Triumph Bank celebrated its grand opening this week with a ribbon-cutting celebration with Williamson Inc. ambassadors and executives from the Triumph corporate office on hand.

This is the first location in Middle Tennessee for the Memphis-based bank. However, expect the Triumph name to become better known in the county’s banking industry as more locations could be opening in the near future.

Bill Menkel, president of the bank’s Nashville market, says that while growth is part of the future, he is also already outgrowing his current space at 278 Franklin Road in the heart of Brentwood.

“We have 10 employees here and I am looking for more space as we are growing,” Menkel said. “We have exceeded our expectations so far in this market and are excited about the future.”

While Menkel said Triumph does plan to expand in Middle Tennessee, he said they are evaluating all the options dealing with how banks connect with customers.

“Branch locations are not what they used to be,” Menkel said. “New technology in the banking industry has changed all that.”

Triumph started in Memphis in 2006, when a group of local bankers wanted to bring hometown banking back to the Memphis area. The bank now has more than $800 million in assets.

Bank leadership takes pride in being focused on building and maintaining relationships. All clients have a personal banker who can be reached directly.

Menkel, who came from Metropolitan Bank, is leading a team that specializes in medical and professional banking, commercial banking and mortgages.

‘We have put together a talented team that focuses on customer service,” said Menkel, who said several on the Brentwood team came from Metropolitan Bank.

“We are staffed at all levels with highly successful in-market bankers who are very adept in offering the high-tech and high-touch level of service our current and upcoming customers expect,” Menkel said in a news release.

The bank is known for its community involvement. That was evident at the ribbon-cutting event, as Menkel presented Carolyn Grossley of the Nashville Rescue Mission a check for $5,000.

“Our bank is a big believer that we need to not just take, but to give back,” Menkel said. “We appreciate what the rescue mission provides. Many of the homeless are children. This will help feed them.”

Triumph Bank is at 278 Franklin Road, in Building 4, Suite 100. Its email address is


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