My strengths are in personal and commercial credit analysis, financial structuring, and community outreach. My banking philosophies are built on conservative practices. I have a passion for teaching financial literacy to clients and the rest of the community.

In college, I was a student assistant coach/ walk-on at David Lipscomb University under head coach Don Meyers and was a recruiting assistant / walk-on at the University of Tennessee under head coaches Jerry Green and Buzz Peterson. I am an East Nashville native, an Eagle Scout and “Basketball Aficionado”.

My financial services background began with Wells Fargo Financial in Knoxville,TN. I transitioned my client base to Regions Bank in Franklin, where after two years I was promoted to business banking sales manager for the southern region of Middle Tennessee. From January 2012 to August 2013 I trained as an underwriter for Regions Large Corporate and Middle Market group. I was employed with Regions Bank for over 10 years. I am currently serving as a Financial Advisor with Pinnacle Financial Partners responsibilities for the Greater Nashville Market.

My wife is Jessica McGruder, we have two daughters Marlee and Ansley. My family lives in Brentwood, TN. I currently serve on the board of directors for KIPP Academy Nashville. I have been active as a volunteer and community partner with several other organizations such as; CE McGruder Family Resource Center, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Franklin, Boy Scouts of America, Kipp Academy Nashville,  WPLN Nashville Public Radio, Nashville ProAm Basketball League  Hustlestrong Foundation.

I have a Masters of Business Administration with a minor in Healthcare Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University.