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Exec previously with Franklin Synergy also held similar roles at Avenue, Aerial Development Group

NashvillePost.com

Reliant Bancorp on Friday said it has hired veteran local finance executive David Kowalski to be its chief accounting officer and controller.

Kowalski comes to Brentwood-based Reliant from Franklin Synergy Bank, where he had been director of financial operations since last summer. Before that, he was CFO of Alternative Capital Funding Solutions and accounting and finance manager at home builder Aerial Development  Group. He joined the latter after the 2016 sale of Avenue Financial Holdings to Pinnacle Financial Partners; he had been CAO and controller at Avenue.

“We are excited to welcome David to the Reliant team,” said Dan Dellinger, Reliant’s CFO. “David brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our accounting team that will help strengthen and shape our current processes.”

Kowalski fills the holding company role held at Reliant by Mike McKeown from 2015 until last year. McKeown had been CFO of Reliant before the company’s merger with the former Commerce Union Bancshares and retained that role at the bank level immediately after that deal.

Reliant runs offices in Davidson, Hamilton, Hickman, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties and finished 2018 with assets of about $1.7 billion.

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