David James

David James

David James
Chief Compliance Officer, Pinnacle Wealth Advisors

David James serves as chief compliance officer of Pinnacle’s wealth management and investment banking teams. He oversees compliance matters for PNFP Capital Markets Inc. and Pinnacle Wealth Advisors, the firm’s registered investment advisor unit.

Before joining Pinnacle in 2015, James served as chief compliance officer for TrustCore Financial. Previous roles included serving as head of the equity trading desk at Wiley Brothers Aintree Capital and positions in the trust departments of SunTrust Bank and First Union.

James earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee and attended the FINRA Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he received his Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation. He holds Series 24, 53, 4, 7, 55, 66, 78 and 99 securities licenses.

James is based at Pinnacle’s downtown Nashville office at Pinnacle at Symphony Place.


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