Seacoast Hires Barot as SVP/SBA Business Development Officer

Seacoast Commerce Bank hired Rahul Barot as senior vice president and Small Business Administration business development officer. Barot will be based in Chicago.

Hubbard Joins CIT as General Counsel

CIT Group named James R. Hubbard its general counsel and corporate secretary, effective March 18, 2019. Hubbard will join CIT’s Executive Management Committee and report to Chairwoman and CEO Ellen R. Alemany.

Hercules Capital CEO Steps Down After Charge in College Admissions Scheme

Hercules Capital CEO Manuel Henriquez has voluntarily stepped aside as the firm’s chairman and CEO. According to Bloomberg, the news comes in the wake of Henriquez’s indictment by federal authorities because of his alleged involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal.

Siena Lending Group Hires Singer as SVP/Relationship Manager

Renee Singer joined Siena Lending Group as senior vice president, relationship manager.

Fintech Built Technologies Hires Ritz as SVP of Technology

Fintech company Built Technologies hired Raymond Ritz as senior vice president of Technology. In this role, Ritz will lead Built’s product and technology development.

The Bancorp Appoints Five to Executive Leadership Team

The Bancorp appointed five new key additions to its executive leadership team. The new appointments had distinguished themselves as leaders and significant contributors to the company.

Signature Financial Hires Two, Promotes Six

Signature Bank appointed Ketih Connors to vice president, capital markets and Nick Cremonese to account officer, National Third-Party Intermediaries, a newly created position.

Antares Co-CEO, Co-Founder Martin to Retire, Brackett to Become Sole CEO

Antares Capital co-CEO and founding partner John Martin will retire at the end of April. Co-CEO David Brackett will become sole CEO. Brackett and Martin have served as co-CEOs since 2015, and both were founding partners of the firm in 1996.

White Oak Names Zwerman Director of Originations, ABL Division

White Oak Commercial Finance appointed Evan Zwerman as director of originations for the firm’s asset-based lending division. He will be based in New York.

LendingTree Appoints Yens as General Counsel

LendingTree appointed Laura Yens as the company’s general counsel. She succeeds Kate Pierce, who retired in August 2018.