C. Terry Adkins joined Sterling Bank as vice president and managing director of commercial services. Adkins will report directly to Adam Dejak, SVP of Sales at Sterling.

Adkins will be responsible for new business development, client relationship management and generating new business opportunities across Sterling’s commercial finance businesses.

Adkins was most recently vice president at LSQ Funding and Summit Financial, where he managed bank partnerships, oversaw asset-backed financing products and was a top originator in the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. metro markets.

“We are excited to add Terry’s dynamic banking and extensive lending experience to our team,” said Tom Geisel, Sterling’s EVP and president for Specialty Finance & National Markets. “He has deep market knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region, strong industry relationships and a successful track record in helping clients identify and implement the right solutions.”