Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Narrell-Mead has an extensive career in Banking, during which she has dealt with all aspects of financial services and served on governance committees. Ms. Narrell-Mead‘s work with community and regional banks includes organizational design, merger integration, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning. Ms. Narrell-Mead began her career in banking with AmSouth Bank, and was most recently EVP at Cadence Bank. Prior to her career in banking, she was an attorney.
Peter D. Brown
President, Southwest Region and Senior Managing Director
Mr. Brown is a credit risk executive with extensive experience in credit workouts and loan restructuring, governance and strategy programs for risk management and compliance, loan administration, OREO administration, and asset/note sale strategies. Mr. Brown has worked on mergers, both in a diligence and post-merger integration capacity. Mr. Brown has a successful track record of optimizing collections on classified assets, devising innovative initiatives that maximized recoveries on over $12 billion in classified assets and loans during his career. His work experience spans C&I lending, Commercial Real Estate, Aircraft, Agriculture, Residential Mortgage and Consumer Loans. Mr. Brown has served in executive positions with Cadence Bank, Southwest Securities, Greenpoint Commercial Real Estate, Capital One, and Hibernia National Bank.
Business Process Strategist and Consultant
Operations executive with 43 years experience providing leadership in loan, deposit and credit card operations. Led and managed systems and business systems and business analysts for lending and deposit systems. Additionally, managed treasury and item capture operations. Built and managed large scale project teams for projects such as mergers, divestitures, system upgrades as well as loan sales and purchases.
James E. Phillips
Managing Director, Compliance and Risk Management
BSA/AML subject matter expert and counselor. Trusted advisor on regulatory reform legislation. Architect of transformation in regulatory policies and procedures. Advisor to bank business units for onboarding and exiting high-risk customers. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships across client business lines to enhance compliance and manage risk.
Treasury Management Operations & New Product Development, Principal
Ms. Suzanne McCusty has 25 years’ experience in the banking industry with extensive expertise in Treasury Services for business and commercial customers. She began her career with Sovran Bank, and served as a senior product manager at Bank of America and Treasury Services project manager on the Wells Fargo and Wachovia Merger. Since 2010 she has worked with community and regional banks, leading implementation of Treasury Management products, designing internal controls to mitigate fraud risk, and developing product pricing strategies. She is a Certified Treasury Professional and Six Sigma Green Belt.
Human Resources, Business Development
Sam Harris has been developing solutions for large firms in the Automobile Manufacturing and Banking industries for more than 13 years. His focus areas during his career have focused on employee relations, people analytics, training, and change management, and he has several years of experience in leading teams to reach organizational goals.
Sam attended Mississippi State University, where he obtained both his undergraduate degree as well as his MBA. Throughout his career, Sam has worked to achieve bottom line results through organizations’ Human Resource functions.
In his Business Development role, Sam is able to diagnose issues and opportunities for Everett’s clients to improve their organizational strategy and morale, and also work to ensure that the fulfillment of solutions to achieve those companies’ goals are executed.
Through listening, research, coaching and implementation, Sam is ready to help you optimize your organization.
Ms. Ramirez served in Change Management and with Bank of America and predecessors for 25 years. During her tenure, she worked on many complex systems conversions, infrastructure upgrades, merger integration, and rationalization efforts undertaken by Bank of America, Nations Bank, and NCNB. Ms. Ramirez expertise spans loan and deposit operations, banking center, and ATM operations.
Managing Director, Talent Acquisition
Caleigh Parsons began her recruiting career in 2002 and, since then, has consulted with bank clients of all sizes throughout the United States and with candidates at all levels and various stages of their career.
Caleigh also has experience as an internal recruiter for one of the country’s largest banks, which gives her a unique and holistic perspective on talent acquisition. She is able to combine her experience as a retained executive recruiter, an internal recruiting partner, and an external contingency search professional to offer her clients and candidates a full array of services, viewpoints, and counsel.
Managing Director, Talent Acquisition
Angi Henderson began her career in the Executive Recruiting industry in 2006. She has extensive experience in financial services recruiting, in both retained and contingency search, with a more recent emphasis on providing full-service contingency solutions for bank clients across the nation.
Angi has consulted with candidates at all organizational levels and at various stages in their career. She has a unique ability to identify and match both professional qualifications and culture fit between her clients and candidates.
Dr. Josephine Bennett
Assistant Director of HR Data, HR Advisor
Dr. Josephine Bennett has over a decade of experience as an adjudicator performing vocational analyses, disability assessments and preliminary hearing evaluations for both state and federal governments. She possesses a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources and serves as a college instructor and HR subject matter expert. She is skilled in data analytics, DEI, workplace psychology & behavior, coaching & development and training.
Dr. Bennett has been featured in numerous publications and has presented workshops and trainings across the United States. She has been regarded as one with a unique ability to simplify the complex and she enjoys transforming complex processes into practical HR solutions.
Managing Director of Human Capital Resources
Rena Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in multiple areas of HR including affirmative action, diversity, recruiting, training and employee relations. She holds an MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and CDE certifications. She has experience working in the banking and construction industries as well as with various community organizations. She is involved in SHRM at local and state levels.