CapStar Bank has recruited from a fellow community bank a controller as it continues to build up its infrastructure on the heels of the acquisition of American Security Bank & Trust.
Rhonda Carr, pictured, comes to downtown-based CapStar from Reliant Bank in Brentwood, where she had been vice president and controller. Before that, she was a regulatory reporting manager at Pinnacle Bank. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University.
Four-and-a-half-year-old CapStar has been fleshing out its management ranks in recent months, adding former Fifth Third regional CEO Dan Hogan and former Bank of America senior VP Rob Anderson. The bank also has recently hired eight other staffers in its finance, operations, credit and retail groups, taking the bank's total headcount past 100 as it nears the $1 billion asset mark. Here’s a rundown:
• Travis Hailey has joined the bank as senior accountant. He was most recently at Fifth Third Bank in mortgage sales and before that was assistant controller at Reliant and an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau.
• Jason Adams is a new portfolio manager/underwriter in CapStar’s credit department and will work with its commercial real estate group. He also comes from Fifth Third, where he was most recently assistant vice president and CRE portfolio manager.
• John Markham joins CapStar as a portfolio manager and credit analyst supporting the commercial finance group. Previously, he was CFO for local medical plan marketing company Connection Benefit Group. The former Vanderbilt University field goal kicker also spent four years at Bank of America and completed an 18-month training program there.
• Amy Brown is a deposit operations and compliance specialist who has joined CapStar after spending eight years at American Security, rising to deposit operations manager and security officer.
• Lisa Rouwenhorst comes to CapStar as a customer service representative supporting the bank’s private banking and sports and entertainment divisions. Previously, she spent more than a decade at Wells Fargo, supporting portfolios worth more than $875 million.
• CapStar also has brought on three financial service representatives. They are Neoma Caldwell, a former customer service specialist at First State Bank, as well as former Bank of America head teller David Waddell and Cole Norris, who formerly was an affiliate broker at Century 21/Reliant Realty.