Veteran Equipment Finance Financial Advisor Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners

Veteran Equipment Finance Financial Advisor Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners

August 02, 2022

Pinnacle Financial Partners is expanding its equipment finance team with the addition of experienced financial advisor Jeff Bauer. He is based at the firm’s Refinery office in Charlotte.

“We’re excited to be growing our equipment finance team,” said Kris Foster president of equipment finance at Pinnacle. “As we continue to seek out the most talented, experienced bankers in the region, people like Jeff give us an important leg up in delivering distinctive service to our clients.”

Before joining Pinnacle, Bauer served as senior vice president at SLR Equipment Finance. During his 38 years of equipment finance experience, he has also held positions with Key Bank, Bank of America, and Huntington Bank.  Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing equipment finance platforms at both Synovus and Ally Bank.

Bauer earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Indiana University. 

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 entered the North Carolina market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp, offering community bank service with the resources and sophistication of a larger firm. Pinnacle is ranked as the No. 1 workplace in the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte markets, as listed by the Triad Business Journal, Triangle Business Journal and Charlotte Observer.

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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