Pinnacle Adds Commercial Real Estate Team of Sheila Stolorena Tom Butsch Jim Miller and Rob Male in Atlanta

Pinnacle Adds Commercial Real Estate Team of Sheila Stolorena Tom Butsch Jim Miller and Rob Male in Atlanta

Four-person CRE team among nine new associates

June 15, 2022

Pinnacle Financial Partners has added significant experience and capacity to its Atlanta team with the recent addition of nine new associates, including a commercial real estate team of four, a credit leader and increased support for SBA and treasury management, among others. They have an average of 30 years of financial services experience and are all based at the firm’s Riverwood office at 3333 Riverwood Parkway.

“We’re getting stronger every day because we’re adding incredible talent to support our work in Atlanta,” said Paige Collier, senior lending officer. “These are experienced professionals with deep local roots who know what this market needs because they’ve been meeting those needs for many years. They are deepening our commitment to a culture of service, advice and making it easy for Atlanta companies to do business.”

Among the new associates are four focused on commercial real estate, giving Pinnacle much greater capacity and capabilities for CRE lending in Atlanta with a team that has now grown to seven.

  • Sheila Stolorena joined in March as a commercial real estate manager and financial advisor.
  • Tom Butsch came on board in February as a CRE-focused financial advisor.
  • Jim Miller joined in June as a CRE-focused senior credit officer.
  • Rob Male joined in May as CRE-focused credit advisor.

“These four give us the ability to do so much more for the deep bench of developers and business owners in the market,” Collier said. “Their focus is financing larger development projects and existing assets by leveraging Pinnacle’s reputation for success and service in the CRE space.”

Stolorena comes to Pinnacle with 35 years of experience, most recently as a senior vice president for commercial real estate at United Community Bank. She served similar roles at The Brand Banking Company and BB&T, as well as time spent as a team lead for portfolio managers at BB&T and a credit risk officer at SunTrust, where she spent half of her career in various commercial banking, strategic planning and credit roles. Stolorena earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member.

Butsch brings 40 years of experience to his role at Pinnacle, most recently as a senior vice president in commercial real estate lending at Truist (formerly BB&T). Prior to that, he was a commercial real estate banking executive for 19 years at Regions Bank and also served as a group vice president and commercial real estate vice president at First American Bank of Georgia. Butsch earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Miller also comes from Truist and brings 45 years of experience to his new role. In his time at Truist, he was a lender, CRE manager, senior regional credit officer and, most recently, leader of a team dedicated to working with CRE loans that were troubled as a result of the pandemic. Miller has also spent time working at US Bank, The Bankers Bank, AmSouth and others. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida.

Male joins Pinnacle from Truist (formerly BB&T), where he was an underwriter and portfolio manager. During his time at BB&T, he also served the asset resolution group and was a relationship manager with the commercial real estate group. In his 36 years of experience, he has worked as a lender, underwriter and private placements manager for firms like CWCapital, RFC and Confederation Life Insurance. Male earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University.

Other recent additions to the Atlanta team include:

  • Jessica Parrish, senior credit officer
    Parrish has 24 years of experience and comes from Truist (formerly BB&T), where she was a process engineering manager for the commercial credit team. She also served as a commercial credit leader and regional credit officer at BB&T and began her career working in credit for SunTrust Bank. Parrish earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and management from the University of Florida and her MBA from Georgia State University.
  • Jacci Carroll, financial advisor assistant
    Carroll spent the last 16 years at Truist (formerly BB&T) as a lending assistant for the commercial banking team. She also worked for three years, early in her career, helping manage the finances and bookkeeping for David T. Reale Associates in Norcross, GA. Carroll attended Norwalk Community College.
  • Jamon Davis, treasury management analyst
    Davis comes from Synovus in Atlanta where he was a senior treasury management customer onboarding rep. He also worked in treasury sales at both Synovus and Private Bank of Buckhead. Over his 15 years in banking, he held various client-facing roles at State Bank & Trust and Certus Bank. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in business management at Walden University.
  • Jessica D’Emidio, SBA closing manager
    D’Emidio has worked in the legal and financial worlds for 22 years, starting at law firms in Pennsylvania and North Carolina before working as a project manager at Bank of America and then as a legal consultant at Financial Federal Credit Union and Commercial Credit Group in Charlotte. She served as a capital markets loan coordinator for Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in Atlanta and held other positions related to transaction closing at Franklin Street, Caliber Capital and, most recently, as a closing manager for Synovus Bank Government Guaranteed Lending. D’Emidio earned her bachelor’s degree at Dickinson College and her juris doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
  • Cindy Trahan, executive assistant
    Trahan has worked in financial services for 35 years, most recently at Private Bank of Buckhead as an executive assistant for the president and CEO, CFO, senior management and board of directors. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at Wachovia as a wealth management executive assistant.

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 2021 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 expanded to Georgia in 2020 by hiring a team of local financial services professionals to start an office in Atlanta.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN, in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $39.4 billion in assets as of March 31, 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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