Frank Meade Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners to Drive Middle Market Growth in Virginia

Frank Meade Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners to Drive Middle Market Growth in Virginia

October 31, 2022

Frank Meade has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial advisor responsible for middle market banking originations and business development in Virginia statewide, as well as additional reach into certain areas of West Virginia. He will work with established Pinnacle teams in Virginia and specialists from across the firm to serve commercial and industrial clients.  

“Frank brings great energy for client care and a level of expertise in finance that will help us grow across our footprint,” said Jonathan Richardson, area manager for Pinnacle in Roanoke. “His reputation for collaboration and creativity aligns with Pinnacle’s values and mission of delivering distinctive financial service and effective advice to clients.”

Meade previously retired from Wells Fargo, where he gained 31 years of financial services experience and held regional and national leadership roles in commercial banking focused on business development, market expansion and sales strategy. Earlier responsibilities included client originations, relationship management and commercial banking leadership roles in Virginia and various Mid-Atlantic markets. Meade will operate as a generalist but brings substantial banking experience in building products, home furnishings, downstream petroleum, restaurant and c-store finance, as well as food & beverage manufacturing. He earned his bachelor’s in economics from the University of Virginia.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm is the No. 1 bank in the Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA, according to 2022 deposit data from the FDIC, is listed by Forbes among the top 25 banks in the nation and earned a spot on the 2022 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its sixth consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For nine years in a row and No. 1 among banks with more than $11 billion in assets in 2021.

Pinnacle entered the Virginia market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp. Pinnacle continues BNC’s practice of offering community bank service with the resources and sophistication of a larger firm. The firm was recognized as the No. 6 Best Place to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine in 2020.

Pinnacle began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN, in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $41.0 billion in assets as of September 30, 2022. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 15 primarily urban markets across the Southeast.

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