The Well-Prepared Executive (Podcast)

Cadence Bank Podcast: In Good Companies

An executive is a key player in a business of any size: someone who is able to balance the complexities of their industry with the needs of their company. They’re someone with deep experience, who can lead a team and contribute to one. And they work tirelessly to make sure the business is positioned to succeed, both now and in the future. But who’s doing that for the executive?

As an executive, you’ll have access to a much wider range of compensation packages, from equity to call options to variable performance-based bonuses. Your income will be greater and more diverse than the average Joe or Jane. You need a financial plan to match, and advisors skilled enough to adapt that plan as your career evolves. In fact, you’ll need a team of people: CPAs, investment bankers, tax attorneys, estate lawyers. But most of all, you’ll need an expert private banker to run the show. You need Mary Katherine Franklin, EVP and Director of Private Banking, and Jamie Burns, Regional Executive of Private Banking from the Cadence Private Banking leadership team. So that’s who we’ve brought you!

Think of it like a football team. The most important person on the field is your quarterback, who reads the defense, makes adjustments and gets their teammates the ball. That’s your private banker. On this episode, Jamie and Mary Katherine talk about quarterbacking executive financial plans, how no plan is one-size fits all, and what you need to prepare to make sure you get the most out of the process. So, join our all-pro squad as we perfectly execute the executive financial plan. Read the full show transcript.

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Meet the Host

Patrick PachecoPatrick Pacheco, Executive Vice President, Trust Executive, has more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management, in addition to the designing and implementation of tax and related planning strategies.

Pacheco’s background includes years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including an LLM* Taxation from University of Houston, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and both an MBA and BS in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.

He is also board certified in Estate Planning and Probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Meet the Speakers

Mary Katherine FranklinMary Katherine Franklin Regional Executive, Texas Private Banking leads a team of nine lenders in evaluating areas of opportunity, improvement, efficiency and expansion, as well as managing and growing the existing portfolio of loans and deposits.

Prior to assuming this role, Franklin was a proven leader on Cadence’s Commercial Real Estate Team, where she managed an existing portfolio in excess of $800 million. She earned her BBA in Finance from The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.



Jamie BurnsJamie Burns, Executive Vice President, Alabama Private Banking Executive's depth of knowledge is the result of more than 25 years of sales and senior leadership experience in the Private Banking, Wealth Management, Finance and Securities Industry.

Burns received his degree in Accounting from Auburn University and later attended The University of South Carolina’s Graduate School of Bank Finance and Investments. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds his Series 7, Series 66 and Insurance Licenses.



*Cadence Bank does not provide legal, accounting or tax advice to any client who receives trust services from Cadence Bank.

This podcast is provided as a free service to you and is for general informational purposes only. Cadence Bank makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content in the podcast. The podcast is not intended to provide legal, accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon for such purposes. To the extent that this podcast includes predictions about the economy, these predictions are subject to a number of variables and you should confer with your legal, accounting and tax advisors for their input regarding the possible outcomes of any economic subject matter discussed herein.


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