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10 TO WATCH: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Success is everywhere. Memphis businesses and organizations are using innovation and breaking new ground to lift the bottom line and improve quality of life in the city. Here are 10 of the most dynamic, large and small, financial and cultural, well known and barely known — all of whom are sure to make a memorable impact in the coming year.
It is, quite simply, a thrilling time to be in business in Memphis, to be part of the city’s expanding financial and cultural growth and to reaffirm why we call it the City of Good Abode.

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle Financial Partners takes pride in a culture that’s not only about superior service, but values: integrity, fairness, learning, partnership, results, balance and discipline. Pinnacle came to Memphis in 2015 when the firm hired a team of bankers from another local bank. With the purchase of Magna Bank later in the year, the firm quickly established roots in the Memphis community.

Pinnacle recently became the bank of the Grizzlies, through a major, multi-year sponsorship, and inked a lease to occupy space in Boyle’s new $20 million office development on Shady Grove Road.

Damon Bell, Pinnacle’s Memphis President, said: “Memphis is a special place with great attributes many cities do not have. Our firm is excited to serve businesses and consumers here that desire a deep relationship with their financial partner."

Tennessee’s second largest home-grown bank began business in 2000 and has offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis. According to Bell, “The way we hire our new associates is key. We require at least 10 years of banking experience and a recommendation from a current Pinnacle associate. Hiring experienced professionals we know share our values, leads to a high level of associate engagement."

In fact, Pinnacle boasts a 95 percent annual employee retention rate, uncommon in the banking industry. The average Memphis associate has over 20 years banking experience. According to Bell, “our ultimate goal is to make people’s lives better, both clients and associates. You do that by providing a great place to work, distinctive service and effective advice.”

Story by: Jon W. Spaks
Photo by: Troy Glasgow

Posted: 2/28/2017 1:42:23 PM | with 0 comments
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