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SmartFinancial hires BBVA wealth management team

SmartFinancial in Knoxville, Tenn., has hired a team of wealth management professionals in Mobile, Ala.

The $4.4 billion-asset company said in a press release Wednesday that the six-member team, hired from BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, will operate as part of SmartBank Investment Services.

The team is being led by Thomas Montz, Amanda Montz and Nathan Novotny. SmartFinancial said the group has been responsible for more than $350 million in assets under management. 

The Mobile office also houses members of SmartFinancial’s corporate banking team, along with Nate Sommer, Gulf Coast regional president, and Steve Rockwell, Mobile market president. 

“With the addition of this team, we look forward to accelerating SBIS’s growth and further diversifying the company’s revenue streams,” Billy Carroll, SmartFinancial’s president and CEO, said in the release.

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