 or early 2023 and Pinnacle’s first full-service office in Louisville sometime in 2023. 

Pinnacle is the No. 1 Workplace in the Triangle


Pinnacle Financial Partners is No. 1 among Best Places to Work in the Triangle. The Triangle Business Journal announced the ranking today, with Pinnacle placing first in the large companies category. This is the second consecutive year the firm has earned the top spot.

National Capital Region Adds Three Veteran Banking Professionals


Pinnacle Financial Partners is expanding its team in the National Capitol Region with the addition of financial advisor Scott Fisher and financial advisor assistants Amira Aly and Ciara Hodge. They come to Pinnacle with more than 30 years of combined financial services experience.

Pinnacle Attracts Three More Talented Bankers in Chattanooga


Pinnacle’s best-in-class culture and advisory model have attracted three more seasoned financial services professionals to its team in Chattanooga. Scott Peek and Josh Ditmer have joined Pinnacle as financial advisors in the firm’s client advisory group, which serves business and commercial clients. Jim Thurman has brought his expertise to Pinnacle as a treasury management advisor. All three are based at Pinnacle’s office at 801 Broad St.

Chris Evans and Cheryl Garner Move to Pinnacle


Chris Evans and Cheryl Garner have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as financial advisor and financial advisor assistant, respectively, based at the firm’s office at 801 Broad Street in Chattanooga. The pair has worked together serving clients at First Horizon Bank in Chattanooga since 1994 and chose to move to Pinnacle based on the local autonomy given to its teams across the firm’s footprint, as well as Pinnacle’s standing as a top workplace for experienced financial services professionals.

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