WESTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florida Community Bank (FCB) is pleased to announce this year’s best-of-the-best college graduates selected to participate in the advanced FCB Masters Program, a six-month intensive training program designed to professionally develop the Credit, Financial Analysis, and Relationship Management skills and abilities of young banking professionals.
The FCB Masters Program provides individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Economics or Finance with the foundation necessary to become a top banker and strategic partner to Florida Community Bank’s commercial and personal banking customers. Joined by past members of the FCB Masters Program, this year’s new team members were recently recognized by FCB President and CEO, Kent Ellert, at a company dinner.
Hailing from across the U.S. and internationally, this year’s class of FCB Masters Program associates include:
Benjamin Smith, Youngstown, Ohio
Graduate: Youngstown State University. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance and International Business
Sara Powell, Earl Park, Indiana
Graduate: College of Charleston. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance
Victor Sallowicz, São Paulo, Brazil
Graduate: University of South Florida. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance
Jacob Natale, Orlando, Florida
Graduate: University of Florida. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance
Jerret Bess, Fort Myers, Florida
Graduate: Florida Gulf Coast University. Bachelor’s Degree: Finance
Jenna DesGroseilliers, Bronx, New York
Graduate: University of Miami. Bachelor’s Degree: Business Administration, Major: Finance
“Our human capital has always been one of our most important assets,” said Kent Ellert, President and CEO, Florida Community Bank. “As part of our recruitment efforts, we look for the best and the brightest, including those who show great promise in becoming a strong leader and strategic partner to our customers. We look forward to cultivating the next generation of banking professionals as we help this year’s newest team members achieve their career goals in the financial services industry.”
The FCB Masters Program is an accelerated program providing a hands-on, rotation-based learning experience in the areas of Credit, Commercial and Retail Banking and Finance where team members are exposed to various lines of business throughout the bank. On-the-job training supplemented by formal classroom work provides trainees with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to assume a position as an Analyst, Credit Portfolio Manager, or Commercial Relationship Manager upon completion of the program.
Started in 2015, 26 college graduates have participated in the FCB Masters Program to date, with many building successful industry careers and going on to become Portfolio Managers, Commercial RMs, Financial Reporting, Small Business Underwriting, Performance Management Reporting and Credit Analysts within FCB. This year’s group of Masters Program participants will get their training at the Vanderbilt Learning Center located in Naples, FL. To learn more about the FCB Masters Program, visit https://www.floridacommunitybank.com/masters.htm.
About Florida Community Bank
Florida Community Bank, N.A., (NYSE: FCB) is the largest community banking company and the second largest Florida-based independent bank, and among the most highly capitalized banks in the state. Awarded a five-star rating from Bauer Financial™, FCB assets are over $12 billion, with capital ratios that exceed regulatory standards. Since its founding in 2010, FCB has been steadfast in its commitment to delivering personalized service, innovation, and products and services equal to those offered by the national banks. Similarly, FCB recognizes the importance of community, fostering a corporate culture that promotes employee volunteerism at all levels, while supporting community-based programs and partnerships that help promote greater financial independence and improved quality of life for families. FCB serves individuals, businesses and communities across the state with 50 full-service banking centers from east to west, and from Daytona Beach to Miami-Dade. For more information, visit FloridaCommunityBank.com. Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.