Hunter Atkins, chairman of The Bank of Nashville’s board of directors, has been named to the board of a California developer of software for the mortgage industry.
Ten-year-old PlatinumData, which specializes in collateral valuation tools and analytics, said Atkins has come aboard alongside John LaMacchia, a former Cincinnati Bell CEO, to help guide the company’s “next phase of its growth and expansion.”
Atkins is a 35-year banking veteran who was CEO as well as chairman of The Bank of Nashville until two years ago. He also continues to be active with a number of civic organizations.
“Platinum Data is in the eye of the storm. The entire industry’s focus is on quality in collateral valuations,” said Atkins. “I’m pleased to be working along side some of the industry’s brightest and most innovative minds, as we guide the company toward capitalizing on the massive opportunity that’s in front of us.”
In addition to his time at Cincinnati Bell, LaMacchia has been a member of the board of directors of grocery giant Kroger since 1990. He also is a former chairman and CEO of Tellme Networks, which Microsoft bought for nearly $800 million in 2007.
“Hunter Atkins and John LaMacchia bring a depth of insight, experience and leadership that most companies in our industry would be lucky to access at any level — and we have them on our board,” said Phil Huff, PlatinumData’s CEO. “We’ve more than doubled volume in the past two years and have the industry buzzing with a product that folks are calling revolutionary. They are as excited about working with Platinum as we are about working with them.”