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Board of Directors

Al Bright, Jr.
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

Al Bright, Jr.


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Member of Memphis, Tennessee, American and National Bar Associations
  • Member of the ABA Health Law Section
  • Member of the American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member of the AHLA Young Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Memphis Leadership Academy
  • Executive Class, Leadership Memphis
  • Former partner at Butler Snow LLP, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Former Legal Counsel at Medtronic, Inc., 2007-2008

Donald B. Clanton
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Executive Vice President of the Institutional Group at Duncan-Williams, Inc.
Bio

Donald B. Clanton


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Executive Vice President of the Institutional Group at Duncan-Williams, Inc.

  • Executive Vice President of the Institutional Group at Duncan-Williams, Inc. and has held this position since 2002.
  • Over 30 years of experience in the securities sector
  • Served as Vice President of Dain Rauscher, Inc. from 1998 to 2002
  • Former Chairman and CEO of Amerifed Mortgage
  • Served as Senior Managing Director of Sales and Trading of the LLama Company from 1994 to 1997
  • Served as President of Commerce Investment Company, a subsidiary of National Bank of Commerce from 1985 to 1994
  • Joined Union Planters Investment Bankers Group in 1981 and established it as one of the leading mortgage bankers in the Southeast until his departure in 1984
  • Prior to joining Union Planters, served as First Vice President and Director of UMIC where he became the leading sales producer within four years while opening and managing a branch office which became UMIC's most profitable entity
  • Professional memberships include the National Association of Security Dealers and has served on this organization's Business Conduct committee
  • A member of the Securities Industry Association and has served as President and Board Member of the Memphis Investment Bankers Association
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Marketing Degree from Mississippi State University

Lewis E. Holland
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

Lewis E. Holland


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Currently a member of the Board of Directors of Buckeye Technologies and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Serves as a Director of Morgan Keegan Financial Products which is a leading provider of interest rate swaps and related derivatives
  • Serves as Director of USI Alliance, a provider of assistance to the senior community through commercial banks
  • Served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Henry Turley Company in Memphis, Tennessee until his retirement in 2009
  • Served as President of Financial Enterprise businesses for National Commerce Financial Corporation in Memphis from 1994 to 2001
  • Served as partner in charge of the financial service practice and Director of audit for the Memphis office of Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Served six years as President of UMIC, Inc., a former Memphis-based, regional investment banking firm
  • Active in numerous professional and civic organizations. Served as past president of the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of CPAs, Division Chairman of United Way, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Orchestral Society, and is currently a member of the ArtsMemphis Board of Directors
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both accounting and banking and finance from Mississippi State University
  • Securities Industry Institute graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He was formerly registered as general securities principal (GP) with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and as an associated person (AP) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Joe Jenkins
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Chairman of the Board of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis.
Bio

Joe Jenkins


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Chairman of the Board of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis.

  • 34 years experience in the banking industry
  • Former Chairman and President of the former Citizens Bank, Marion, Arkansas
  • Served as an instructor and Board Chairman of The Mid-South School of Banking in Memphis
  • Served on the Arkansas Bank Holding Company Board and was a member of the committee
  • Served on the Arkansas affiliate and the national board of the American Heart Association
  • Mid-South Community College Foundation Board and the Crittenden County Regional Hospital Board
  • Founding member of the Esperanza Bonanza Festival in Marion, Arkansas
  • Presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis
  • Graduated from Arkansas State University and The Stonier Graduate School of Banking of Rutgers University

B. Scot Lenoir
President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolve Bancorp, Inc. (EB)
Bio

B. Scot Lenoir


President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolve Bancorp, Inc. (EB)

  • Founded Evolve Bancorp, Inc. (EB) in January of 2004 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • 20 years served as an Officer and Director of First Mercantile Trust Company (FMTC), a state chartered non-depository financial institution managing pension and profit sharing assets exceeding $3 billion
  • Served as President, CEO and a Director of the firm
  • During his tenure at FMTC, Mr. Lenoir led the firm through a period of unprecedented growth
  • Designed a series of initiatives to spur growth that transformed FMTC from simple provider of third-party financial products to producer of proprietary financial products marketed through an independent national network of financial service professionals
  • In 2002, FMTC's web site was chosen by DALBAR, Inc., the nation's leading financial-services market research firm, as one of the best web sites for participants enrolled in defined contribution plans
  • Lead FMTC to become one of only six of 31 firms to receive an "excellent" rating in the DALBAR analysis
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Memphis

Lon Magness
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

Lon Magness


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Principal of Reliant Investment Management, LLC; responsibilities include portfolio management, investment strategy, regulatory compliance, and client service
  • Prior to joining Reliant, served as President of a bank-affiliated registered investment advisory firm
  • Managed the Portfolio & Funds Management Division of a $20 billion regional banking and financial services company
  • Graduate of Tulane University
  • Graduate degree in bank management from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University

John T. Pitts Jr.
Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

John T. Pitts Jr.


Director of Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Board Member of Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Began his career in 1989 in commercial real estate as a sales executive for Ladd's Commercial Real Estate Investors
  • Assumed the same role of sales executive in his family's business, First Union Properties
  • In 1993, served as Executive Vice President of National Bank of Commerce Capital Markets Group (“NBC”) and specialized in institutional fixed income sales
  • When NBC was acquired by SunTrust Bank in 2005, Mr. Pitts remained as a Director of SunTrust's Capital Markets Group
  • In 2007, Mr. Pitts joined Raymond James and Associates where he now serves as Senior Vice President in the institutional fixed income sales division
  • In 2005, John T. and the Pitts family co-founded and continue to fund Youth Dimensions, Inc., an accredited school and 48 bed residential facility created to re-habilitate 11 to 17 year old boys in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children's Service
  • John T. Pitts, Jr. is a native of Memphis and holds a Bachelor's degree from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis

W. Scott Stafford
President, CEO and Director of Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

W. Scott Stafford


President, CEO and Director of Evolve Bank & Trust

  • 24 years of banking and investment banking experience
  • Former Senior Vice President with National Bank of Commerce (NBC)
  • Former President of NBC's Correspondent Lending Division
  • Former President of NBC's Commerce Finance Corporation
  • Supervised NBC's First Market Bank, a de novo subsidiary, and its expansion into Georgia
  • Former Vice President with the Institutional Group of Duncan-Williams, Inc.
  • Earned Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Degree at the University of Alabama
  • NASD Series 7 & 63 Licenses
  • Director of Neighborhood Christian Center, a Non-Profit Organization
  • Member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

Stephen Valentine
Director of Evolve Bancorp, Inc. and Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

Stephen Valentine


Director of Evolve Bancorp, Inc. and Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Director of Evolve Bancorp, Inc and Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Provides board level and executive consulting services to public and private companies primarily in the distribution, consumer and technology industries
  • Former Executive with International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and a business consultant to Fortune 100 companies
  • 15 years with AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) Prior to joining IBM
  • Served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at AutoZone and spearheaded the firm's international expansion efforts. Prior to that he oversaw the technology side of the firm as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Previously served as a consultant to the Department of the Navy
Management Team

John Copeland
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

John Copeland


Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Over 39 years of Banking, Audit, Treasury Management, Controllership, Financial Management and M&A
  • Former Executive Vice President with M&F Bank and First M&F Corporation
  • Former Chief Financial Officer with M&F Bank and First M&F Corporation

John Chandler
Executive Vice President, Evolve Bank & Trust :: Mortgage Services
Bio

John Chandler


Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Over 39 years of banking, investment banking and insurance experience
  • Served as Capital Markets Director for AmSouth Bank/First American National Bank
  • Former Executive Vice President with First American National Bank
  • Former Director of Deposit Operations for NBC Starkville, MS
  • Director of Operations for Union Planters Investment Banking Group
  • Established a national Broker/Dealer subsidiary for the Independent Bankers of America Association
  • Holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 52, 53, and 63

John C. Freeman
CEO of Arkansas Banking Group and Chairman of Arkansas Advisory Board
Bio

John C. Freeman


CEO of Arkansas Banking Group and Chairman of Arkansas Advisory Board

  • 39 years experience in the banking industry
  • Graduate of Southwest Graduate School of Banking from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • Graduate of Graduate School of Bank Investments from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Harding University, Searcy, AR 
  • Former President Liberty Bank, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Chairman-Elect for the Arkansas Bankers Association Board of Directors
  • Current Chairman of the Northeast Arkansas Industrial Development Commission
  • Served on the Arkansas State Banking Department Board since 2006
  • A member of the St. Bernards Medical Center Board of Directors
  • Serves on the McAdams-Frierson Chair of Bank Management Advisory Committee, ASU
  • A member of United Way of Northeast Arkansas Board of Directors
  • A member of the Jonesboro Economical Development Commission Board of Directors
  • A member of the Arkansas State University Chancellor's Cabinet
  • A member of the Lyons College Advisory Board, Batesville, Arkansas
  • A member of the ASU Advisory Board, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • A member of the ASU College of Business Advisory Council
  • Chair on the ASU Research and Development Institute

Randy Reynolds
President of the Arkansas Banking Division
Bio

Randy Reynolds


President of the Arkansas Banking Division

  • Graduated with a degree in Journalism with a Marketing and Finance minor from Arkansas State
  • Graduate of Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma
  • Graduate of Lending School for Arkansas Bankers Association
  • Manager of Asset Based Lending Department and Vice President Commercial Lender from 1998-2013
  • Member of the ASU 1929 Alumni Association
  • Member of the Razorback Foundation
  • Member of the Kiwanis Club and have served on board of directors
  • Served on the City Youth Ministries Board
  • Member of the Southwest Church of Christ

Mark Mosteller
Senior Vice President :: Finance and Accounting, Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio

Mark Mosteller


Senior Vice President :: Finance and Accounting, Evolve Bank & Trust

  • Over 25 years' experience in banking industry
  • GTx, Inc., Memphis, TN 2001- 2013:: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Union Planters Bank National Association, Memphis, TN 1997-2001:: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Union Planters Mortgage
  • Ernst & Young LLP, Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA 1984-1994 :: Audit Senior Manager
  • Member of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Member of American Institute of CPA (AICPA)

Dan Springfield
Chief Credit Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust
Bio



Dan Springfield


Chief Credit Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust

  • First Horizon Nation l Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee 1979 - 2011
  • Executive Vice President and Director of Wholesale Credit Risk (2007 - 2011)
  • EVP, Group Senior Credit Officer, Tennessee Banking Group (1990 - 2007)
  • Senior Vice President and Manager of Financial Institutions Division (1987 -1990)
  • Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Earned Bachelor of Science in Banking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kenneth Lenoir
Executive Vice President, Evolve Bank & Trust :: Trust Services
Bio

Kenneth Lenoir


Executive Vice President, Evolve Bank & Trust :: Trust Services

  • Established and built a national trust company providing more than 10,000 Corporate clients and 200,000+ participants with retirement plans and benefit programs
  • Grew firm revenues from zero to $35 million, and employees from one to 150
  • Served as Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer of First Mercantile Trust From 1972 until 2003
  • Professional Memberships include: ESOP Association, Employee Benefits Council (Memphis), National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, National Center for Employee Ownership, Plan Administrators Consultants, Society of Pension Consultants, Profit Sharing Council of America, American Society of Pension Actuaries
  • Awarded “Small Businessman of the Year” by the Memphis Business Journal
  • Received the Seidman Scholarship Award from Rhodes College
  • B.B.A. in Accounting University of Memphis
  • Executive Management Program, Harvard University

Marty Ferguson
Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust :: SBA Division
Bio

Marty Ferguson


Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust :: SBA Division

  • Over 22 years' experience in financial services industry and 17 years' experience in SBA lending
  • Former Vice President of Magna Bank. Managed SBA Group and Business Development
  • Operated Ferguson Capital LLC. Managed SBA secondary market operation
  • Former Region Director of Secondary Market for GE Capital
  • Opened GE Capital Small Business Finance office in Memphis in 1995; Managed sales regions in Memphis and Dallas from 1997 - 2003
  • Earned BBA in Marketing from the University of Mississippi

Tommy Taylor
Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust :: Mortgage Services
Bio

Tommy Taylor


Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Bank & Trust :: Mortgage Services

  • 29 years in the mortgage and financial services industry
  • Former President and owner of a top 100 mortgage company in the Southeast
  • Former President of a top 100 minority lenders in the country
  • Operated mortgage offices in 42 states
  • Earned business bachelors degree from University of Mississippi