Crestmark Welcomes Barry Curry as Vice President, Business Development Officer of Equipment Finance Division

Curry to Provide Equipment Leasing and Financing

TROY, Mich., (July 28, 2016) – Crestmark Equipment Finance (CEF) welcomes Barry Curry, vice president, business development officer. Curry will work closely with Crestmark’s Transportation Division, a leading national lender to the transportation industry. Curry will provide rolling stock financing solutions to transportation businesses across the U.S. This broadens the division’s scope and strengthens Crestmark’s commitment to the transportation segment. In addition to transportation, Curry will work with businesses nationwide across a range of industries, including manufacturing, and distribution. Based in Alabama, Curry reports to Scott Grady, president of Crestmark’s equipment leasing division.

Curry joins Crestmark from Commercial Credit Group where he was the regional sales manager with a focus on helping trucking companies with equipment financing and leasing. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales, corporate finance, credit underwriting, relationship management, and portfolio management in the commercial banking, asset based lending, equipment finance and transportation industries.

“I am pleased to welcome Barry Curry to Crestmark Equipment Finance where his strong finance background and experience in the trucking industry will be assets as CEF grows its presence in leasing and finance products to the transportation industry,” said Grady.

In addition to equipment finance experience gained at Commercial Credit Group, Curry’s career experience includes positions in senior-line sales, underwriting, and asset-based lending at BB&T Commercial Finance, Wachovia Capital Finance, CIT Business Credit, First Union National Bank, and Lighthouse Financial Corp. He also held commercial banking positions in sales and underwriting with Bay National Bank and First Union National Bank. Earlier in his career he was the controller for North Carolina based Shelba D. Johnson Trucking.

Curry has a bachelor of science in business administration from High Point College, and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Crestmark Equipment Finance, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crestmark Bank. CEF was established in October 2014 with Crestmark’s acquisition of TIP Capital — a leading independent provider of equipment finance, asset-management solutions, and flexible vendor financing programs.