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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
Seth Butler, Banker

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SVP, Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate

A trusted leader with expertise in loans, deposits, and treasury management products for commercial real estate owners, investors and developers.

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Alma Maters:

Emory University, B.A. Economics & B.A. Mathematics; Oxford College of Emory University, A.A.  

Community Involvement:
  • Habitat for Humanity (budget coaching, fundraising, building)
  • Hendersonville City Parks (youth league coach)
  • Urban Land Institute – Nashville District Council, Treasurer
  • NAIOP
  • CCIM
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Stop Hunger Now
Favorite Creators:

Dan Brown, Leon Bridges, Linus Hall (Yazoo – Dos Perros), Jimmy Buffett, and Kirsten Butler (she created my two beautiful and talented daughters!)

Nashville Picks:

Old Hickory Lake, Husk, Nashville greenways, Nashville Predators

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“If we weren’t all crazy, we would go insane.” — Jimmy Buffet

NMLS# 1540371
Nashville Entertainment Banker Ron Cox

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Music Arts & Entertainment Executive

30-year banker serving all facets of the music and entertainment industry’s personal and commercial banking needs, including depository, treasury, intellectual property lending, investments and mortgage.

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Community Involvement:
  • Leadership Music Board, GMA Foundation Board
  • Adjunct professor at Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business 
Favorite Creator:

Earl Scruggs

Nashville Picks:

The Station Inn, Ryman Auditorium, 404 Kitchen, 5th & Taylor

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:
  1. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society
  2. “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – Braveheart
NMLS# 728657
Becca Fuqua

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Relationship Manager, Personal & Small Business Banking

Becca is focused on Studio’s customer experience, deposit relationships, and general office fun.

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Alma Mater:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S. in Communications

Community Involvement:
  • Nashville Public Radio Listener Member & Volunteer
  • Junior Achievement
Favorite Creators:

Jen Gotch of Ban.do, Amy Jones of Jonesie, and Anna Rifle Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

Nashville Picks:

White’s Mercantile, Lemon Laine, Rosepepper, Proper Bagel, and Robert’s Western World

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“What’s most important in life? Friends, Waffles, Work. Or Waffles, Friends, Work. Doesn’t Matter.” – Leslie Knope

Passions:

Empowering women, making banking fun, and keeping my peony bush alive.

NMLS# 1376959
Kandace Harris

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VP, Branch Manager

Kandace manages Studio’s branch operations and specializes in personal loans (secure and unsecure), equity loans and credit lines, financial literacy and wellness advising, and cash management.

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Alma Maters:
  • Lipscomb University, MBA in Conflict Management
  • Fisk University, B.S. in Business Management
Community Involvement:

YWCA/Financial literacy ambassador

Favorite Creators:

Anita Baker, Prince, Beyoncé, Zora Neale Hurston, Jane Austin, and Ava DuVernay

Nashville Picks:

Slim & Husky’s, BLVD, Veggie Village, 417 Union, Germantown Café, Jackson’s, Darfon’s, and BLUSH

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“The best thing money can buy is financial freedom!” — Unknown

NMLS# 955941
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

NMLS# 1828626
Banker Dan Neumann

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SVP, Relationship Manager, Residential Construction

With Nashville’s construction and growth, Dan remains a market leader and trusted advisor to both businesses and families.

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Alma Mater:

University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL), BA in Finance (Econ Minor)

Community Involvement:

Volunteer Basketball Coach (Boys & Girls), various leagues; HBAMT

Favorite Creators:

As a football fan, I always loved watching the play of QBs Don “Majik” Majkowski, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers (I’m a bit of a Packer fan) and RB Barry Sanders. The ability of all of them to create something out of nothing on the football field was/is awesome to watch.

Nashville Picks:

Any field, court, or pool, watching my kids (and others) compete and have fun!

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

Hard to narrow it to just one…

  • “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” – Airplane
  • “If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer!” – Ace Ventura
  • “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” — Braveheart
NMLS# 1102180
Studio Bank Matt Pierucki

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SVP, Relationship Manager

As an SVP and relationship manager at Studio, Matt helps clients with their commercial, small business, and personal banking needs.

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Alma Mater:

University of Florida

Community Involvement:
  • Lebanon First United Methodist Church, Finance Committee
  • TN Repertory Board, Advisory Council
Favorite Creators:

Pearl Jam, George Lucas, Hatch Show Print

Nashville Picks:

Burger Up, Party Fowl, Frothy Monkey, Mill Creek Brewery, and The Music City Bowl

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“Back off, man. I’m a scientist.” — Ghostbusters

NMLS# 1256210
Nashville Banker Jessica Reece

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Relationship Manager, Personal & Small Business Banking

Jessica’s expertise focuses on retail banking, personal loans, small business banking, and meeting the “every day banking needs” of Studio’s clients.

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Alma Mater:
  • Lipscomb University, BS in Psychology
  • Masters of Management graduate degree
Community Involvement:

Ethos Church (Marathon Music location)

Favorite Creator:

Stevie Nicks (my absolute all-time favorite)

Nashville Picks:

Fox’s Donut Den, Lipscomb Bisons Basketball, and the community feel of this unique big city

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“As if!” – Clueless (I’m a ’90s baby) or “Just Keep Swimming” — Finding Nemo

Passions:

I’m passionate about dogs (particularly, my dog), yoga, sports, donuts, listening to Fleetwood Mac, and drinking way more coffee than I should!

NMLS# 1376958
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SVP, Relationship Manager

As an experienced commercial lender, Len brings a diverse background and understanding of various lending, deposit, and treasury management needs in our ever-changing market.

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Alma Mater:

Freed-Hardeman University – B.S. Business Administration; Communications Minor

Community Involvement:

Leadership Middle Tennessee (Class of 2013)
Ashland City Lions Club
Upwards Basketball Coach

Favorite Creators:

Chip Foose and Dave Grohl

Nashville Picks:

Geist and Brewhouse West

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

NMLS# 461569
Parker Seabolt

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SVP, Private Banking

Parker is a trusted expert in private banking, business lending, and commercial real estate.

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Alma Mater:

East Tennessee State University (ETSU), MBA and BBA in finance

Community Involvement:

March of Dimes

Favorite Creators:

Frank Lloyd Wright, Eric Adler

Nashville Picks:

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, Pastaria

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“No way! We’ve landed on the moon!” — Dumb and Dumber

NMLS# 1135433
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SVP, Relationship Manager

Phil serves the startup and investor communities. He has extensive knowledge in entrepreneurship and the technology industry and is an investor in and advisor to startups across the region.

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Alma Mater:

Indiana University – Kelley School of Business, B.S. Accounting and Finance; Honors College

Community Involvement:
  • Mentor, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
  • Mentor in Residence, The Wond’ry Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University
Favorite Creators:

Arts: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh
Music: Howlin’ Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Phish, Mozart
Entrepreneurs: John D. Rockefeller, Richard Branson, Elon Musk

Nashville Picks:

Arts: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Ryman Auditorium, First Art Museum
Eats: Pinewood Social, Martin’s BBQ, SATCO, Pancake Pantry
Kids: Adventure Science Center, Sevier Park, Las Paletas

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

NMLS# 1828024
Jennifer Thompson

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SVP, Treasury Management

Jennifer is Studio’s guru of Treasury Services.

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Alma Mater:

Georgia Tech

Community Involvement:

Working with pets and families in need. 

Favorite Creator:

Dale Chihuly

Nashville Picks:

Patterson House, Bastion, We-Ho

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“Where ever you go, there you are” — Buckaroo Banzai