Sunday, November 7, 2010

Next up: Andrew Kintz

Title/company: Managing director, SunTrust Sports & Entertainment Specialty Group
Age: 34

How many people report to him: 12 staff members in Nashville and Atlanta who handle all the financial needs of musicians, their assets, mortgages, their bank accounts and career financing

Background: Began as a commercial lender in Atlanta but thought wealth management might be more interesting, because of dealing with all aspects of a client's life, from who is going to inherit the family business to how to expand. "It was so much more exciting than what I was doing."

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The company helped pay for his training, as well as his executive MBA at the University of Georgia.

What really worked for him: He picked an internal mentor at the company, Thomas Carroll, who later ended up picking him for his current job.

How he handles supervising people older and more experienced: "I'm here to fight all the internal battles. They need someone who knows all the ins and outs of the organization. If they're having trouble closing on a mortgage in Texas, they need someone who can make that happen in the organization."

Drawbacks: Working six days per week and many evenings going to social events. "It takes a person with a special mindset. You have to have a spouse who has bought into it. … I was an English major. I haven't read a book since vacation."

What he likes about the job: He sometimes can't believe he gets the access to the great musicians he does. When he's backstage at the Ryman Auditorium, visiting clients, he tells himself: "I can't believe this has happened."

When not at work: Hikes at Percy Warner Park with his wife or plays with his two children


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