Axiom Bank hired Urjit Patel as executive vice president, Consumer Banking. In this role, Patel will be responsible for developing and implementing multi-channel growth and customer engagement strategies for the bank’s consumer lending, digital and retail divisions.

Patel has nearly 30 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as CEO of a Houston-based credit union, where he created a culture of innovation and transparency that helped drive the organization to new heights of success.

“Urjit’s strong leadership and experience in branding, retail transformation and leveraging cutting-edge technologies will allow Axiom Bank to enhance employee and customer engagement, while continuing to expand our footprint in new markets,” said Daniel Davis, Axiom president and CEO.

Patel has been in the Central Florida market for over 20 years and graduated from the University of Central Florida.

Headquartered in Central Florida, Axiom Bank is a nationally chartered community bank that provides retail banking services, commercial loans, treasury management and other merchant services. It offers asset-based lending and invoice factoring through its Allied Affiliated Funding division.