July 17th, 2017 • Blog
Marquis Bank has promoted Henry Marrero to Assistant Vice President, Personal Banker. Henry joined Marquis in 2015 and is responsible for opening and managing accounts for the bank’s Coral Gables client base.
“Henry has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to our Coral Gables branch,” says Monica Garbati, Vice President and Branch Administrator. “His work ethic and commitment to our customers are perfectly aligned with the bank’s mission to provide outstanding personalized service.”
July 13th, 2017 • Blog
Marquis Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Javier Currais as Vice President and BSA Officer. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing adherence of the Bank’s policies and procedures to federal and state laws and regulations as well as developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act.
“We are excited to welcome Javier to Marquis Bank,” says Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Filip Feller. “He brings a level of knowledge and experience that will help us to continue to strengthen our risk management and compliance program.”
Mr. Currais has extensive experience in BSA/AML/OFAC compliance, regulatory compliance and corporate training. He possesses a strong knowledge of bank operations which enables him to better understand complex transactional patterns and behaviors. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Most recently, Mr. Currais served as Vice President and Assistant BSA/AML/OFAC and Policy Officer at TotalBank. He has also held similar positions at Ocean Bank and Great Florida Bank. Mr. Currais graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Rutgers University.
June 30th, 2017 • Press
Marquis Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Oscar A. Mendez Jr. to its Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending Division as Vice President and Small Business Loan Business Development Officer.
“I am delighted to have Oscar join our SBA team. His expertise and experience in business in the SBA field will be an invaluable asset to Marquis Bank,” said Ricky Navarro, SVP and Director of the SBA Lending Division.
A 19 year banking veteran, Mendez, brings extensive knowledge in developing and managing loans and deposit portfolios. He most recently served as Vice President, SBA and Commercial Lender at Bank of the Ozarks. He holds a training certification from Omega Credit and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders in SBA Underwriting and SBA Advanced Cash Flow Analysis.
Marquis Bank is a member of the SBA Preferred Lender Program (PLP), which gives the Bank full delegation to make lending decisions on behalf of the SBA, in turn accelerate the funding timeline for SBA loans to qualified businesses. To earn PLP designation, lenders must establish a successful track record and display a thorough understanding of SBA lending policies and procedures.
Marquis Bank’s SBA Lending Division specializes in providing qualifying business owners with as much as 90% financing for the acquisition of owner–occupied commercial real estate for up to 25 years; fully amortizing. Additionally, through the SBA programs Marquis Bank can offer longer and more flexible loan terms for business acquisition as well as for the purchase of equipment, inventory, debt refinancing, and working capital.
June 20th, 2017 • Press
Wanda Marin, Vice President and Regulatory Compliance Officer and Audit Manager at Marquis Bank has been elected to serve on the AAA Scholarship Foundation Bank Advisory Board. The advisory board serves as a strategic partner to the AAA Scholarship Foundation, offering knowledge, experience and recommendations to improve the foundation’s outreach, marketing and services to better assist the foundation’s clients and donors.
“We are truly grateful to have Wanda Marin join us on the advisory board,” says Kerri Vaughan, Managing Director of the AAA Scholarship Foundation. “Wanda’s wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise will greatly assist us in our efforts to grow our relationship with those in the financial industry and expand our reach to more low-income families that are in desperate need of educational options for their children.”
The AAA Scholarship Foundation Bank Advisory Board consists of banking experts, currently working in any aspect of the banking field, interested in improving the educational opportunities of economically disadvantaged children in the communities in which they serve.
“I look forward to working with my fellow advisory board members to discuss how we can continue to advocate for our most vulnerable students,” says Marin. “Children are our greatest resource and they all deserve an education that will allow them to pursue a successful future.”
The AAA Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) that exclusively serves low-income children through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This program allows any company that pays Florida corporate tax to redirect that liability to AAA to provide K-12 education scholarships for economically disadvantaged children.
Ms. Marin joined Marquis Bank in September 2016 and is responsible ensuring overall conformity of the Bank’s Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs and adherence to all federal and state regulations and policies pertaining to the Bank.
June 14th, 2017 • Blog