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Harry Allen

Harry AllenHarry LinkedIn

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
Kari Barnhart

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SVP, Relationship Manager

With over a decade of experience, Kari serves Studio’s Music, Arts, and Entertainment clients providing innovative and exclusive services to individuals in the industry.

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Alma Mater:

Union University

Community Involvement:
  • SOURCE
  • Copyright Society of the South
  • The Troubadour Society
  • 2019 40 Under 40
  • 2017 NELA Finalist
Favorite Creators:

God, my mom (Karen), Bruno Mars, Michael Buble, and the amazing Nashville Music Community

Nashville Picks:

TPAC, Nashville Symphony, The Ryman, Nashville Predators, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, County Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Las Palmas, Sam’s Place: Nipper’s Corner, Ellington Agricultural Center, and Radnor Lake

Favorite Quote:

Philippians 4:4-9

NMLS# 436847
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
Eunice Hernandez

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Sr. Retail Relationship Manager

Eunice is a seasoned banker who offers clients expertise in serving the Music, Arts, and Entertainment industry.

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Alma Mater:
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Austin Peay State University, MBA
Community Involvement:

OZ Arts

Favorite Creator:

Coco Chanel

Nashville Picks:

Maggiano’s, Adele’s, Hillwood Country Club Golf Course, Gaylord Opryland for family activities

Passions:

I am very passionate about serving our military personnel, active duty, and veterans as I served in the US Navy myself for four years.

NMLS# 1646521

Jack Johnson

SVP, Relationship Manager

Jack is a longtime banker ready to serve clients with their personal and business banking needs.

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Alma Mater:
  • Texas State University
Community Involvement:
  • BrightStone, Board of Directors
  • Williamson, Inc
  • National Federation of Independent Business
Favorite Creator:

George Strait, Merle Haggard

Nashville Picks:

Tennessee State Capitol, War Memorial Auditorium, Franklin Theater

Favorite Movie Quote:

“You’re going to need a bigger boat.” Jaws

NMLS#2148746

Jesse LeeJesse LinkedIn

SVP, Relationship Manager

Jesse is a trusted banker specializing in medical and dental banking, as well as commercial real estate.

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Community Involvement:
  • Nashville Rescue Mission
  • Thompson Station Church
  • regular participant in international mission trips
Favorite Creators:

Mike Krzyzewski, Winston Churchill, The Eagles

Nashville Picks:

Cork & Cow, J Alexander’s, and GasLamp Antiques

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“You make sure they remember, forever, the night they played the Titans!” Coach Yoast

“I’ll make it!” Jimmy Chitwood

Passions:

I love traveling with my wife and family! Diehard college basketball fan! You can often find me outside hunting, fishing, playing golf, or at the lake.

NMLS# 88225
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

Dan NeumannDan LinkedIn

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

Matt PieruckiMatt LinkedIn

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
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, Frist 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

Dwayne SniderDwayne LinkedIn

SVP, Relationship Manager

A career banker serving Middle Tennessee’s medical and dental professionals.

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Alma Mater:

Lipscomb University

Community Involvement:
  • Nashville Dental Society
Favorite Creators:

God, Beth Snider, and Billy Joel

Nashville Picks:

SATCO, Nashville Sounds, and Charles Hawkins Field

Favorite Movie Line or Quote:

“Why do we fall? So we can learn how to pick ourselves up!” – Batman Begins

NMLS# 2139239
Rick Sofilkanich

Rick SofilkanichRick LinkedIn

SVP, Relationship Manager

With almost two decades of banking industry experience, Rick offers expertise to commercial, small business, and personal banking clients.

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ALMA MATER:

University of Pittsburgh (go Panthers)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

1)  Downtown Franklin Rotary Club

2) Veterans Causes such as Operation Stand Down in Nashville.

3) Youth football and baseball coach in Spring Hill TN

FAVORITE CREATOR:

I enjoy Rock music from bands such as AC/DC and Aerosmith.  Love country music and artists like Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride. I also love George Lucas and Steven Spielberg movies.

NASHVILLE PICKS:

Sounds Baseball, Titans Football, 3rd and Lindsey for live music, and the Nashville Predators

FAVORITE MOVIE LINE:

“You’re my boy, Blue!”  – Will Ferrell, “Old School”

NMLS# 1231504
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

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VP, Relationship Manager

Amelia has a passion for helping clients connect the dots by utilizing her ability to understand their individual needs. Her clients praise her responsiveness, attention to detail, and “glass half full” mentality.

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Alma Mater:

University of Tennessee

Community Involvement:

Dismas House-Nashville, Habitat for Humanity, Preston Taylor Ministries

Favorite Creators:

Lenny Kravitz, Maneet Chauhan, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Eric Dyson

Nashville Picks:

The Cupcake Collection, The Green Pheasant, Sunflower Café, Jenny’s Ice Cream, Panaderia La Conchita, Dino’s

Passions:

Culinary experiences, reading, traveling abroad and exploring exotic cultures, social justice, meeting and connecting people, treating life as an adventure

NMLS# 914299