Meet our team

Meet our team in Nashville

Rob McNeilly

Robert E. McNeilly III

Division CEO

Rob joined Synovus with 32 years' banking experience. He is a graduate of the Webb School, Tulane University, and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Work in our community

  • Board member Goodwill Industries
  • Board member Leadership Nashville
  • Board member YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • Board member Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts Council
  • Board member Nashville Public Education Foundation
  • Past Board member Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board member Nashville Housing Fund
  • Past Board member Tennessee Bankers Association
Bill Glaus

Bill Glaus

Executive VP, Commercial Real Estate

Returning to his native Nashville after 18 years as a banker in Memphis, Bill joined Synovus in 2004. He’s a highly experienced commercial lender who has earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), indicating expertise in commercial and investment real estate. To relax, Bill enjoys aviation photography, traveling, golf and spending time at his lakehouse.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Nashville chapter
  • Member, CCIM Nashville chapter
  • Volunteer, International Mission
  • Member, Brentwood Rotary Club
Jerry Crigger

Dr. Jerry W. Crigger

Community Banking Executive

Before joining Synovus in 2014, Jerry held the Chair of Excellence in Banking and Financial Services for the Department of Economics and Finance at Tennessee State University. In his 40-year career, he has taught at numerous banking schools and universities, as well as led commercial and corporate banking, and retail banking for multi-state regions at two top twenty banks. Jerry holds a Doctor of Arts in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. A native Tennessean, when he isn’t working or teaching, Jerry enjoys playing golf.

Work in our community

  • Tennessee Bankers Association – continuing education banking workshops

James Greek

Director, Private Wealth Management

James Greek joined Synovus in 2019 with 15 years of financial services experience. As director of Private Wealth Management in Nashville, James is keenly attuned to the goals of his clients. “When we sit down with our clients, our goal is to understand what motivates them, what’s important to them and their families, and where they want to go professionally and personally,” James says. “Whether it’s our commercial team, our Wealth Management professionals, or our Family Office, the focus will always be on putting the client first.”

Born and raised in Nashville, James attended Montgomery Bell Academy and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He and his wife, Donna, have been married for nearly 15 years and have two sons. In his free time, James enjoys coaching his sons’ sports teams, golfing, and fishing.

Work in our community

  • Treasurer for New Transitions, 2015-2017
  • United Way Young Leaders, 2014-2016
  • American Diabetes Association
Michael Russell

Michael L. Russell

Commercial Banking Manager

Mike joined Synovus in 2016 with 32 years’ banking experience. He is charged with leading a team of Commercial/Business Bankers to help companies in the Nashville area with their financial needs. Mike is excited to return to Nashville, where he had worked previously for 12 years with a regional bank holding company. Originally from Alabama, Mike earned a bachelor's degree from Auburn University. When he isn’t working, Mike enjoys golf, tennis, hunting as well as fishing and hiking.

Work in our community

  • Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama, Treasurer, Executive Committee Member
  • United Way of West Alabama, Corporate Campaign Chair
  • Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority, Board Member
  • Leadership Tuscaloosa
  • West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Council Member
  • Tombigbee Council of Boy Scouts USA, Board Member
  • Tuscaloosa Family Resource Center, Board Member
  • Tuscaloosa Rotary Club; Paul Harris Fellow