Karen Lessard Joins Crestmark Team

(TROY, MICHIGAN, May 20, 2013)  Crestmark is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Lessard as Assistant Vice President, Legal Compliance. She reports through Christy Morgan, First Vice President, Legal and Administration, as a part of Crestmark’s Baton Rouge office and will help support Crestmark’s expanding California presence. Lessard joins Crestmark with over 20 years of paralegal experience in the areas of corporate, transactional, and intellectual property. Before coming to Crestmark, she worked with Kean Miller LLP, Jones Walker LLP, and Attorney at Law Ben F. Day as a paralegal. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Louisiana State University, is a Notary Public, and has certifications in Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Studies.

“We are happy to welcome someone of Karen’s experience to Crestmark,” said Morgan. “Her communication, research, and project management skills will be a great asset to our Legal Division, and we know she will provide valuable support to Crestmark’s growth on the west coast.”

Crestmark is a nationally known and respected FDIC-insured bank that provides innovative financial solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.  Financing solutions include asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing, lines of credit, factoring, and equipment financing.  Crestmark finances most business-to-business companies, and has extensive experience in helping many industries including transportation, manufacturing, staffing, government contractors, apparel and furniture manufacturing. Headquartered in Michigan, with offices in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York; and sales representation in Alabama, California, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas. www.crestmark.com