Gary Reese and Roger Qualey have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents. They are temporarily working from Pinnacle’s office at 6180 Shallowford Road.
“Gary’s and Roger’s record of service for personal and small business clients in our community is stellar,” said Ryan Murphy, Pinnacle’s area manager of client services. “They will help take Pinnacle to new places in the Chattanooga area, and I can’t imagine better people for that job. They are excellent additions to our team.”
Mr. Reese brings 15 years of financial services experience to his role. Before joining Pinnacle he spent 12 years with SunTrust Bank, where he was branch manager for its Snow Hill office in Ooltewah. Previously he worked with AmSouth Bank, where he served in branch manager roles for the bank’s Collegedale office in Ooltewah and Brainerd South office in Chattanooga.
Mr. Reese earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a marketing concentration at UTC.
Mr. Qualey, with 34 years of experience, joins Pinnacle from Atlantic Capital Bank, where he was a vice president, branch manager and business development officer. During his 17 years with Atlantic Capital, he helped develop the bank’s branch startup in Ooltewah. Previously he spent 17 years with Pioneer Bank (AmSouth Bank), where he was a vice president and branch manager of the bank’s Collegedale office.
Mr. Qualey earned his bachelor’s degree in business and general management Magna Cum Laude from UTC, and his master’s degree in international business Cum Laude from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of the Tennessee School of Banking in Nashville and received the Legion of Honor Award for 25 years of membership and service from the Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah Collegedale.
Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Pinnacle earned a spot on FORTUNE’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its third consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For six years in a row.
Pinnacle began serving Chattanooga in 2015 when it acquired CapitalMark Bank & Trust, a community institution with an excellent record of service and growth. Pinnacle continues that tradition: the firm is the fourth-largest bank in Chattanooga in terms of deposits and is also one of the fastest growing.
The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $25.6 billion in assets as of March 31. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.
Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the Nasdaq Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at www.pnfp.com.