Pinnacle Financial Partners: Veteran Equipment Finance Financial Advisor Joins Pinnacle Financial Partners


August 02, 2022

Pinnacle Financial Partners is expanding its equipment finance team with the addition of experienced financial advisor Jeff Bauer. He is based at the company’s refinery office in Charlotte.

“We are excited to expand our equipment finance team,” said Kris Foster, president of equipment finance at Pinnacle. “As we continue to seek out the most talented and experienced bankers in the region, people like Jeff give us a significant head start in delivering distinctive service to our clients.”

Prior to joining Pinnacle, Bauer served as Senior Vice President at SLR Equipment Finance. During his 38 years of experience in equipment finance, he also held positions at Key Bank, Bank of America and Huntington Bank. Additionally, he was instrumental in setting up equipment finance platforms at Synovus and Ally Bank.

Bauer received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Pinnacle Financial Partners offers a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a holistic relationship with their financial institution. The company is the No. 1 MSA bank of Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin, according to 2021 FDIC filing data, is listed by Forbes as one of the top 25 banks in the nation, and earned a spot on the 2022 Top 100 list. Best Companies at Work For® in the United States, its sixth consecutive appearance. American Banker has recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work for nine consecutive years and #1 among banks with over $11 billion in assets in 2021.

Pinnacle entered the North Carolina market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp, offering community banking service with the resources and sophistication of a large enterprise. Pinnacle is ranked as the #1 workplace in the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte markets, according to the list of Triad Business Journal, triangular business diary and Charlotte Observer.

The company began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $39.4 billion in assets as of March 31, 2022. As the second largest company in Tennessee-headquartered banking portfolio, Pinnacle operates in 15 primarily urban Southeast markets.

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