James D. Wingett – Managing Director
Jim has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector encompassing commercial banking, insurance, investment banking and investment management. Jim was a founding member, Managing Director and Principal of FTN Financial’s Structured Finance Group. He pioneered FTN’s pooled trust preferred program and led the collateral origination and underwriting efforts. Prior to joining FTN Financial, Jim spent 15 years on the buy side of the business managing investment portfolios of debt securities in excess of $3 billion. He was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for Delta Life and Annuity Company and held a similar position for Union Planters Corporation prior to joining Delta. While at Union Planters, Jim was a member of the acquisition team that rolled up 35 community banks. He has participated in numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 equity transactions as both issuer and investment banker.