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Commercial & Business Banking

Our clients want big dividends, and that’s why our commercial bankers bring decades of banking experience to work every day. We offer the technology, sophistication and capabilities of a large national bank, but bring the advantages of a smaller bank such as local decision-making, responsiveness, and personal relationships. Meet our bankers that help make the Avenue Bank difference.

Pete WootenPete Wooten
Executive Vice President, Commercial Bank Group Executive

Pete Wooten is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Finance and Economics. He joined Avenue in April 2007, and brings more than 25 years of diversified…
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Craig GardellaCraig Gardella
Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial and Industrial Banking

Craig Gardella joined Avenue Bank’s Commercial Division in August of 2013, coming to us with over 30 years of experience as a corporate , commercial and healthcare lender and executive.…
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Carol TitusCarol Titus
Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Carol Titus has more than 20 years of banking experience, and is a healthcare and commercial banker with Avenue.  Prior to joining Avenue Bank in 2008, Mrs. Titus was a…
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Mark BrooksMark Brooks
Senior Vice President, Director of Business Banking

Mark Brooks joins Avenue Bank in the role of Senior Vice President, Director of Business Banking. Mark is a very experienced commercial banker having spent more than 25 years in…
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Courtney WilliamsCourtney Williams
Vice President, Business Banker

Courtney Williams is Vice President, Business Banker based at our Cool Springs branch.  She joins Avenue Bank with 16 years experience in the banking industry. She is a member of the…
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Blake BoydBlake Boyd
Assistant Vice President, Business Banker

Blake Boyd is an Assistant Vice President, Business Banker, focusing on residential construction finance, business banking, and branch operations. Blake has 5 years experience in the banking industry and is a…
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Harry AllenHarry Allen
Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Harry joined the Avenue family in October 2011 with 9 years of experience in banking and finance, with a specialty in serving non-profit organizations. He is a Nashville native and…
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Mike PlatzMike Platz
Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Mike joined Avenue Bank in March 2012 as a Commercial Relationship Manager with more than 15 years of commercial banking experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business…
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Richard StoneRichard Stone
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Richard Stone is a Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. He joins the Avenue family with 13 years of commercial banking experience. Richard is a Blue Raider, having earned his BBA…
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Debbie FlackDebbie Flack
Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Manager

Debbie Flack is Senior Vice President, Commercial Credit Manager. She comes to Avenue Bank with 23 years experience in the financial services industry. Debbie received a BS in Finance from…
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Paula Gaines, CTPPaula Gaines, CTP
Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Specialist

Paula has 25 years experience in the financial services industry, specializing in Treasury Management. She is a Certified Treasury Professional and currently serves as Immediate Past President and Board member…
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Jason DobbsJason Dobbs
Vice President, Credit Underwriter

A Nashville native, Jason Dobbs is a Vice President, Credit Underwriter. Prior to joining Avenue Bank in 2007 he served as Senior Auditor at a CPA firm. Jason graduated from the University of…
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Jenny MercerJenny Mercer
Credit Administration Specialist

Jenny is our Credit Administration Specialist with more than seven years in the banking industry. Prior to joining Avenue Bank Jenny served as Commercial Loan Support Specialist at Bank of Nashville…
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Nicole WrightNicole Wright
Credit Analyst

Nicole is a Credit Analyst with more than 12 years in the banking industry. Prior to this position, Nicole worked with the Commercial team as a Commercial Banking Administrative Specialist. Nicole attended…
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Lisa ReyesLisa Reyes
Business Banking Assistant

Lisa Reyes joined the Business Banking team in November 2013 as a Banking Assistant. Lisa has multiple years of business/retail and banking experience most recently from Regions Bank where she was…
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