Crestmark Announced Staff Promotions and Appointments in East Division

Crestmark announced the following staff promotions and appointments in its East Ddvision, which represents the eastern half of the U.S. and includes Crestmark’s offices in Florida, Michigan and New York.

“These talented Crestmark professionals help our clients in a variety of ways,” said Crestmark Executive Vice President and East Division President Steven Tomasello. “We appreciate their hard work and expertise as we develop and change.”

Eva Chaleff was promoted to assistant vice president, underwriter, from underwriting officer. Based in Boynton Beach, FL, she reports to John Trendell, senior vice president, underwriting manager for the Midwest region. Chaleff began her Crestmark career in 2015 as a field exam intern and later served as a staff field examiner. She was promoted to junior underwriter in 2016.

Adam Colley was promoted to first vice president and East division underwriting team leader from vice president, senior underwriter. Based in Troy, MI, he reports to Trendell. Since joining Crestmark in 2006, Colley has served as a client analyst, field examiner and underwriting analyst; and in early 2013, he was promoted to assistant vice president, underwriter. Later that year, he was again promoted to vice president and in 2014, was promoted to senior underwriter.

Lolita Edwards was promoted to account executive, officer, from client services representative, officer. Based in Boynton Beach, she joined Crestmark in 2001 with the company’s acquisition of the factoring company Westgate Financial, where she started as an office manager in 1994.

Jean Hellmann joined Crestmark as vice president, senior account executive for the Midwest region. Based in Troy, she reports to Jeff Silverstein, senior vice president, portfolio manager. Previously, Hellmann served as a personal banker for Flagstar Bank; as vice president, relationship manager for Bank of America; as vice president, portfolio manager for Wells Fargo; as assistant vice president, commercial loan manager for NBD Bank and field examiner and audit manager for National Bank of Detroit.

Jacob Holmes was promoted to vice president, account executive, from assistant vice president. He is based in Boynton Beach, and reports to Silverstein. Holmes joined Crestmark in 2012 as field examiner for the Southeast region.

Brian Kwiatkowski was promoted to joint venture analyst officer in Crestmark’s Troy location, which houses the Joint Ventures Group, under the direction of Larry Pearce, executive vice president and Joint Ventures Group president. Kwiatkowski joined Crestmark in 2013 as an invoice analyst and in 2015 he became a junior field examiner. He joined the Joint Ventures Group as a joint ventures analyst in 2017.

Benji Sarjoo joined Crestmark as assistant vice president, account executive for the Trade Services division. Based in New York, he has more than 30 years of commercial finance experience. Previous roles include supervisor at Best Match Corp, credit analyst at Milberg Factors, accounts receivable specialist at Webster Associates Development, senior loan administrator and receivables specialist at HSBC Business Credit and senior accounts receivable specialist at Bank of New York.

Damion Taylor rejoined Crestmark as vice president, account executive for the Midwest region. Based in Troy, he reports to Silverstein. Taylor previously served as senior vice president and portfolio manager for Sterling Commercial Credit; vice president, relationship manager for PNC Business Credit; first vice president, portfolio manager and vice president, account executive for Crestmark from 2006 to 14; with previous mortgage, loan and credit experience at Charter One Bank, Washington Mutual, Fifth Third Bank, GMAC Business Credit and Bank One (formerly NBD Bank).

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