Veteran Financial Services Professional Richie Godfrey Joins Pinnacle in The Upstate

Veteran Financial Services Professional Richie Godfrey Joins Pinnacle in The Upstate

September 07, 2023

Veteran banker, Richie Godfrey joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial advisor and area manager in the Upstate region. In this role, he is responsible for building relationships within the Upstate community and working alongside the team to provide distinctive financial service and effective advice to clients. He will work from the 550 E.McBee Avenue location.

“Richie’s wealth of experience and commitment to the financial industry make him the perfect fit to join the Upstate team in delivering on Pinnacle’s promise of world-class customer service,” said Will Hodge, regional president. “He comes equipped with a wide range of industry knowledge and leadership experience that will strengthen our team’s operations. We are confident he will be a key figure in contributing to the future success and growth in the Upstate, and we are happy to have him join our team.”

Godfrey comes to Pinnacle with more than two decades of banking experience in South Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, Godfrey served as the Greenville market president for Truist Bank, where he consistently exceeded production goals and customer expectations, while also leading his team in new business development and building strong client relationships. Godfrey received his bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and is a graduate of South Carolina Banker’s School.

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 2022 deposit data from the FDIC, and is listed by Forbes as No. 27 among America’s Best Banks, higher than any other bank headquartered in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. Pinnacle also earned a spot on the 2023 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its seventh consecutive appearance, and was recognized by American Banker as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For 10 years in a row and No. 1 among banks with more than $11 billion in assets in 2022.

Pinnacle entered the South Carolina market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp, offering community bank service with the resources and sophistication of a larger firm. Pinnacle was named the No. 1 Top Workplace in South Carolina, midsize companies category, in 2022 and 2021 by Charleston Business Magazine, Greenville Business Magazine and Columbia Business Monthly, with top 10 finishes in 2019 and 2020.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, Tenn., in 2000 and has since grown to approximately $46.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2023. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 17 primarily urban markets across the Southeast.
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