Crestmark Promotes Steven Turkish, John Trendell II, Lisa Beattie, and Troy Myers

TROY, Mich., (Dec. 29, 2016) — Crestmark President and COO Mick Goik announced the promotion of four individuals: Steven Turkish, John Trendell II, Lisa Beattie, and Troy Myers.

Goik said, “In our 20th year of helping small- and medium-sized businesses, I’m proud to say that in 2016, Crestmark had its best year. Across the company, these individuals were each contributors to Crestmark’s success; and I am pleased to announce the promotions of Steve Turkish, John Trendell, Lisa Beattie, and Troy Myers.”

Steven Turkish was promoted to senior vice president, director of Crestmark Trade Services Division, from first vice president, director of Trade Services. Turkish joined Crestmark in February 2013 as vice president, senior account executive when Crestmark acquired Ultimate Financial Solutions. In 2015, he was promoted to first vice president, senior account executive of Crestmark’s Trade Services Division, followed by a promotion to director of the division. Since taking the role, the division has seen solid growth in both sales and client retention. Turkish’s career in finance, banking, and factoring spans nearly 35 years, and includes the following roles: executive vice president at Ultimate Financial Solutions for more than seven years; executive vice president and general credit manager at Sterling Factors, a subsidiary of Sterling National Bank, for more than seven years; and assistant vice president at CIT Group for 14 years. Turkish has a Bachelor of Science in education from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. Based in New York City, Turkish reports to Steve Tomasello, executive vice president, East Division president.

John Trendell II was promoted to senior vice president, underwriting manager for Crestmark’s East Division, from first vice president, underwriting manager, East Division. Trendell joined Crestmark in May 2013 as vice president, underwriter for the East Division; and in 2014, he was promoted to first vice president, underwriting manager. Trendell has increased the department’s efficiency of underwriting completions and close rate, and has decreased days to approval and funding. Trendell has nearly 16 years’ experience working in asset-based lending and factoring, and his career includes the following: Great Lakes Business Credit as managing director; La Salle Business Credit as assistant vice president, relationship manager; and Greenfield Commercial Credit as collateral analyst, auditor, and audit manager. Trendell has a B.B.A. in finance from Walsh College, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in accountancy. Based in Troy, Trendell reports to Steve Tomasello, executive vice president, East Division president.

Lisa Beattie was promoted to senior vice president, marketing and communications director, from first vice president, marketing and communications director. Beattie has been a part of Crestmark since 2006, and has led successful efforts to build Crestmark’s brand nationally, and to increase the effectiveness of Crestmark’s communications internally and externally. In 2011, she was named vice president, marketing and communications director; and in 2013, she was promoted to first vice president. Crestmark has received numerous national awards for marketing initiatives and graphic design created and led by Beattie. Her career in design, marketing, and communications spans more than two decades, and includes positions with BBDO Detroit, where she was vice president, design director; FCB Detroit, where she was senior graphic designer; and SF Design, where she was a graphic designer. Beattie has a B.A. from Oakland University. In addition, she studied advertising design at College for Creative Studies. Based in Troy, Beattie reports to Marty Blake, executive vice president, marketing/banks and financial organizations manager.

Troy Myers was promoted to first vice president, assistant field examination manager, from vice president, assistant field examination manager. In addition to assisting the company with field examinations, his role includes the training and mentoring of new staff. Myers joined Crestmark in 2004 as a field examiner. Later, he was promoted to senior field examiner; followed by a promotion in 2012 to vice president, assistant field examination manager. Prior to joining Crestmark, Myers worked for Bank One as vice president, senior field examiner; and while working for Jenkins & Co, he obtained his certified public accountant (CPA) license. Myers is also a certified fraud examiner (CFE), and has a master’s degree in accounting from Walsh College. Based in Troy, Myers reports to Andrew Swanson, senior vice president, field examination manager.