Nashville Bank & Trust adds VP of admin
Nashville Bank & Trust has hired a former vice president at American Security Bank & Trust, which was recently acquired by CapStar Bank.
Georgia Parks  joins eight-year-old Nashville Bank & Trust as vice president of administration. She has 35 years of banking experience, 25 of which have been in managerial roles. At American Security, she was most recently vice president of loan operations.
"Georgia's experience in banking, expertise in loan administration and dedication to customer service makes her a perfect fit for our bank," said NBT President and CEO Tom Stumb.
Nashville Bank & Trust posted record profits in the third quarter and ended the period with assets of $278 million.
MedSolutions hires strategy chief
Medical cost manager MedSolutions has hired former UnitedHealth quality executive Gino Tenace  as its chief strategy officer.
Tenace will help develop and roll out strategic initiatives that will help drive the company’s future growth and profitability. Most recently, he was president of Northeast Florida Accountable Care, an organization he launched early this year to link up and improve the operations of a number of primary care practices in the Jacksonville area, including through intensive data analytics.
“Having been a chief executive officer himself, Gino has great strategic perspective, which will help our company continue to grow intelligently," said Curt Thorne, president and CEO of MedSolutions. “Additionally, his experience at the nation’s largest health insurer gives him a deep understanding of what is needed to help our customers solve the challenges they face every day, especially as implementation of healthcare reform really gears up.”
Before his time at Northeast Florida Accountable Care and its parent company Rise Health, Tenace spent 15 years at UnitedHealth Group, where he led quality and affordability programs and continuous improvement initiatives. In that role, MedSolutions says Tenace’s programs drove about $1.3 billion in savings on both the insurance side and in operations.
Tenace also has been involved in health care policy. While at Rise Health, he led a team that outlined approaches to cutting Medicare cost trends and improving quality to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. He also advised President George W. Bush's health care team and helped California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration develop programs to cover that state’s uninsured citizens.
Franklin Synergy Bank adds senior VP
Franklin Synergy Bank has recruited longtime Brentwood banker Craig Roberts  to be a senior vice president and commercial business banker.
Roberts is joining Franklin Synergy from Capital Bank, the former GreenBank acquired last year by a holding company now headquartered in Florida, and will work from the bank’s Maryland Farms office. He spent more than 11 years at GreenBank/Capital Bank and before that worked at SunTrust Bank.
"The Brentwood business community needs a business banker of Craig’s caliber,” said Franklin Synergy President Richard Herrington. “We see Brentwood businesses growing and expanding; Craig’s experience with helping businesses access the capital they need to expand will be an invaluable resource in the community.”
Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Welch College in Nashville. He has served on the board of the Brentwood/Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce and is active with the newly created Williamson County Chamber of Commerce.
Five-year-old Franklin Synergy posted a third-quarter profit of $1.1 million and has an asset base of about $515 million.