Meet our team

Albert "Bert" H. Mullin

Senior Vice President

Lead Relationship Manager 

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)


Bert has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Synovus team in 2004, he served as a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer with SunTrust. Bert began his career as an Attorney at Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis and Rothschild, in Columbus, Ga.

 

Bert received his J.D. from the Georgia State University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Georgia.

 

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James "Jay" Dickinson

Vice President, Senior Family Officer Advisor

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)


Jay is responsible for providing clients with financial and estate planning, investments, and family governance guidance. He serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and Alternatives Committee.

 

Jay has more than 19 years’ of financial services industry experience. Prior to joining the Synovus team in 2013, he was a Senior Tax Accountant for Stephen M. Berman & Associates CPAs. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Georgia, with concentrations in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. He received a B.S. in Finance, with a concentration in Investments, from Clemson University.

 

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Brandon Fields

Vice President, Senior Family Office Advisor

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

Series 7 and 66 Securities Licenses1

 


Brandon serves as primary relationship manager for several multi-generational client families.

 

During his 14 years with Synovus, he has served in a variety of positions, including Wealth Advisor, Corporate Lender, Commercial Real Estate Lender, and Commercial Underwriter. Brandon earned his M.B.A. from Columbus State University and his B.B.A. from the University of Georgia.

 

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Hamilton Hilsman, IV

Senior Vice President

Director, Private Family Office


The Private Family Office represents the founding family of The Family Office at Synovus. Hamilton is responsible for providing this family with financial and estate planning, investment strategies, family governance, and charitable giving support.

 

Hamilton has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, including serving as Vice President, Commercial Lender for Synovus Financial Corp., and Vice President, Relationship Manager for SunTrust Private Client Group. Hamilton earned his M.B.A. and a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia.

 

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George Kent

Vice President, Senior Family Office Advisor


George has more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry. He provides financial, estate and investment advice for his family clients, including trust administration, investment management, estate and wealth transfer planning, and charitable giving. 

 

George earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and his B.A. from Davidson College. Additionally, he is a graduate of Southern and Cannon Trust Schools.

 

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Kenton "Kenny" Loar

Vice President, Family Office Advisor

Series 7 and 63 Securities Licenses1

 


Located in Nashville, Kenny provides guidance and expertise in financial and estate planning, investments, and family governance for his client families.

 

Kenny has 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Synovus team, he worked as a Relationship Manager for Equify, an International Wholesaler at Preferred Capital Securities, and a Portfolio Specialist with SunTrust. He received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of North Florida and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

 

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Henry "Hank" G. Moore, IV

Family Office Advisor

 


Hank serves as relationship manager for several client families. Since joining Synovus in 2017, he works to provide family office services to many of our multi-generational client families. In this role, he works to identify the goals and objectives of each client to provide comprehensive financial planning analysis, investment strategies, and charitable giving facilitation.

 

Hank earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a concentration in Capital Markets and Investments, and he received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.

 

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Jamie Smith Nicholson

Senior Vice President, Lead Family Officer Advisor

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)


Jamie is the Team Lead and Senior Relationship Advisor for The Family Office at Synovus in Nashville.

 

Prior to joining the Synovus team, she served as Vice President and Trust Officer at SunTrust in Nashville, Vice President and Client Advisor with SunTrust in Washington, D.C., and Senior Vice President and Team Lead at Truxton Trust. Jamie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and her B.S. in Social Science from Cumberland University.

 

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Robert "Rob" L. Persons

Senior Family Office Advisor

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)

Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)

Series 7 and 66 Securities Licenses1


Rob provides financial, estate, and investment advice for clients. He is part of an integrated team committed to understanding a family’s unique goals and developing a comprehensive plan to help achieve those goals. In addition, Rob serves on the firm’s Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, as well as the Investment Review and Administrative Review Committees.

 

Prior to joining Synovus in 2007, he was a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch. Rob received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

 

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Jennifer Wellborn

Vice President, Senior Family Office Advisor


Jennifer provides financial, estate, and investment advice to client families as well as helps them with philanthropic planning. She manages a large family foundation, and coordinates multiple family education initiatives, such as family retreats, seminars, and one-on-one sessions.

 

Prior to joining the Synovus team in 2003, she was an attorney with Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, Columbus, Ga., specializing in corporate, trust and estate work. Jennifer received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Her undergraduate degree in Journalism is also from the University of Georgia.

 

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