Corey Napier joins Structure First as Regional Vice President

30-Year corporate rainmaker to focus on business development for National Owner’s Rep Serving Banks and Credit Unions

CINCINNATI, OH (April 25, 2024)CEO Neil Kool is pleased to announce the appointment of Corey Napier as Regional Vice President of Structure First (, the Cincinnati, OH-based national financial institution consultancy and program management firm specializing in the design, bid, and building of financial facilities, including banks and credit unions.

A native of Nashville, TN, Napier will concentrate on furthering the organization’s strong foothold throughout the South and expanding into new territories.

Since opening an office in Tennessee in 2018, Structure First has established strong relationships with local multi-branch financial institutions and construction partners alike. According to Kool, “Napier is known for providing strategic, hands-on leadership to complex growth endeavors. His unique blend of FI knowledge and project management skills perfectly complements our talented team of professionals as we continue to ‘break new ground’ throughout the South.”

In addition to leadership roles at Regions’ predecessor banks and First Horizon, highlights from Napier’s distinguished career include serving as Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Artworks, LTD, where he assisted in a turnaround leading to a successful sale to a strategic buyer; Nashville Market Leader, Waddell & Associates, Inc., where he focused on building a book of business by serving small business owners and entrepreneurs; and Head of Business Development, LBMC PC & Affiliate LLCs, where he executed  multiple revenue growth strategies across eight professional services affiliates.

According to Napier, “I’m excited to join a firm known for staying in front of global trends and helping financial leadership teams provide best-in-class innovative spaces to serve both clients and employees. With changing consumer behaviors, it feels good to be with a team dedicated to ensuring our clients fulfill their promises to all of their stakeholders.”

A “Community Connector,” Napier served as Mayor/Town Administrator, Town of Thompson’s Station (2008-2022). His board affiliations include Pinson Hospital Hospitality House, Oasis Center, Junior Achievement Middle Tennessee, Community Resource Center, and Young Leaders Council. 

Napier is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (B.S., Business) and Owen Graduate School of Business, Vanderbilt University.

A 25-year resident of Thompson’s Station, TN, Napier is married to Robynne Napier, owner and managing partner of Circa Grill, a “local favorite.”  Outside of meeting new folks at their community restaurant, the Napiers enjoy travel and working on their farm. They are also the proud parents of three children.

About Structure First

Led by Co-Founder and CEO Neil Kool, Structure First was founded in 2011 as a disrupter to the traditional Design-Build model used by financial institutions for new headquarters, branches and renovations. As an Owner’s Representative, Structure First delivers next generation financial spaces through program management led by an elite team of former community banking executives and design builders who, collectively, incorporate over a century of experience.

Since partnering with Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union ( in 2021, Structure First is the first and only Owner’s Representative CUSO serving financial facilities throughout the country.


Elizabeth Berger

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