On November 1st, SmartFinancial, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee (“SmartFinancial”) (Nasdaq: SMBK), parent company of SmartBank, announced the completion of its previously-announced acquisition of Foothills Bancorp, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee (“Foothills Bancorp”), and Foothills Bancorp’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Foothills Bank & Trust. Effective November 1, 2018, Foothills Bancorp has been merged with and into SmartFinancial, and Foothills Bank & Trust has been merged with and into SmartBank. Based on financial data as of September 30, 2018, the combined company has total consolidated assets of approximately $2.3 billion. This marks SmartFinancial’s third acquisition in the last 12 months. For the full release, click here.      

Barry Large

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Barry Large, co-founder of Lamp Post Group & general partner for Lamp Post Ventures, manages early-stage funding focused on the transportation and logistics sector. With seasoned experience in financial development, he started his own company, Access America Transport in 2002, acting as a third-party logistics provider, with two college friends. As the CFO for Access America, he negotiated many lines of credit as the organization grew to $500 million with no outside investments during 12 years. In 2014, Access America merged with Coyote Logistics, which ultimately sold to UPS in 2015 for upwards of $1.8 billion. Since then, his time as co-founder with Lamp Post Group, has continued to utilize his specialties in specifically transportation and logistical funding for the venture capital incubator in Chattanooga. In his free time, Large enjoys spending time with his family.