CapitalMark Announces Banker Team Addition

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
 J. Christopher Ramey, Jennifer Mount, and J. Bryan Fryar
J. Christopher Ramey, Jennifer Mount, and J. Bryan Fryar

CapitalMark Bank & Trust announced the addition of a new Banker Team led by bankers J. Bryan Fryar, J. Christopher Ramey and Jennifer Mount. The new Banker Team will be based in CapitalMark’s Chattanooga office effective immediately. Mr. Fryar, Mr. Ramey and Ms. Mount have an extensive banking background with almost 40 years’ experience collectively. They most recently worked together in the business banking group of a local financial institution.

CapitalMark’s unique model aligns one Banker Team per client for a streamlined banking experience. This one-point-of-contact approach allows a close, advisory relationship to develop positioning the Banker Team to make informed decisions and customize solutions specifically for the clients’ unique financial situation. 

Mr. Fryar attended Queens University of Charlotte with a bachelor's of science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Ramey attended the University of Georgia with a bachelor's of science in Economics and Finance. In addition to their business banking backgrounds, Mr. Fryar and Mr. Ramey also have experience in the healthcare industry. Ms. Mount has served the financial industry in several capacities including consumer lender and business services representative. Mr. Fryar, Mr. Ramey and Ms. Mount will report to Banking Group President Kenny Dyer.

Mr. Dyer said, “I am confident these seasoned bankers will serve the Chattanooga market well. CapitalMark continues to report positive performance results by focusing resources to its Banker Teams. Clients will find value in Chris, Bryan and Jennifer’s depth of experience, capacity to make timely decisions on a local level and ability to handle all of their banking transactions as a team.”

The addition of Team Fryar and Ramey increases the total number of Banker Teams to nine teams comprised of 18 bankers and spanning four East Tennessee markets.            


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