Scott Shapiro joined Crestmark as regional first vice president, business development officer for the West Division. Shapiro, who is based in Crestmark’s Los Angeles office, reports to Ray Morandell, senior vice president, national sales manager.

Shapiro comes to Crestmark from Houston-based Briar Capital where he was senior vice president, business development officer for the Los Angeles market. Before joining Briar, he held a similar position for Phoenix-based First Community Financial. Shapiro is experienced in securing working capital for companies that have annual revenue between $1 million and $100 million.

Shapiro started his career as a news anchor, reporter and producer for TV stations in Idaho and Washington State.

“Crestmark has an ongoing commitment to providing capital solutions nationwide, and the western U.S. represents an area of continued opportunity. Scott has great experience working with businesses in Southern California, and we are excited to have him on the team that is helping us expand in the west,” Morandell said.