A Foolish Take: The David that's beating Goliaths in the bank industry

A Foolish Take: The David that's beating Goliaths in the bank industry

Nashville, Tennessee, the home of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

It's done so by stealing market share from the banking behemoths that many industry observers have long believed to be invulnerable to attack from below.

Culture has been Pinnacle's weapon of choice, wielding its reputation as a great place to work in order to attract the best bankers (and their books of business) away from its bigger and better-funded competitors.

And in doing so, Pinnacle has not only grown at a breakneck pace, but it has also produced outstanding shareholder returns. A $10,000 investment at its start would be worth approximately $133,000 today.

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