Wintrust Specialty Finance promotes Chris Maudlin to chief operating officer

Posted 09/22/2021

IRVINE, Calif. – September 20, 2021 Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., announced that Chris Maudlin, CLFP, has been promoted to serve the company as senior vice president, chief operating officer. Maudlin is located in WSF’s Irvine office and serves as an executive team member led by David Normandin, CLFP, president and CEO.

“I’m excited for this new opportunity with the Wintrust team,” said Maudlin. “WSF has done a great job establishing itself as a key player in the small and mid-market leasing industry. I am looking forward to working with our incredible team to continue enhancing our platform and operations to benefit our customers, partners, and employees.”

“Chris is a strong leader who, over the last nine years of working together, has performed an excellent job developing and leading an innovative credit team,” Normandin added. “I have deep confidence that Chris will have continued success as he now leads the operations of WSF as we near half a billion dollars in assets. Over the last decade, Chris has become a leading talent in the small and mid-market leasing industry, and I am excited to continue working with Chris to build WSF into a market leader in our space.”

Maudlin, a Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP), brings nearly two decades of experience to WSF. Before joining the company in 2018 as chief credit officer, he held the role of senior vice president, risk and analytics at Hanmi Bank’s equipment finance division, and prior to that, he was the vice president, credit manager for Banc of California’s equipment finance division.

About Wintrust

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $46 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 170 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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