Mortgage Banker Derrick Cozart Joins Franklin Synergy Bank Cool Springs Team

DerrickCozart.jpgFranklin, TN - April 11, 2012 - Mortgage Banker Derrick Cozart has joined the Franklin Synergy Bank mortgage banking team. He will be based in the bank’s Cool Springs branch on Aspen Grove Drive. Cozart’s appointment as Mortgage Loan Originator was announced Wednesday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington.

"Derrick is a great fit for our Cool Springs team,” commented Herrington. “His experience and knowledge about our community will be a great asset to our customers. An improving economic landscape, coupled with new businesses moving into Williamson County, has created increased demand for mortgage loans.”

Cozart has more than fifteen years of mortgage banking experience, most recently at SunTrust Bank. He holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Martin, Tennessee.

Franklin Synergy Bank opened its first branch in November 2007 in Cool Springs and earned its first profit in the first quarter of 2009. The bank topped $400 million in deposits in December 2011. The bank's assets surpassed $500 million in February 2012.

A new Downtown Franklin headquarters and branch opened on Columbia Avenue in May 2010 and an office in Brentwood opened in January 2011. In addition, Franklin Synergy operates a mortgage office in Synergy Business Park in Brentwood. Franklin Synergy Investment Management, a division of Franklin Synergy Bank offering financial planning, opened in September 2011. Additional information about Franklin Synergy is available at the bank’s website: www.franklinsynergybank.com.