Meet Rachael Bradley Meurrier of Metropolitan Bank
The most telling thing about a city? The cranes.
“If I look outside my office window right now, we can see eight cranes outside,” says Rachael Bradley Meurrier, Managing Director of Medical and Professional Banking for The Metropolitan Bank. “That says so much about a city.”
Nashville’s phenomenal growth and vibrant professional scene enticed Rachael and husband Nick Meurrier to leave their home in Memphis and move here in May, along with 10-year-olds Skittles and Emily, their cat and dog respectively.
They’ve already found a church home in CrossPoint Church, a nondenominational congregation downtown. They set aside “adventure days,” where they wander a little off the beaten path to explore and “embrace what we find,” Rachael says. One recent weekend found them at Cummins Falls, where they hiked and took photos.
Other favorite Nashville discoveries include the bar at Saint Anejo, honky-tonkin’ on Lower Broad, and the rooftop at Acme’s Feed & Seed and Puckett’s downtown. Finding time to enjoy the city is important to Rachael and Nick, 35, who owns Greenline Animal House, a software program used in veterinary clinics.
Rachael, 31, describes her role as a relationship manager, or concierge banking. “We tend to work with professionals who need a banker that can accommodate their schedules. A lot of physicians and attorneys don’t have time during day to fool with banking,” she says. “I can help you with anything from you lost your card to you want to buy a house.”
While she’s enjoyed a 10-year career in banking, Rachael started out seeking a degree in massage therapy. She needed an 8-to-5 job to pay the bills and turned to banking. After discovering an aptitude for it, she went to Ole Miss and earned a finance degree. She joined Metropolitan Bank after graduating and has worked as a concierge banker ever since.
“I’ve been very, very lucky,” she says.
She also feels lucky to have found City Club after a coworker introduced her. “I feel like there’s a good presence of young professionals there,” says Rachael. “I kind of look to them as friends and also as emerging affluent people I need to know professionally. I get exposure to the same people on a routine basis and I get the opportunity to build relationships.”
Rachael highly recommends anyone considering membership to pursue it.
“I find the most value is in the opportunity to meet people who are similar to you, people with whom you have a good chance of making relationships… It just provides a great scene to meet people who have a similar lifestyle.”
Club membership also supports Rachael’s “side hobby” as event planner for all Metropolitan Bank events.
“Being a member of City Club, you have free room rental,” she says. “I hosted my advisory board there [in August] and I got to set up the room the way I wanted it, pick a menu and choose what time to start. It was a beautiful experience. My boss loved it.”