Crestmark appointed IT expert Howard Brown senior vice president and chief technology officer. Brown will be based at the company’s corporate offices in Troy, MI and report to President and COO Mick Goik.

Brown most recently served as vice president and chief information officer for WyHy Federal Credit Union, where he was responsible for managing a team of project managers tasked with the development of programs for disaster recovery, data center migration and cloud solution implementation. Prior to that, he served at several institutions, including Central Macomb Community Credit Union, where he was vice president of IT; CIG Corp, where he served as director of IT and project management; D. R. Hunt & Associates, where he was assistant director of IT and project management; and Robert Half Technology, where he was IT manager.

Goik said, “We are glad to welcome Howard as Crestmark’s new CTO. He brings strong information and technology experience in the finance industry. As we continue to improve how the company uses technology to enhance the services we provide our clients, and to strengthen our overall operational efficiency, Howard will be key in driving development through our team of talented IT professionals.”