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VOL. 42 | NO. 1 | Friday, January 5, 2018

Keen joins CapStar Advisory Council

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Eric Keen, a general partner at Council Capital, has joined CapStar Bank’s Healthcare Advisory Council.

Prior to joining Council Capital, Keen was a principal with DW Healthcare Partners. He earned a degree in finance and political science at the University of Illinois.

Additionally, independent health care financial consultant Audrey Soskin has joined CapStar’s Healthcare Group as portfolio manager.

Until 2013, she was vice president of treasury and business development for Ambulatory Services of America, Inc., after spending several years as a portfolio manager in the Healthcare Corporate and Investment Banking Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Soskin earned a degree in finance from Auburn University.

Also at CapStar:

Glen Siegel is director of strategy and analytics for CapStar, having recently served as senior partner of strategy, analytics and project design for Blue Ribbon Management & Consulting. Prior to Blue Ribbon, Siegel was at FirstBank. He has earned undergraduate and master’s degree in economics at Western Kentucky University.

Amy Grove, commercial credit underwriter, comes to CapStar from Bank of America where she was an associate vice president and portfolio manager. Before moving to Nashville, she was a credit support coordinator and in data management at JPMorgan Chase, specializing in middle markets in San Antonio, Texas. She earned degrees in economics and finance from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

Katrina Castaldo is mortgage post-closer with Commercial Real Estate in the Loan Operations division. She has served in key customer service roles with Jaguar Land Rover Nashville in Brentwood and Design Ideas in Springfield, Illinois, and held accounting roles with AHI Corporate Housing in Pelham, Alabama, Masonite International in Winchester, Virginia, and Shults Auto Group in Lakewood, NY. She has a degree in business management and marketing.

Centerstone announces IT, advancement promotions

Centerstone, a national behavioral health care company, recently announced four staff changes aligned with the non-profit’s growth.


Brad Bills was promoted to vice president of systems development, Melissa Collette to vice president of enterprise services and Chuck Pegg to director of information technology infrastructure. Lauren Clanton has joined the company as Centerstone Tennessee’s director of advancement.

In his new role, Bills will ensure software development and implementation meets enterprise objectives and provides value. Bills’ main focus will be on software development for the various electronic health records and business systems used throughout Centerstone.

He joined Centerstone in 2011 as the manager of application development to lead development and assist with the implementation of Centerstone’s enterprise electronic health record (EHR) platform replacing legacy systems across existing business units and incoming affiliates. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Memphis.


With 20 years of industry experience, Collette will help oversee user engagement of technology for clinicians, physicians and staff across Centerstone’s business units. She joined Centerstone in 2012 as the EHR project director, leading the implementation of myAvatar, Centerstone’s enterprise EHR platform replacing legacy systems across existing business units and incoming affiliates.

She earned an MBA from Tennessee Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston.


Pegg, who has more than 20 years of industry experience at Centerstone, will be responsible for helping to oversee the overall technology infrastructure, including the company’s servers, network and hardware for security. Pegg holds an associate degree in communication electronics from Ivy Tech Community College-Richmond.

As the director of advancement for Centerstone Tennessee, Clanton will help initiate and oversee donor development and cultivation, grant writing and special events. Clanton brings seven years of non-profit experience and holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Computer Applications and Technologies.

Owens named forestry agribusiness consultant

Neil Owens, who has more than 13 years of experience in the forestry industry, has been appointed Forestry Agribusiness Development Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

This new position is the result of realignment of resources and staff positions within the Department of Agriculture to better address agribusiness growth and development.

Owens transitions from the role of State Forest Program Specialist with TDA’s Division of Forestry. Owens has a history of forestry consulting in the private sector prior to joining TDA, providing management strategies, promoting sustainable forestry initiatives, and managing more than 20,000 acres of timberland for investment firms and private landowners.

Owens, a West Virginia native, moved to Tennessee to earn a degree in resource management from the University of Tennessee.

Built Technologies hires chief technology officer


Built Technologies, a Tennessee-based technology company bringing construction lending to the digital age, has appointed Matthew Russell as its chief technology officer. Russell previously served as CTO of Digital Reasoning and was named “CTO of the Year” in 2017 by the Nashville Technology Council.

Russell joins Built on the heels of a $21 million series A capital raise with Index Ventures and Nyca Partners in November, which allowed the tech innovator to deepen its team, accelerate its growth and bolster investments in data utilization.

Russell’s career is highlighted by his service as an active duty U.S. Air Force officer, deploying overseas as a defense intelligence contractor, facilitating the enforcement of financial compliance, improving cancer treatment with advanced software, and consulting with businesses on data and data science strategy.

He was inducted into former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist’s Nashville Healthcare Council Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2016. He is a published author in various academic journals and his book, Mining the Social Web, teaches software developers how to collect, aggregate and analyze social media data.

Russell earned a degree in computer science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, received his M.S. from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology and was inducted into the Wings of Blue Parachute Team with nearly 500 jumps as a parachuting instructor and sport skydiver.

Hollabaugh named to Who’s Who Legal


Lela Hollabaugh, managing partner of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Nashville office, has been named by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading life sciences practitioners. She is listed in the Product Liability section of the Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2018.

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group and Life Sciences Industry Team, Hollabaugh has served as the lead trial lawyer in more than a dozen jury trials, as well as more than two dozen bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings. She advises leading natural gas pipeline companies and other infrastructure clients on issues involving location, land acquisition, construction and operations.

Hollabaugh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Matrix biology society cite Hudson’s contributions


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) biochemist Billy Hudson, PhD, has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Investigator Prize by the International Society for Matrix Biology for his contributions to the field of matrix biology.

The prize will be presented in October 2018 during the American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting in Las Vegas.

Hudson is the Elliott V. Newman Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt and director of the Center for Matrix Biology. The prize recognizes seminal basic science and medical discoveries by Hudson and his colleagues about the chemistry, pathology and evolution of collagen IV, an extracellular matrix protein.

The extracellular matrix binds cells together forming a functional tissue and influences cell behavior. The matrix plays important roles in organ development and function, wound repair, angiogenesis, cancer, diabetic complications, as well as tissue fibrosis and regeneration.

Pinnacle Financial Partners adds 4 to loan services

Pinnacle Financial Partners has added four financial services professionals to the firm’s growing loan services team. Jeff Carnahan, Tim Culpepper, Danielle Henley and Lauren Medina have joined Pinnacle as consumer loan underwriters. They are based at the firm’s Baggage Building office.

Carnahan comes to Pinnacle from a 33-year career at Regions Bank, where he worked in underwriting positions. He most recently was a direct and equity underwriter. Carnahan earned a degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State University.

Culpepper brings 19 years of experience from Regions Bank, where roles included serving as a consumer loan underwriter and business analyst. He earned a degree from Troy State University, where he majored in banking with an emphasis on finance and business administration.

Henley also comes from Regions Bank and brings 22 years of experience. While at Regions, she was a consumer lending equity underwriter and a consumer real estate centralized funding manager. Henley earned a degree in business management from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Before joining Pinnacle, Medina was a consumer credit underwriter for Simmons Bank.

She began her financial services career at First State Bank in 2007, where roles included serving as a branch manager and a customer service representative. Medina earned a degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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