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Wintrust Specialty Finance Promotes Maudlin to Chief Operating Officer

September 23, 2021, 07:23 AM

Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., announced Chris Maudlin, CLFP, has been promoted to serve the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Maudlin is located in WSF’s Irvine, CA, 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 said. “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.

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