CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BFS Capital, a leading small business financing platform, announced today the hiring of Mary Harris as its Chief Marketing Officer. Harris formerly led marketing and public relations for BankUnited, a leading U.S. business bank headquartered in Miami-Lakes, Florida. Harris will join the BFS Capital senior leadership team and report to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Marrache.
Harris brings over 25 years of experience to BFS Capital across financial services and retail sectors. For BankUnited, she helped to rebrand and position the company as a national commercial bank now listed as one of Forbes magazine’s “Best Banks in America.” At BFS Capital, Harris will be responsible for marketing, branding, advertising and public relations strategies as well as customer acquisition and loyalty.
BFS Capital expects to generate a new annual high in originations in 2017. Since 2002, BFS Capital has extended over $1.7 billion in financing; notably, over 75 percent of its originations have occurred in the last five years and more than 25 percent in the last 18 months.
“We are delighted to welcome Mary to our team. She brings a proven track record of success and performance in financial and retail services,” said Michael Marrache, CEO of BFS Capital. “Her omni-channel marketing expertise, and know-how across financial and business services, will be fundamental to expanding our national market position following a record year of growth. Importantly to us, Mary is also well-known to our south Florida community for her civic and local business leadership.”
“I’m excited to join BFS Capital, a company that’s focused on innovative financial solutions to help small businesses thrive.” says Mary Harris, CMO, BFS Capital. “I look forward to expanding our market presence and visibility across the U.S. and building new and lasting relationships with our customers and partners.”
Earlier in her career, Harris was president of Mary Harris, Inc. where she advised Fortune 500 companies seeking increased revenue and market share; the public relations manager for Neiman Marcus in Fort Lauderdale; the vice president of marketing for Union Bank in Plantation, Fla.; and an adjunct professor of business communication at Nova Southeastern University.
Additionally, Harris has been honored by March of Dimes, Leadership Broward and Big Brothers Big Sisters for her leadership in the South Florida community. She has also served on the Boards of United Way of Broward County, Lighthouse of Broward, The First Tee of Broward, and the Humane Society of Broward County, among others.
About BFS Capital
BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.7 billion in total financing to small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating. Respondents to Trustpilot score BFS Capital with a 5-Star rating. For more, please visit www.BFSCapital.com (US, Canada) and www.BoostCapital.co.uk (UK).