Longtime Banker Hired for Exec Role in FirstBank’s new Memphis Regional HQ
By Meagan Nichols – Associate Editor, Memphis Business Journal
A Nashville-based bank is making a key Memphis hire.
FirstBank announced Tripp Thompson will fill the role of president of its investment division, FirstBank Investment Partners. He will replace Bill Reid, who is set to retire next year.
“[Thompson] brings not only valuable experience to our investment operation but also a deep firsthand knowledge of many of our markets,” said Chris Holmes, president and CEO of FirstBank, in a release.
Thompson started his career with First Tennessee Bank in 1987. He was most recently with FTB Advisors, which, like First Tennessee, is under the First Horizon Corp. umbrella.
As the president of FirstBank Investment Partners, Thompson will oversee the bank’s offices in Tennessee and North Alabama. Retirement planning, wealth management and estate planning are just a few of the services offered under that investment division.
Thompson will be based out of the company’s new Memphis regional headquarters, located in the TraVure development in Germantown on Poplar Avenue near Kirby Parkway.
“You have to admire FirstBank for the way it does business across the state and its tremendous growth in the past several years,” Thompson said. “Getting to know their leadership team and the people in their organization, you understand why FirstBank is a special place to work and do business.”
FirstBank is a subsidiary of FB Financial Corp., which has 56 bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia as well as a national mortgage business with locations across the Southeast. The bank has $4.7 billion in total assets.
FirstBank has been named as one of Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces by The Tennessean for four years running, winning the 2018 Hall of Fame award. To be a Top Workplace, FirstBank met high standards for a healthy workplace culture as ranked by its own employees.