Rod Taylor established Taylor & Company in 1984 to offer clients international management consulting and executive recruiting services. Originally, Rod provided consulting services to financial institutions seeking access to international capital markets. Today, he ranks among the leading executive search firms in the United States specialized in banking.
Rod was vice chairman of Union Planters National Bank in Memphis, Tenn. from 1982 to 1985. As the senior executive responsible for strategic planning, he developed new sales and trading relationships for Union Planters' investment banking group in Europe and Asia. He also managed investor relations, international trade finance, and correspondent banking.
In 1979, Rod joined the international strategy group of A.T. Kearney Management Consultants in Brussels, where he focused on financial services and energy-related industries. His specializations included bank holding company expansion strategy, acquisition target analysis, and export operations. Prior to joining Kearney, Rod was appointed by the Governor of Mississippi as managing director of the state's European office in Brussels. In that role, Rod organized and led trade/investment missions to Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Rod holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi and an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Lisa Narrell-Mead has a distinguished and experienced background in corporate management and private law practice. As a seasoned corporate executive, she has had direct management over all areas of human resources and employment law, board governance and compensation committee, facilities management, vendor management, internal communication and corporate security. She has extensive corporate management experience including organizational design, budgeting, regulatory relations, team building and mergers and acquisitions. In the private practice of law, Lisa concentrated in employment law, representing clients' large and small. Those experiences have made Lisa adept at finding solutions to workplace problems.
Narrell-Mead joined Cadence Bank in October 2011 as director of human resources and corporate services. Prior to that, she was corporate associate relations manager and chief employment counsel at Regions Bank, and assistant general counsel for Regions' predecessor, AmSouth Bank. Before her career in banking, she was in private law practice in Birmingham, Ala.; New Orleans; and Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lisa received her bachelor of science in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and her juris doctorate from Emory University School of Law.