Business News: New Faces at Pinnacle Financial Partners

Mar 09, 2018 at 09:25 am by bryan

Akakia Dillard, Beth Wood and Linda Zaderiko have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as collections and recovery support associates.

Dillard has 15 years of experience and comes to Pinnacle from State Farm in Atlanta, where she served as an underwriter. Previously she was with State Farm in Murfreesboro, where she was in the payment plan department.

Dillard is based at Pinnacle's College Street location.

Wood, with over 20 years of experience in the collections field and 10 years of financial experience, comes to the firm from the law offices of Buffaloe & Associates, PLC, where she was in the collections area. Previous roles were with Covington Credit in Gallatin, where she was an office manager, and Security Finance in Lebanon, where she was a senior assistant manager.

Wood is based at the firm's Financial Center in Murfreesboro.

Zaderiko brings 10 years of experience and most recently comes from Tennessee Credit in Smithville, where she worked in payment processing. Prior roles were with Security Finance in Cookeville and 1st Heritage Credit in Smithville, Cookeville and Crossville, where she served as an assistant manager.

Zaderiko is based at Pinnacle's Baggage Building office in Nashville.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm earned a place on FORTUNE's 2017 and 2018 lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as the sixth-best bank to work for in 2017.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $22.2 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at

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