Client Services Leadership
Chief Development Officer, Commercial & Industrial
Ken is CapStar’s quiet superhero. He has a deeply embedded code of honor and never hesitates to help a coworker or client in need. An original member of the CapStar management team, Ken helped build CapStar and continues to shape our vision today.
Ken is active in the community, serving in leadership roles for the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Tennessee State University's College of Business, Economics and Finance Advisory Board, and the Nashville Sertoma Club and Foundation.
Somehow in the midst of all that, he found time to coach his son’s baseball team for many years. These days, he is active at St. Henry’s Church and pursues other interests like studying history, reading biographies, and hunting... for birds and loans.
Consumer Banking Director, Private Banking
Nashvillian Tara Alford is Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking Director for CapStar with responsibility over the Retail and Private Banking divisions. She has more than two decades of experience in financial and retail services.
After beginning her career in retail, Tara joined Bankers Trust Company, later purchased by State Street Bank. There, she was a Director of Global Securities Services, leading a large Custody division for U.S. Securities. Tara joined Fifth Third Bank in 2005 as a Vice President, Retail Regional Manager, managing twelve Financial Centers across Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford counties. She was subsequently promoted and served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Investment Advisors division for Fifth Third Private Bank. She led a team that provided Wealth Planning, Investment Management, Private Banking, Risk Management and Trust Services.
Tara serves on the boards of Friends of Warner Parks and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). She currently serves on the Executive Leadership Committee for Go Red for Women (American Heart Association) and is co-chairing its annual fundraiser in 2016. Tara is a past board member and two-term Board Chair of the Patricia Hart Society of the United Way of Williamson County. She received the United Way Leader of the Year award in 2009. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.S. in Business Management and has completed the Scarlett Leadership Executive program through Belmont University. She holds FINRA securities licenses 24, 7 and 66 and is a registered advisor with CapStar Wealth Management/LPL Financial Services.
Executive Vice President, Commercial & Industrial
Brad is a one-man banking machine. He’ll listen with laser focus to your needs and find an effective and rewarding way to meet them. Banking is not one-size-fits-all, and Brad enjoys crafting sharp and personalized solutions that meet each client’s individual circumstance.
As a native Nashvillian, Brad knows the city and has the perspective, foresight, and wisdom to think long-term for you and your business. Brad makes deals happen so your focus can be on your business.
When he’s not leading our Commercial Banking team, he’s enjoying his family, working out, or driving the golf cart at Forest Hills Baptist Church. Ask him for details.
Manager, Commercial Real Estate
Lee leads CapStar’s Commercial Real Estate lending team. His expertise is in the acquisition, construction or refinancing of all kinds of commercial property including apartments, retail, industrial, office buildings and hotels. Look for CapStar’s name on the signage for construction projects that are underway around the city. That’s thanks to Lee and his team. They understand all the intricacies of property development and types of loans that can get the job done, providing guidance if needed about the best way to structure the deal and get it underway.
Born and raised in Nashville, Lee loves the people and the culture of the city, and is grateful that those things haven’t changed during its recent growth and prosperity. He’s a sports guy—a golfer and a runner who follows college and professional sports. But his favorite thing is meeting new people. So if you see a tall friendly guy at a Preds or Titans game, ask him if CapStar is the financial muscle behind that new construction you’ve been watching. That big grin means, Yes, we are!
President, Farmington Mortgage, A Division of Capstar Bank
Hart Weatherford is founder and president of Farmington Mortgage, a Division of CapStar Bank. Hart founded Farmington Financial Group, LLC,in 2005 to create a local boutique mortgage bank with superlative service on a local level. He chose the name Farmington name because of its long history with his family, which came from Farmington, England. In 2013, the Nashville Business Journal recognized Hart as a Top 40 Under 40 and Farmington as one of its Best in Business. In 2014, Farmington was recognized by the NBJ as one of Nashville’s Best Places to Work.
Recognizing a company with similar values around stellar client service, CapStar Bank merged with Farmington in 2014. Hart remains at the helm of the mortgage team, any of whom are eager to help you bring your mortgage to the closing table.
Mark D. Mattson
Executive Vice President, Healthcare Group Manager
Executive Vice President Mark D. Mattson holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. He has more than 25 years of banking experience. Mark was instrumental in creating CapStar’s credit policies and credit administration infrastructure prior to its opening in 2008. Before joining CapStar, Mark was a managing director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he was responsible for new business development in the healthcare sector throughout the U.S. Mark began his banking career as a management trainee at First American National Bank (now Regions Bank) and advanced to become one of the group’s senior lending officers.
He has been involved in a number of leadership roles in the Nashville community including Junior Achievement, Young Leaders Council, the Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Leadership Franklin, the Risk Management Association and the Downtown Nashville Lions Club. He is president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Risk Management Association and serves on the board of the national Risk Management Association. He and his wife live in Franklin and have two adult children.
Senior Vice President, Sales Support and Product Managment
One of the very first hires at CapStar, Jane is CapStar’s Sergeant. Literally. She served in the United States Air Force and earned a degree in Operational Management. Jane helped build the bank’s product array and determine how the bank would operate. She knows pretty much everything about pleasing customers around here.
Maybe that’s also because at the national level, she represents the bank on two user groups, co-chairing the Southeast User Group and sitting on the User Planning Committee.
Jane still lives on the farm where her dad grew up in Dickson County. She loves the area because it’s a genteel place to live with wonderful people, history and traditions, but with energy and innovation that keeps middle Tennessee moving forward. Like Jane: thoughtful, genteel and moving forward.
Tipton H. Evans
Director of Bank Operations,
Tipton H. Evans, CapStar’s Director of Bank Operations, was one of CapStar’s original four employees. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Business and the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has an accomplished banking background with an emphasis in bank payment systems and a deep knowledge of the history of banking, especially in Nashville.
Tip’s banking career began in earnest at First American National Bank, where he honed skills in operations, marketing and numerous other areas over a 21-year tenure. Immediately before coming to CapStar, Tip was a senior vice president of FirstBank in Lexington, Tennessee. Over the course of his career, he has been a leader in several industry associations including the Tennessee Automated Clearing House Association; the National Automated Clearing House Association; Internet, Inc.; and the Electronic Check Council. Tip and his wife Anne have three children and live in Franklin, Tennessee.