WESTON, Fla.--()--Kent S. Ellert has been elected as Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community Bank, N.A.(FCB). Ellert will assume his new role effective January 26, 2013.
“I am very much honored to accept the role of CEO. We pride ourselves on being “Florida Based, Florida Focused”
Ellert most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FCB and the bank’s holding company, Bond Street Holdings, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of FCB and Bond Street Holdings, Inc. In this role, Ellert and his team successfully led the biding, acquisition, and subsequent integration of eight banking platforms in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Ellert was part of the formation of Bond Street Holdings and its initial and secondary capital raising efforts totaling over $700 million. Prior to joining FCB, Ellert had a 23-year distinguished career in Florida banking. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting, and the University of Houston, where he received his Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance.
“I am very much honored to accept the role of CEO. We pride ourselves on being “Florida Based, Florida Focused” and I am excited to continue to help build FCB as one of the strongest Independent Banks in Florida. As always, I will continue to make sure we stay committed to our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve,” said Ellert.
Florida Community Bank, N.A., is backed by the financial strength of its parent company, Bond Street Holdings, Inc., making it one of the strongest and best capitalized banks in the country. With over $3.5 billion in assets and 41 locations, FCB is the 5th largest independent bank in Florida. To learn more, log onto www.floridacommunitybank.com. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.