BBVA Compass appoints Allen Brinkman II to Tampa Bay Advisory Board

- Allen Brinkman II, President of Lumina Analytics, added to BBVA Compass Tampa Bay Advisory Board

July 03, 2018

TAMPA, Fla., July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass announced in May 2018 the appointment of Allen Brinkman II to the bank's Tampa Bay market advisory board.

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As a board director, Brinkman will leverage his local expertise in risk and investment management and multi-industry banking experience to provide BBVA Compass with market insight and strategic consultation to bolster its presence in the Tampa Bay metro area.

"I am pleased to welcome a great addition to our advisory board," said BBVA Compass Tampa Market President Kevin Shukur. "Allen is well known for his business acumen and community service. His knowledge of the market will help us further grow our brand and be an engine of opportunity for the people and businesses of the Tampa community."

Brinkman brings over two decades of banking experience, where he spent the last seven years as chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank's Florida division. In his former role at SunTrust, he had asset responsibility of over $40 billion, and under his leadership, the bank's Florida operations contributed 33 percent of revenues for SunTrust Bank Holding Company.

In August 2017, Brinkman transitioned from the banking sector to the technology industry, taking on the role as president of Lumina Analytics, a big data risk mitigation firm that leverages artificial intelligence to provide risk management services to government agencies. Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors of Tampa, where Brinkman is currently the president and managing director, is a private merchant bank which capitalized Lumina Analytics.

Brinkman is an active member on many of Tampa's civic boards, including serving as Chairman of the Board for the Tampa Bay Partnership and Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. Brinkman is a graduate of Columbus University and University of Georgia. Further advanced educational studies have been with Emory University Goizueta Business School, Massachusetts institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Brinkman will join an advisory board that includes Ron Christaldi, attorney with Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Robert Moreyra, president of Forge Capital Partners, LLC; Douglass Pace, CEO of Gasparilla Capital; Stuart Rogel, Director of Graylan Consulting; Bradley Salzer, president of Redstone Funding; Michael Seton, president of Carter Validus Advisors, LLC; and Jason Woody, president and CEO of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research.

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About BBVA Group
BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. More information about BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 649 branches, including 336 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit


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