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Aaron Dorn, Chairman and CEO of Studio Bank, Nashville

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CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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

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Chief Relationship Officer

A Nashville powerhouse with expertise in commercial and not-for-profit lending, capital campaign financing, payments and receivables solutions, savings strategies, education, and community development.

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Alma Mater:

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

Community Involvement:
  • President-Elect, Downtown Nashville Rotary
  • Treasurer, The Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Trustee, Belmont University
  • Leadership Nashville, Class of 2019
  • Board member and alumnus, Leadership Middle Tennessee
  • Past Mayoral Appointee to Board of General Hospital
Favorite Creator:

CeCe Winans, 12-time Grammy Award winning gospel artist

Nashville Picks:

Epice, Slim & Huskeys, Radnor Lake

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“The question is: Who are you?” — The Lion King

NMLS# 1540370
Greg Barron

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Chief Financial Officer

Provides financial oversight and leadership for Studio Bank. Areas of expertise include finance and accounting.

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Alma Mater:

Mississippi State University

Community Involvement:

New to Nashville and looking forward to new opportunities

Favorite Creator:

Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Nashville Picks: 

Thompson Hotel Rooftop, Henrietta Red

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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ALMA MATER:

Bachelors in Finance, University of Memphis

Masters in Business, Lipscomb University

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Cable & March of Dimes

NASHVILLE PICKS:

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

FAVORITE MOVIE LINE OR QUOTE:

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

 

Richard Bynum

Richard
BynumRichard
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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
Larry Dorris

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Chief Operating Officer

A veteran of the banking industry. Provides day-to-day leadership for the operations of Studio Bank and is committed to providing the members of Studio with unparalleled service.

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Alma Mater:

Rhodes College

Community Involvement:

New Beginnings

Favorite Creators:

Bonnie Raitt, Joe Bonamassa, Local Artists

Nashville Picks:

Edwin Warner Park, Etc. Restaurant, and The Gulch

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“Houston… We have a problem” — Apollo 13

Ben Mercer, Chief Lending Officer

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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