Michael Santos Joins Crestmark Team

For Immediate Release June 8, 2011

Contact: Lisa Beattie
Phone: 248-267-1639

Crestmark is pleased to announce the addition of Michael S. Santos as First Vice President, Business Development, to the Crestmark team. He reports through Jeff Mitchell, and the West Palm Beach / East Region office; he is located in San Diego, California.

Santos has been involved in the staffing industry for over 20 years, most recently as President of Business Development at Eplica Insurance Services, an insurance brokerage providing commercial insurance for staffing and PEO companies; and held various roles in business development and finance/accounting for the parent company and related subsidiaries. Prior to that, he held finance positions at TriStaff, The Eastridge Group, and Social Staffing/Therastaff; and was an auditor for the United States Department of Labor. He has been a Board Member of the California Staffing Professionals since 2006. Santos has a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Finance from San Diego State University.

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our team. He has built a strong reputation as a true finance professional in the staffing and payroll services arena. Mike’s background, coupled with Crestmark Bank’s working capital solutions, should prove to be a great resource to the staffing industry,” said Jeff Mitchell, First Vice President, Senior Business Development.

James Rothman, Group President, East Region stated, “As a business professional and innovator who has run all functions of a staffing company, is an accomplished commercial insurance broker, and has successfully arranged many mergers and acquisitions, Mike will be able to bring a level of professionalism, experience, and industry knowledge that is unprecedented. Mike will be a great resource for our clients, and I expect that he will be a superstar in Crestmark’s growing team of stars.”