Knoxville Bankers Move To CapitalMark

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CapitalMark Bank & Trust announced the addition of a new banker team comprised of local bankers Josh R. Hopkins, M. Brandon Hackett and Cameron M. Puckett. The new banker team will be based in CapitalMark’s Knoxville office in the historic U.S. Post Office building downtown. Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Hackett and Mr. Puckett have extensive banking experience at regional financial institutions.

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. Hopkins said, “I was drawn to CapitalMark because the Banker Teams are empowered to make decisions for their clients instead of relying decision makers outside of the market.” Mr. Hackett added, “Further, Bankers are encouraged to break the standardization of products and services and tailor solutions to specifically fit individual client needs.” Mr. Puckett remarked, “CapitalMark’s business model is efficient and forward-thinking. There’s not a branch on every corner because CapitalMark brings banking directly to the clients’ using couriers and technology. This low brick-and-mortar approach to banking coupled with fast, local decision-making allows us to offer better quality banking service to clients.” 

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer said, “I have confidence that these bankers can deliver the ultimate banking experience and quality results in the Knoxville market. As we continue to center resources to our Banker Teams, referrals from satisfied clients and positive performance results reinforce that our model, while unique in the industry, is efficient and effective.”           

CapitalMark’s Knoxville office also employs veteran bankers J. Ryan White, Bryant LeCroy and Robert “Bob” Johnson. The bank operates in four East Tennessee markets at $879 million in total assets and was recently awarded a five-star rating for strength, stability and profitability from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial, Inc.

                               



TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study, Revealing Increases Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report on Friday, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime ... (click for more)

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. Of Risk Services, John Seidl

Reliance Partners announced the addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Mr. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance.   As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Mr. Seidl is well-versed in the transportation insurance space. He ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport. The FAA and NTSB are investigating ... (click for more)

$26.2 Million Grant Awarded For Bradley County Veterans Home

A $26.2 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Home Grant has been awarded for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home. “Today is a monumental day for the veterans of East Tennessee, and I am thrilled that they have finally received the long overdue grant funding for the Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home," said ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)