Veteran Financial Advisor Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners as a Leader in Chapel Hill

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Veteran Financial Advisor Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners as a Leader in Chapel Hill

December 13, 2018

Caroline RiggsbeePinnacle Financial Partners is adding a commercial lending leader in Chapel Hill. Caroline Riggsbee has joined the firm as an area manager and financial advisor helping lead the firm’s client advisory team in the Triangle. She is based at Pinnacle’s Farrington Road office.

Riggsbee has 30 years of local experience in financial services. She most recently served PNC Bank as a senior healthcare business banker and commercial relationship manager. Prior to PNC, Riggsbee built her long career at RBC Bank, Triangle Bank, Guaranty State Bank and Wachovia.

“As we build Pinnacle’s presence in this market, we need a veteran banking leader in Chapel Hill,” said Mark Carlton, Pinnacle’s regional president in Eastern North Carolina. “Caroline is an incredibly talented banker and has such a long legacy of exceptional service to her clients. She is emblematic of the kinds of people who are drawn to our culture and our business model, and it’s people like her who will build greater success for Pinnacle in the Triangle.”

Riggsbee attended Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves on the board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce and does committee work for the Carol Woods Retirement Center. She has also served on the board of the Ronald McDonald House and has worked with March of Dimes and Girls in Action.

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 earned a place on FORTUNE’s 2017 and 2018 lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For six years in a row.

Pinnacle entered the North Carolina market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp, known locally as Bank of North Carolina. Pinnacle continues BNC’s practice of offering community bank service with the resources and sophistication of a larger firm.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $24.6 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. 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.