Veteran Commercial Banker Bryan Hulker Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners in Nashville

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Veteran Commercial Banker Bryan Hulker Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners in Nashville

September 11, 2020

Bryan HulkerBryan Hulker has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial advisor to commercial clients. He will be based at the firm’s headquarters at Symphony Place in downtown Nashville.

Hulker has called Nashville home since 1984 and comes to Pinnacle with 36 years of financial services experience. He began his career at First American Bank during the same era as Pinnacle’s founders, and since has held senior positions at Bank of America, Wells Fargo and, most recently, PNC. His middle market and corporate relationships span the state of Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, as Hulker graduated from the University of Louisville School of Business and earned an MBA from Murray State University.

“The opportunity to bring Bryan onto my team here is just tremendous,” said senior lending officer Sam Belk. “His regional experience across the Mid-South and lengthy tenure serving the middle market and large cap clients puts him in a strong position to deliver effective advice to our clients. I worked with Bryan for more than two decades, and he’s just a great fit for our culture here as well.”

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 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its fourth consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For seven years in a row.

Pinnacle owns a 49 percent interest in Bankers Healthcare Group (BHG), which provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare practitioners and other licensed professionals. Great Place to Work and FORTUNE ranked BHG No. 1 on its 2020 list of Best Workplaces in New York State in the small/medium business category.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $33.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2020. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 12 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas, Virginia and Atlanta.

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