Business Briefs 11-3-2016

Avondale Partners     

Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based integrated boutique investment bank with investment banking, wealth advisory and institutional sales and trading services, has announced the addition of Norman Jordan, formerly of Smith Barney and J.P. Morgan, to its wealth management services.

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-24-amBringing in Jordan, who has long served in the financial services arena in Nashville, is another step in expanding Avondale’s wealth management talent pool, according to Avondale Partners Head of Wealth Management Waymon Tipton.

Jordan, a Vanderbilt University graduate, began his career at JC Bradford & Co. as a financial advisor before becoming director of training. After JC Bradford he spent more than 15 years with Smith Barney and its successor firms. He is a board member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame and is a former television and current radio announcer for Vanderbilt football games.

Fridrich & Clark Realty

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-39-amFridrich & Clark Realty, LLC has announced that Janet Smith Bond has joined our Brentwood office as an Affiliate Broker and Hayden Avery has joined our Green Hills office as an Affiliate Broker.

Janet Smith Bond has over 27 years’ experience in the real estate industry. As a top producer she comes to Nashville from Atlanta where she worked with three of the elite real estate firms. During her career Bond became a managing broker for a large office for three years and then formed her town team and was in the top 5% of agents. She has served on the Leadership Council and was awarded the prestigious Phoenix award by the Atlanta Board of Realtors. She has experience both in new homes and resales.

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-45-amAlongside Bond, will be her daughter, Hayden Avery. Avery is originally from Atlanta but has called Nashville home for 25 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Nashville community. Prior to real estate Hayden worked with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as well as Vanderbilt Director of Alumni Education and Travel. Hayden and her husband live here in Nashville and have two teenage boys and two dogs.

Nossi College of Art

Tom Stanford, Nossi College of Art’s new Photography Coordinator, brings thirty years of experience that includes managing and editing photos and journalistic art that won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Gannett Company and National Press Photographers Association. A longtime photo   editor for The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper, and other publications, Stanford has edited and organized photos of NFL games, Presidential debates, Bonnaroo and a host of other events and stories. In addition to teaching and working with instructors at Nossi College, he will continue his work in photo editing and photography.

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-19-amHaving already served as an adjunct instructor at Nossi College, Stanford has shared his hands-on experience with students. He also appreciates the fact that the other instructors are also actively making a living in photography.

Stanford feels that beyond teaching, instructors who are active in photography can offer possible professional connections for students.

Working closely with instructors also appeals to Stanford. He believes they will learn a lot about communicating to students from each other.

As the fall semester at Nossi College of Art progresses, Stanford looks forward to sharing his experience with students and instructors and absorbing what they will teach him, as well.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-11-amTriStar Centennial Medical Center welcomes Dr. Grayson H. Wheatley, III, Cardiovascular Surgeon, to TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery and Dr. Clarence E. Foster as Kidney Transplant Surgical Director.

Dr. Wheatley in the past served as Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery and Surgical Director of the TAVR Program at Temple University Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Cardiovascular Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in addition to completing a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Wheatley will specialize in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic diseases along with the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He will perform aortic repair along with percutaneous aortic interventions including Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for both (EVAR) aortic aneurysms and dissections. Dr. Wheatley will treat both aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections by performing ascending aortic replacements and aortic root replacements, open arch replacements, open abdominal aneurysm repair, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. He will also perform TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedures and surgery.

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-13-31-amDr. Foster joins TriStar Centennial Medical Center after 10 years as Chief of Division of Transplantation at the University of California’s Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, followed by his General Surgery Internship and Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He served as a Research Fellow for a year before becoming a Surgical Admitting Officer, Senior Resident and Chief Resident in General Surgery at the University of Maryland. Dr. Foster also completed a Fellowship in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Foster will oversee the transplantation and surgical management of patients seeking treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). He will help lead and support the clinical and operational initiatives that will result in an enhanced level of care and exceptional outcomes for patients.