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Aaron Dorn, Chairman and CEO of Studio Bank, Nashville

Aaron DornAaron LinkedIn


A passionate career banker with experience leading and establishing some of Nashville’s most-loved banks. A veteran officer of the United States Marine Corps. Founded and currently leads the team at Studio Bank.

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Areas of Expertise:

Finance, USMC, Soccer, Theology, Parenting (not necessarily in that order)

Alma Maters:

Vanderbilt University (MBA), Florida State University (BS)

Community Involvement:
  • MLS2Nashville Committee
  • Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, Board of Directors
  • Conexión Américas, Board of Directors
  • REBOOT Alliance, Board of Directors
Favorite Creators:

Life: Erin Dorn (my wife), my mother, my sisters

Entrepreneurship: Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Joey Jacobs

Music: Bob Marley, Chris Stapleton, The Gray Havens, The Avett Brothers, Weezer, Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Buck Owens, John Williams, and the list goes on…

Nashville Picks:

Nashville Symphony, Nashville FC, Las Paletas, Baja Burrito, Turnip Truck, Cheekwood’s grounds, Radnor Lake’s trails, Vanderbilt University’s trees

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again — because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

Harry Allen

Harry AllenHarry LinkedIn

Chief Relationship Officer

A Nashville powerhouse with deep financial experience.  Responsible for expanding and stewarding the bank’s relationships with clients, community and other key strategic partners and stakeholders.

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Alma Mater:

Belmont University Massey College of Business, BBA and MBA in International Business Management

Community Involvement:
  • Trustee, Belmont University
  • Board Member, Nashville Public Education Foundation
  • Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council
  • Past President, The Rotary Club of Nashville
  • Leadership Nashville, Class of 2019
Favorite Creator:

CeCe Winans, 15-time Grammy Award winning gospel artist

Nashville Picks:

Epice, Slim & Huskeys, Radnor Lake

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – MLK

NMLS# 1540370
April Britt

April BrittApril LinkedIn

Chief Experience Officer

A multidisciplinary banking professional with oversight over the Studio experience – client and employee experience – including retail banking, brand and marketing, and culture and human resources.

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Bachelors in Finance, University of Memphis

Masters in Business, Lipscomb University


Cable & March of Dimes


5th & Taylor, Peg Leg Porker, City Winery, Red Pony, Saint Anejo


“I feel the need… the need for speed.” –Top Gun


Richard Bynum

Richard BynumRichard LinkedIn

Chief Credit Officer

With more than two decades of banking experience, Richard oversees the bank’s commercial credit, consumer credit, compliance, and mortgage banking teams.

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Alma Mater:

Southwest Texas State University, BBA

Community Engagement:

Youth sports 

Favorite Creators:

From singer songwriters, like Jimmy Buffett, Robert Earl Keen, and John Prine, all the way to more hard rock like Rush and Van Halen.

Nashville Picks:

Concerts at the Ryman, Franklin Theatre, Ascend Amphitheatre, or Bridgestone. Dinners at Red Pony or 5th & Taylor.

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“I’m your huckleberry, that’s just my game.” – Tombstone

NMLS# 1102176
Jeff Devereaux

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Mortgage Banking Executive

Jeff is one of Nashville’s leading residential mortgage experts. His team provides Studio’s clients with the confidence and tools to fulfill their dreams.

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Alma Maters:
  • BS – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • MBA – Middle Tennessee State University
Community Involvement:

Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association

Favorite Creator:


Nashville Picks:

Honky tonkin’, Steeplechase, Nashville Predators, and the Tennessee Titans

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“You bet I do.” — Raising Arizona

Ben Mercer, Chief Lending Officer

Ben MercerBen LinkedIn

Chief Lending Officer

One of Nashville’s premier banking executives, specializing in commercial banking (C&I, healthcare, not-for-profit, real estate, and construction).

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Alma Mater:

Auburn University, B.S. Accounting

Community Involvement:

Board of Directors, Woodbine Community Organization

Nashville Picks:

Section 325 of Bridgestone Arena, watching the Nashville Predators!

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” — The Godfather

NMLS# 1828626

Erika SmallErika LinkedIn

Corporate Treasurer & Secretary
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