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Wintrust Specialty Finance Hires Calkin as COO

June 25, 2019, 07:25 AM

Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., announced Cary Calkin has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, based out of the Irvine, CA, office.

Calkin 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.”

Calkin 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.

“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.”

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