Miami-based Apollo Bank announces the promotion of four banking professionals based in itsBrickell financial district headquarters:
Dan Reyes, who was vice president, will be senior vice president of BSA/AML Compliance. He has a bachelor’s of business administration from Florida International University.
Melissa Martinez, who was assistant vice president, will be vice president-director of human resources. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and an MBA from FIU.
Otto Escoto, who has been part of the team since 2011, will be assistant vice president-assistant controller. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from FIU.
Carmen Susana Lacle, who will be assistant vice president-global banking officer, was previously global banking officer.
Elizabeth Rodriguez has joined Marquis Bank, based in Coral Gables, as vice president and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer. She will be responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and management of the BSA Compliance Program. Before, she worked for International Finance Bank, where she served as the BSA officer for eight years. She received her associate of arts degree from Miami Dade College.
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Alberto Garofalo has been named Bank of America’s area executive in the Miami market. In this role, he will lead all local banking center teams in providing area customers with personal banking, mortgage, investment, and small-business products and services. He most recently was area executive for North Carolina. He has a degree in business management from SUNY-Empire State College.
Carolyn Brewer has joined Regent Bank as vice president/financial advisor for the Regent Financial Services Wealth Management Team. Previously she worked as a wealth strategist withWachovia and her own firm, Brewer Financial. She has a J.D. from Catholic University and is a certified financial planner.
Liudmila Esquerdo was recently named vice president and SBA operations administrator for TotalBank’s small business lending department. She most recently was vice president and SBA department manager at Terrabank. She brings 15 years of banking experience, including credit underwriting, special assets and commercial lending, in addition to small business administration. Esquerdo has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Barry University.
Lucy Nuñez has been named vice president and senior private client banker for BankUnited’s newly formed Private Client Services Group, based in Miami. Before joining BankUnited, she served most recently as vice president and business services officer for the commercial lending department of BB&T in Miami. Nuñez has a bachelor’s degree in finance f rom Michigan State University.
Randall Shaw has been named managing director at Cassel Salpeter & Co. Before, he was managing director at investment bank Headwaters MB. Shaw received a bachelor’s in finance and political science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a law degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from Columbia University.