News Releases

Pinnacle Financial Partners Recruits Four Veteran Financial Professionals in Birmingham


Four of Birmingham’s top financial professionals have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners to serve clients in Birmingham and the surrounding region. Mark Imig, former regional manager for corporate banking at First Horizon, will lead the team as Pinnacle’s regional president in Birmingham. He is joined by Pat Sullivan and Chris Bledsoe, both experienced financial advisors serving commercial clients, and credit advisor Rayna Hawthorne.

Pinnacle is Still the One in Knoxville


Pinnacle Financial Partners is still the No. 1 workplace on the Knoxville News Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces in the mid-size business category – one of only nine who have been recognized all five years of the newspaper’s rankings. Pinnacle also received a special Meaningfulness Award overall for being a workplace where associates feel they are part of something meaningful.

Pinnacle Expands Wealth Management Services at Raleigh Glenwood Office


Pinnacle Financial Partners has expanded wealth management services at the firm’s Raleigh Glenwood office with the addition of trust portfolio advisor Matt Brearley. He brings 15 years of experience consulting with high net worth clients on the most efficient strategies to accumulate, distribute and pass on wealth. Pinnacle associates Brielle Pittman and Christina Hare also joined the firm recently, as financial specialist and financial advisor assistant, respectively. Both are based at the Raleigh Glenwood office with Brearley at 3515 Glenwood Ave.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Upgrades Pinnacle Credit Ratings to A- and BBB+


Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) recently upgraded credit and preferred shares ratings for Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq/NGS: PNFP), affirming the firm’s strategic business model and navigation of the pandemic. The agency upgraded Pinnacle's senior unsecured credit rating to A- (from BBB+). Likewise, the subordinated debt rating was upgraded to BBB+ (from BBB). These ratings place Pinnacle at the upper end of KBRA’s rated bank universe.

Pinnacle Financial Partners Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Nashville Yards in Downtown Nashville


Pinnacle Financial Partners announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to a new, to-be-constructed office tower at Nashville Yards, the 18-acre project in downtown Nashville from owner and developer Southwest Value Partners. Pinnacle will be the anchor tenant in the multi-tenant tower, the first of that kind in Nashville Yards, which is also home to Amazon Nashville.

Pinnacle Financial Partners Recruits a Team of 9 Experienced Financial Professionals in Huntsville AL


Pinnacle Financial Partners has hired a team of nine experienced financial professionals to serve clients and grow market share in Huntsville, AL. The group includes four financial advisors focused on commercial, small business and personal banking; one credit advisor; one office leader and three support and processing associates. Jason Baldwin, former market CEO for North Alabama at BBVA, will lead the team as Pinnacle’s Huntsville regional president.

Jan Beatty-Hendley Joins Pinnacle


Experienced trust and fiduciary specialist Jan Beatty-Hendley has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a relationship manager for Pinnacle Asset Management. She is based at the company’s Concord office at 271 Copperfield Blvd. Beatty-Hendley came to Pinnacle from Wells Fargo Bank, most recently serving as senior trust and fiduciary specialist for the greater Charlotte region.

Commercial Banker Chris Rutledge Joins Pinnacle


Pinnacle Financial Partners welcomed longtime SunTrust Bank (now Truist) commercial banker Chris Rutledge to the Chattanooga team. He is located at the Broad Street office. Across 26 years at SunTrust in Chattanooga, Rutledge served as a portfolio manager, commercial banker and senior credit officer. He also covered specialty sectors including nonprofit, government, healthcare, schools and universities, and senior housing.

Pinnacle Growing Team and Office Network in Atlanta


Pinnacle Financial Partners continues to grow in Atlanta, adding to its team and its office network. The firm will soon begin construction on a new full-service office in Buckhead, marking Pinnacle’s first Atlanta expansion outside its flagship office in Riverwood. Pinnacle has also hired three veteran financial advisors to grow its commercial banking team, with Martin Small, Bobby Oliver and Aaron Binion recently joining the firm.

Pinnacle's Michael Corbett Named to Captive Insurance Hall of Fame


Pinnacle Financial Partners captive insurance advisor Michael Corbett has been named to the Captive Review Hall of Fame, an honor given to only a few captive professionals worldwide each year. It “celebrate[s] the most influential individuals, who have contributed to the industry for decades and without whom the industry would not be where it is today,” according to the publishers of Captive Review, a London-based magazine for the global risk management and captive insurance community.

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