Downtown-based CapStar has hired a number of senior bankers to build its correspondent banking unit and its presence in the St. Louis area.
Four-year-old CapStar, which recently completed its acquisition of American Security Bank & Trust and now has $950 million in assets, also has added back-office support staff, including a former SunTrust special assets senior vice president and an ex-Tennessee Commerce Bank compliance officer.
Among the new hires are:
• Jim Windrow, senior vice president of correspondent banking. Windrow (on the left in our photo) will lead the marketing efforts for his department and comes to CapStar from Compass Bank in Birmingham. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Windrow started his career at First American, where he spent 23 years.
• Larry Brooks, senior risk officer for correspondent banking. Brooks (on the right on our photo) had been a senior consultant and partner at Professional Bank Services Inc. and also has worked in correspondent banking with a First Horizon National division in Brentwood as well as Compass Bank in Birmingham and First American/AmSouth Bank in Nashville. He started his banking career as an examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency.
• Charles Bonano, vice president and senior account executive for the bank’s commercial finance unit. Bonano is based in St. Louis and was most recently a territory manager of Wells Fargo’s equipment finance group.
Coming over to CapStar from SunTrust is Byron P. Kurtgis, who will work in credit administration. Kurtgis has nearly 50 years of industry experience, the last 15 in SunTrust’s corporate and investment banking special assets group. And joining from Tennessee Commerce is Compliance Officer Rossana Racoules. At Tennessee Commerce, Racoules held a number of supervisory and compliance roles, including that of Bank Secrecy Act officer.
Separately, CapStar has hired as portfolio manager Angie Jennings from ServisFirst Bank in Birmingham and promoted Kelly Risner to the same position from credit underwriter.