FinWise Bancorp, the parent company of FinWise Bank, appointed Simon Darchis vice president and director of specialty lending. Darchis will replace David Tilis, effective immediately. Tilis has decided to leave the company but has agreed to stay on as a consultant for a period of one year to facilitate the transition.

Darchis has been with FinWise for over four years and has been instrumental in the buildout and management of the company’s strategic lending program.

“Simon worked intimately with David and is a strong operator and experienced business leader, which combined with our deep specialty finance team in place, positions us for a seamless transition,” Kent Landvatter, CEO of FinWise, said. “David has been an integral member of our team and we thank him for his efforts. We have deep appreciation and high regard for his counsel and leadership the past six years and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”