FirstBank has hired Mike DeFere as a commercial relationship manager at its Murfreesboro financial center. In his new role, DeFere will be responsible for growing the FirstBank market presence and strengthening current business relationships.
“Mike’s banking expertise and knowledge of the surrounding markets make him a great fit for this position,” said Ben Weatherford, FirstBank’s Murfreesboro Market President, “He is a dedicated member of the Rutherford County community and an excellent addition to the FirstBank family.”
Prior to FirstBank, DeFere worked at an area bank for 14 years, where he began as a branch manager and was promoted to a district manager. As district manager, he oversaw 10 branches in the Middle Tennessee region.
“I look forward to serving new and existing customers in Murfreesboro,” DeFere said. “My priority is to be a dedicated banker and advisor to business owners, and I am excited about the possibilities with my new role at FirstBank.”
DeFere graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and was a Leadership Rutherford graduate in 2016. He is an active volunteer and supporter of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, Rutherford County Special Kids, and Habitat for Humanity. He is married with two daughters.
Nashville-based FirstBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), is the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, with 56 full-service bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia, and a national mortgage business with offices across the Southeast. The bank serves five of the major metropolitan markets in Tennessee and, with approximately $5 billion in total assets, has the resources to provide a comprehensive variety of financial services and products.