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Wintrust Specialty Finance hires new chief operating officer

Posted 06/24/2019

IRVINE, California – June 17, 2019 – Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., announced that Cary Calkin has joined the company as senior vice president and chief operating officer, based out of the Irvine office. Cary joins a national team led by David Normandin, CLFP, president and CEO, working alongside Chris Maudlin, CLFP, chief credit officer, and Chelsea Wood, CLFP, vice president and funding manager.

“Wintrust Specialty Finance is proud to have Mr. Calkin on the team,” Normandin said. “Cary’s extensive knowledge, skills, and experience are a great addition to the team of leasing professionals at WSF and part of the strategic plan in building a best-in-class small-ticket flow platform at Wintrust.”

Cary has more than 25 years of experience in professional leadership roles in banking and financial services. Previously, he held senior management roles in credit risk and credit administration, including roles as interim chief credit officer, director of internal asset review, and director of credit review at organizations that include Comerica Bank, U.S. Bank, and Banc of California. He has a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in Newport Beach with his wife, Rada.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join the Wintrust team,” Calkin said. “With more than $1 billion in leased assets, Wintrust has established itself as a strong and stable partner in both the mid-ticket and large-ticket equipment space. I am looking forward to working with our team to build a small-ticket platform that will reflect the solid culture and reputation of Wintrust.”

About Wintrust

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $32 billion whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 160 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

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