STUART — Senior executive banking veteran Allen Brinkman has been named president and head of commercial banking for Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida’s Tampa market, providing senior leadership in a still-new market for Seacoast Bank.
The more than 90-year old, Florida-based bank entered the market last year through the acquisitions of Gulfshore Bank and Northstar Bank.
“We are thrilled to welcome a senior banking industry executive like Allen Brinkman to the Seacoast team in Tampa,” says Chuck Cross, executive vice president and commercial banking executive, in a statement. “We see a burgeoning opportunity in Tampa, especially in commercial banking. We’re looking to Allen to leverage his deep experience and many relationships in Tampa and lead Seacoast to new growth in the market.”
Brinkman previously worked as managing director of Atlantic Merchant Capital Investments; and as chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust for Tampa.
“While large banks offer convenience, many have lost the ability to personalize their customer service, and many small banks have failed to keep up with the technological convenience of large banks,” says Brinkman in a statement. “Seacoast is uniquely positioned to fill the gap with an approach that offers the best of both worlds – convenience and personalization.”
Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida with approximately $5.9 billion in assets and $4.7 billion in deposits as of June 30. It operates 49 branches of Seacoast Bank and seven commercial banking centers throughout south and central Florida.