Crestmark Announces Promotions/Appointments in Corporate Office


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Crestmark made a series of staff promotions and appointments at its corporate offices in Troy, MI.

Gail Brelin was promoted to officer of the bank, and continues to serve as legal compliance officer. She reports to Stacey Farmer, first vice president, senior counsel. Brelin joined the Crestmark legal compliance team in 2010. She has also chaired Crestmark’s Teach Children to Save Campaign for many years. Previous positions include supervisor – office services for BBDO Detroit.

Megan Chmiel was promoted to vice president, internal audit officer in the risk management department. She reports to Phil Yanick, senior vice president and chief risk management officer. Chmiel joined Crestmark in 2002 as a debtor analyst, and was promoted to client analyst in 2007. In 2014, she joined the Risk Management Division as a junior internal auditor, where she was promoted to internal audit officer in 2015, and to assistant vice president in 2016.

Jenna Comaty was promoted to assistant vice president and continues to serve as Crestmark’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) specialist in the risk management department, where she reports to Yanick. She joined Crestmark in 2010 as a debtor analyst, and became a client analyst in 2011. Comaty joined the Risk Management Division in 2015, and was promoted to officer of the bank in 2017. Previously, she worked at Genisys Credit Union as an operations support representative and for Extra Credit Union as a marketing coordinator.

Ryan Coughlin was promoted to vice president, business intelligence analyst, from assistant vice president. He reports to Jack Talkington, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Coughlin joined Crestmark as a debtor analyst in 2010, and was later promoted to field examiner and financial analyst officer. In 2015, he was promoted to business intelligence analyst, and then to assistant vice president in 2017, where he says his responsibilities include “turning data into decisions.”

Tiffany Farmer was promoted to assistant vice president, risk management loan review and internal audit. She reports to Yanick. Farmer joined Crestmark in 2014 as risk management loan review officer/internal auditor. Previously she worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as the deputy county auditor for the Butler County Auditor Office, and various roles at Prestige Technical Services.

Katie Genthe joined Crestmark as senior accountant and assistant vice president, in the corporate accounting group in Troy. She reports to Keith Lidtke, first vice president and controller. Previously she worked in accounting roles with the Great Lakes Water Authority, senior fund administrator for UMB Fund Services and senior financial analyst for North Shore Bank.

Doug Kollman was promoted to first vice president, business control administrator from operations manager. In this new role, he reports to Sharmen Hall, first vice president, information security officer; and iis responsible for establishing control procedures and managing ongoing compliance for the entire company. This is an expansion of his recent position as quality control and collateral risk manager. In 2016, Kollman was promoted to first vice president, operations manager, client services, from vice president, operations supervisor. Kollman joined Crestmark in 2001 and worked in several roles supporting operations. Previously, Kollman worked for the Minnesota office of Manchester Commercial Finance.

Shane Mullen was promoted to senior field examiner and officer of the company. He reports to Andy Swanson, senior vice president and field exam manager, and is based at the company’s offices in Boynton Beach, FL. Mullen joined Crestmark as a junior field examiner in 2014, and was promoted to a staff field examiner in 2015.

Tim Pavkovich was promoted to vice president, debtor credit manager, from assistant vice president. He joined Crestmark in 2011 as an invoice analyst, and has since served as a payment analyst, debtor analyst and debtor credit analyst officer, before being promoted to assistant vice president in 2016. Previously, Pavkovich worked for Affinity Group/St. Cletus Credit Union (now Michigan Legacy Credit Union) in compliance and member services.

Dennis Prestel was promoted to vice president, senior risk management officer in the corporate risk management department. He reports Yanick. With more than 35 years of experience in commercial and consumer lending and equipment leasing, Prestel has knowledge of risk assessment, business development, credit underwriting and analysis and government-guaranteed programs. He joined Crestmark in 2014 after working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Bridge Business Bancorp, Fifth Third Bank and Wachovia Small Business Capital, among others.

Stacey Seltzer was promoted to officer, marketing assistant, and reports to Lisa Beattie, senior vice president, marketing and communications director. Seltzer joined Crestmark in 2014 with the company’s acquisition of TIP Capital, where she was an account manager and inside sales representative. In 2015 she joined the corporate marketing and communications department as a marketing assistant. Previous positions include sales assistant and customer service representative for AJM Packaging, customer service representative for Pentastar Aviation and human resources team member for Target.

Susan Witkowski was promoted to vice president, marketing project manager, from assistant vice president. She joined Crestmark in 2017 as marketing project manager, and reports to Beattie. Previous marketing and branding experience includes marketing account manager for LevelSet Solutions, vice president and director of operations/marketing for Alternative Revenue Development, senior manager of client services for BBDO Detroit, advertising manager for Jacobson Stores and account executive/creative lead for Matthews & Miller.

“This group of Crestmark professionals continues to support Crestmark and the business owners we help with outstanding expertise and service,” said Mick Goik, Crestmark president and chief operating officer. “We are proud of their ongoing development and we appreciate their contributions to Crestmark.”

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