National group names Tina Hodges a ‘Most Influential Woman’

Last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 06:08 am

Tina Hodges, Advance Financial Chief Experience Officer

Tina Hodges, chief executive officer and chief experience officer of Nashville-based fintech company Advance Financial, was recently named to CEO Connection’s 2018 list of the ‘Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market.’

“Tina works hard every single day making Advance Financial better,” said Mike Hodges, chairman of Advance Financial. “I’m so proud of what she has accomplished and look forward to what she does next.”

The list recognizes female leaders who are influencing change and innovation at their mid-market companies, which produce revenue between $100 million and $3 billion. The 25 honorees were evaluated based on annual revenue, number of employees, first impression on social media and community involvement.

The award acknowledges Hodges’ passion for community service and support. In 2017, she led Advance Financial employees to volunteer more than 3,500 hours and contribute more than $450,000 to Tennessee communities. The company also recently celebrated its 1,000th employee and will soon open its 100th location in Tennessee, making financial services easily accessible in communities throughout the state.

Founded in 1996, Advance Financial is a leading multi-state fintech company based in Nashville. Family owned and operated, the company is aggressively investing in the expansion of its market presence. In keeping with its vision of a world-class customer experience, Advance Financial is delivering instant lending decisions and brick-and-mortar money services 24/7/365. In 2018, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the seventh year in a row. The Nashville Business Journal also named Advance Financial as 2018’s fourth fastest growing company in the Nashville market, and Forbes included the company on its 2018 list of Best Employers for New Graduates. For more information visit