Wade Peery joined FirstBank in 2012 and currently serves as the company's Chief Innovations Officer. A career banker turned innovator, Peery leverages his 30+ years of banking experience providing thought leadership and shaping new ideas for the future of the company and the industry. A firm believer in imagining what is possible, he has become recognized as one of Tennessee’s leading financial services and digital asset innovators. In his previous role at FirstBank he served as the bank’s Chief Administrative Officer. In 2022, Peery has shared his deep knowledge of digital assets through interviews with CoinDesk Live TV, The Tennessee Banker Magazine, and The Financial Brand. He has also presented at industry leading conferences, including Fintech Nexus Conference, Tennessee Bankers Annual Conference, Stephens Digital Asset Conference, Jack Henry Strategic Initiatives Conference, Mid-sized Community Bank Coalition Webinar, and Ole Miss Banking and Finance Symposium. Peery brings meaningful insights and mentorship to other financial organizations. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for the USDF Consortium and Zippy Loans, as well as multiple Jack Henry and Associates Advisory Boards including the Mid-Tier Advisory Board and the Digital Banking Advisory Board. A Middle Tennessee State University graduate and former member of the football team, Peery serves as the Board Chair of Backfield in Motion, an organization that combines athletics and academics to inspire inner-city youth to reach their full potential. A lifetime Tennessean, originally from Hohenwald, Peery now resides in Williamson County with his wife Lisa and enjoys spending his free time fishing, hunting, and golf.
Chief Innovations Officer at FirstBank