EVP, Chief Relationship Officer, Studio Bank
Harry L. Allen is the Co-founder, Executive VP and Chief Relationship Officer of Studio Bank. Studio Bank is Nashville’s newest locally-headquartered bank and is a full-service financial institution with the purpose of empowering Nashville’s Creators. As co-founder, Mr. Allen was integral in the formation of the bank including recruiting members of the team, board of directors, completing the necessary regulatory applications and helping raise $50 million in start-up capital. Mr. Allen serves as the Bank’s lead business development officer, key point of contact for stakeholders and strategic partners, such as the bank’s Founders’ Advisory Board and manages the Bank’s involvement and investment in community efforts.
Mr. Allen is a graduate of Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in international management. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business as an H.B. & Dorris Massey Scholar. He received the designation of “Outstanding Student of the Year” for both his undergraduate and graduate business programs.
A native of Nashville, Mr. Allen is active in the Nashville community serving on the board of directors for the Center for Nonprofit Management and is a Trustee of Belmont University. He is also the President of the Rotary Club of Nashville, the world’s third-largest Rotary Club. He has been listed as a 2014 Nashville Top 40 Under 40 and 2018 Power Leader in Finance by the Nashville Business Journal.
Mr. Allen has dedicated most of his volunteer service to improving public education. He has served as founding board chair of Purpose Preparatory Academy, served as co-Chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Report Card Committee, and was recently appointed by Mayor David Briley to serve on his administration’s “Education Kitchen Cabinet.” In 2018, Mr. Allen was inducted into the Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame by the Nashville Public Education Foundation and was honored with Belmont’s Massey Graduate School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award.