Jim Stewart recently joined Pinnacle Bank as the Chief Technology Officer, bringing over 32 years of banking industry experience.
Jim began his banking career with a de novo bank in the late 80’s working on the teller line and half days in operations. Since that time, he’s held leadership positions with financial technology providers as well as regional banks and has been heavily involved with the technical side of banking, seeing it evolve over the past few decades. He is currently a member (and past chairman) of the Georgia Bankers Association Operations and Technology Committee and is a faculty member at the Georgia Banking School.
Now that nearly everything in banking requires technology in some form, Jim enjoys collaborating with customer-facing and back-office personnel to create a better overall banking experience for customers. He truly believes banking is a people business and focuses on providing the best solutions available for employees to serve Pinnacle customers effectively and efficiently.
When he’s not working at the bank, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf with his friends, and supporting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Additionally, he’s the public address announcer for the football team at Lumpkin County High School and the basketball teams (men’s and women’s) at the University of North Georgia.
We’re excited to have Jim on the Pinnacle team and look forward to great things happening in the future.