CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2022 / Professional Holding Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:PFHD), the parent company of Professional Bank (the "Bank"), today reported that Abel L. Iglesias has been elected Chief Executive Officer of both the Company and the Bank, effective immediately, following the departure of Daniel R. Sheehan by mutual agreement with their respective Boards of Directors. Mr. Sheehan had served as a director of the Bank since its inception in 2008, Chairman of the Board of the Bank since 2013, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 2019, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception in 2014. He has also resigned from the Boards of Directors of the Company and the Bank.
Abel L. Iglesias
Mr. Iglesias has been with the bank since 2013. He currently serves as a director of the Company and the Bank and as the Bank's President, a position he has held since 2016, and was additionally named as Chief Operating Officer of the Bank in 2019. Prior to joining Professional Bank, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of JGB Bank, N.A. Mr. Iglesias has 30 years of banking experience in South Florida and is currently serving his second three-year term on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
In addition, Herbert Martens has been elected non-executive Chairman of the Board of both the Company and the Bank, effective immediately. Mr. Martens has more than 30 years of banking and investment experience, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of National City Corporation (NCC) and National City Bank, until 2006. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Advent Associates, LLC, a private investment company. Mr. Martens, a founder of the Bank, has served as a director of the Bank since 2008 and as a director of the Company since its inception in 2014.
Commenting on the leadership transition, Mr. Iglesias said, "Our focus remains on traditional banking; it is how we got here, it is what's made us successful, and it is what we believe will allow us to grow and expand in a way that satisfies our shareholders and our customers, as well as the communities we serve. I look forward to our future with great enthusiasm and commitment."
Mr. Martens noted, "Dan Sheehan has been instrumental in growing the Bank and leading us to become a public company. He is a gifted entrepreneur and strategic thinker. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for his service."
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About Professional Bank and Professional Holding Corp.:
Professional Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PFHD) is the financial holding company for Professional Bank, a Florida state-chartered bank established in 2008 and based in Coral Gables, Florida. Professional Bank focuses on providing creative, relationship-driven commercial banking products and services designed to meet the needs of small-to-medium-size businesses, the owners and operators of these businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Professional Bank currently operates its Florida network through nine branch locations and two Loan Production Offices in the regional areas of Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, Duval (Jacksonville), Hillsborough and Pinellas (Tampa Bay) counties. It also has a Digital Innovation Center located in Cleveland, Ohio and a Loan Production Office in New England. For more information, visit www.myprobank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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