Daniel Ellis has joined Lighthouse Financial as vice president, account executive.

Ellis will manage a portfolio of client borrowers and bank monitoring assignments and assist existing Lighthouse staff manage portfolio operations.

Ellis joins Lighthouse with more than 13 years of banking and accounting experience with various financial institutions, most recently as vice president with Carolina Bank. He also has more than seven years of audit and consulting experience with multiple accounting firms, both regional and national.

“We are delighted to have Daniel as part of the Lighthouse team given his background and experience in both banking and accounting. In light of the recent growth of our loan portfolio, his addition will allow Lighthouse to continue its focus and tradition of providing unsurpassed client service while also maintaining the prudent lending policies that have allowed Lighthouse to prosper for more than 30 years,” said Lighthouse President J. Brad Leach.