WE'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE MEMBERS ON OUR TEAM.
A wealth management provider is only as good as the staff members whom provide vital client support. On behalf of the entire Pinnacle Trust team, we are proud to employ the brightest financial minds to provide financial security and stability to our loyal clients.
Reid Davis, CWS®, Chief Investment Officer
Reid received his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his tenure at the University of Mississippi, Reid was a member of the Ole Miss golf team, served as Student Body President of the School of Business Administration and was selected as a Northrop Grumman Scholar for distinction in the area of Finance. Reid received his Master of Business Administration at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where he concentrated on Financial Markets.
Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Reid spent four years as a member of a regional advisory group focusing on bank mergers and acquisitions. Reid has also served as an Equity Research Associate for a regional brokerage firm covering the Specialty Finance Sector.
Reid has been a featured columnist for the Financial Managers Society (FMS) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB) CFO & Finance Digest. He also serves as Chairman of the Pinnacle Trust Investment Committee.
Patrick M. Kingsmill, JD, Senior Vice President, Director of Fiduciary Services & Trust Counsel
Pat joined Pinnacle Trust in June of 2017. His primary role is to oversee the process by which Pinnacle serves in its fiduciary capacities such as trustee or executor.
During the course of his twenty-five year career, Pat has held senior management and Trust leadership roles in both local and regional financial institutions. He is experienced in the laws of trusts and estates, trust administration, probate administration and portfolio management.
Pat is a native of New Orleans and holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as an active participant in various professional and philanthropic organizations.
Martin Palomo IV, CWS®, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor
Martin received his Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Else School of Management at Millsaps College. He is also a graduate of the College of Financial Planning, where he earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) designation. Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Martin was a hedge fund analyst in Washington, D.C., advising on approximately $2 billion for institutional clients. He has also served as the portfolio manager for a $12 billion portfolio at a state pension fund. He is currently a candidate for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. Martin serves on the Executive Board for the Brandon Futbol Club, where he coaches competitive and recreational youth soccer teams.
Kristy Launius, CPA, Vice President, Director of Retirement Plan Services
Kristy joined Pinnacle Trust in November of 2017 to serve as Vice President, Director of Retirement Plan Services. She has worked with qualified retirement plans for over 20 years and brings a wide range of experience to plan sponsors and participants. Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Kristy was a senior manager in the TPA industry, in public accounting, and with a large regional law firm. Kristy received a B.A. from Mississippi College. She is a certified public accountant, and serves on the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. Kristy has served on the boards of the Steel Magnolias chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Mississippi SIDS Alliance, and the Mississippi Chapter of JDRF. Kristy resides in Madison, and in her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and gardening.
H. Davis Dear III, Vice President, Trust Officer
Dave Dear joined Pinnacle Trust in September of 2018 to serve as Vice President and Trust Officer. Dave brings over 30 years of combined experience in the trust administration and investment arena. Dave received his BBA at Mississippi State University and is a graduate of Southern Trust School at Birmingham Southern College. Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Dave served as Vice President of Personal Trust at a local national bank. For over 20 years since, Dave has served as a Financial Advisor, managing personal wealth and retirement accounts for high net-worth clients.
Hale Dees, Financial Advisor
Hale Dees serves as a Financial Advisor. Hale earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from The University of Southern Mississippi. He is licensed in Mississippi and Alabama.
Hale has been helping families and businesses along the Mississippi Gulf Coast achieve their financial goals since 1997. Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Hale founded his own wealth management company and also served clients while working for other coastal financial institutions.
Cris Dockery, Corporate Retirement Plan Consultant
Cris M. Dockery serves as a Financial Advisor. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. In 2010, Cris focuses on working with mid- to high net worth wealth management for private clients. He also specializes in retirement planning, including individual company qualified 401(k) corporate benefit plans, as well as Multiple Employer 401(k) Plans with Associations. Using his experience as a business owner for 18 years, Cris works with business owners in 401(k) strategy, design, administration, policy and selecting carriers that are the best fit for the company and its employees
Prior to his entry into the financial services industry, Cris was Vice President of a family-owned service business located in Jackson, Mississippi. He has over 18 years of experience in the full range of business owner duties as well as executive services. During his time as a business owner, one of his duties was administering the employee benefit programs, as well as working with carriers in selecting the best fit for not only the company, but also its employees.
Lance Heisler, Corporate Retirement Plan Consultant
Gerry Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama. He holds a Life, Health & Accident Insurance Combined license in Mississippi and Alabama. Gerry has been helping families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 2004. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2008. Prior to joining Pinnacle Trust, Gerry worked with two national brokerage firms.