February 03, 2015

ServisFirst Bank Expands Commercial Banking Activity

Announces Commercial Banker for East Tennessee

Nashville, TN –

ServisFirst Bank Tennessee expands their Commercial Banking activity to East Tennessee with the addition of James A. “Jim” Gardner as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking. Mr. Gardner will focus on generating new commercial banking relationships for the Knoxville, Tri-Cities, and Chattanooga areas of the state.

“Jim brings to ServisFirst almost three decades of executive experience in the East Tennessee market, fifteen of those years as a Commercial Banker. He will be extremely successful in developing new commercial relationships while implementing our team’s “service-based’ strategy in the East Tennessee market,” states Bradford Vieira, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager for ServisFirst Bank Nashville. “Jim is an excellent addition to our Tennessee commercial banking team and developing excellent relationships in the East Tennessee market is a great next step in our long term plan for ServisFirst Bank in Tennessee”.

James A. “Jim” Gardner, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

With over 30 years of banking and management experience, Jim Gardner joins ServisFirst Bank Tennessee as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking. Previously serving as Chief Financial Officer of Rocky Top Markets and as Commercial Relationship Manager for both Green County Bancshares and First Tennessee Bank, Gardner will be responsible for developing new commercial banking relationships in the Knoxville, Tri-Cities, and Chattanooga areas.

Gardner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY. He is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, OK and the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, CO. Gardner previously served as the Membership Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Oak Ridge Country Club and United Way of Anderson County, as well as the Board of Directors for the Boys Club of Oak Ridge. He is also a registered basketball official for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association (TSSAA).

For more information on ServisFirst Bank or Jim Gardner, please contact Bradford Vieira (615) 921-3520.