Longtime Bank Executive Joe Dillingham Joins Pinnacle

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Longtime Bank Executive Joe Dillingham Joins Pinnacle

October 21, 2019

Joe Dillingham has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial advisor to grow the firm’s middle market and corporate banking market share. He brings vast experience and acumen gleaned over a 30 year career in commercial banking, including 15 years as a leader at Synovus Bank and Fifth Third Bank.

“The depth of Joe’s capabilities in serving corporate clients makes him a great fit for Pinnacle,” said Pinnacle senior lending officer Ed White. “His relationship skills and long history in serving broad market areas in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi are invaluable as we continue to build solid partnerships with businesses across the Southeast.” 

Dillingham has served a broad cross-section of business types, including asset-based, commercial and industrial, healthcare, music, not-for-profit and government. Dillingham was most recently director of corporate banking and middle market at Synovus, and prior to that was the middle market banking division head at Fifth Third. He got his start at Commerce Union, which eventually became Bank of America, after earning consecutive degrees -- a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA – from Vanderbilt University.

“I’ve competed with Pinnacle for so long, witnessing their growth and seeing Ed’s extraordinary team,” Dillingham said. “I really wanted to be a part of that, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to contribute to the momentum they have generated.”

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 2019 deposit data from the FDIC. Pinnacle earned a spot on FORTUNE’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its third consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For seven years in a row.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $27.5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2019. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the Nasdaq Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at www.pnfp.com.