Pinnacle named 'Best Bank to Work For' in U.S. for 3rd year

Pinnacle named 'Best Bank to Work For' in U.S. for 3rd year

MEDIA CONTACT: Nikki Klemmer, 615-743-6132
August 26, 2015

Pinnacle Financial Partners has been named the No. 3 “Best Bank to Work For” in the country in 2015, marking the third year in a row the firm has earned a spot in the top three.

The program, which identifies, recognizes and honors the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.

In all, 50 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this third year for the program. The full Best Banks to Work For list will be featured in the September issue of American Banker magazine and is available online at

“Creating a work environment where associates enjoy coming to the office every day has been the key to our success for the past 15 years,” said Terry Turner, Pinnacle’s president and CEO. “We will continue to focus on associates first and foremost as we merge with CapitalMark Bank & Trust in Chattanooga and Magna Bank in Memphis.”

To be considered for participation, firms had to have at least 50 employees working in the U.S. and be a commercial bank, thrift, mutual association, mutual savings bank, savings and loan association or a savings bank.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process. The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top banks and final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

Pinnacle earned the No. 1 spot in 2013 and No. 2 spot in 2014.

For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

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. Pinnacle’s focus begins in recruiting top financial professionals. Great Place to Work® named Pinnacle one of the best workplaces in the United States on its 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published in FORTUNE magazine.

The firm began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $6.5 billion in assets at June 30, 2015. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in Middle Tennessee, Memphis, East Tennessee and Chattanooga. Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at