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Dennis S. Hudson III
Dennis S. Hudson III
Dennis S. Hudson III

Dennis 'Denny' S. Hudson III was named Chairman of Seacoast in July 2005, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 1998. Mr. Hudson has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 1992. He was President of Seacoast from June 1998 to July 2005, after serving in various positions with the Company and the Bank since 1978.

Mr. Hudson also serves on the board of directors, the audit committee and the compensation committee of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (ticker: CPK), a public gas and electric utilities company headquartered in Dover, Delaware. In November 2015, Mr. Hudson was appointed as an independent director to PENN Capital Funds, a mutual fund group managed by PENN Capital Management. Mr. Hudson also serves on the board of Martin Health System and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin counties. From 2005 through 2010, he also served as a member of the board of directors of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Mr. Hudson is actively involved in the community, having served on the boards of the Martin County YMCA Foundation, Council on Aging, The Pine School, the Job Training Center, American Heart Association, Martin County United Way, the Historical Society of Martin County and as chairman of the board of the Economic Council of Martin County. He has been recognized for his achievements with several awards including the Florida Senate Medallion of Excellence Award presented by Florida Senator Ken Pruitt in 2001. Mr. Hudson is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Dennis J. Arczynski
Dennis J. Arczynski
Dennis J. Arczynski Dennis J. Arczynski, has been a risk management, corporate governance, regulatory affairs and banking consultant since 2007. He previously served for 33 years in various managerial and examiner positions in the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (the “OCC”) headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in several other OCC districts until 2007. As a National Bank Examiner with the OCC, Mr. Arczynski was responsible for the supervision and examination of the largest and most complex mid-size banks, community banks and trust companies; provided guidance to banks in all facets of commercial banking and fiduciary operations including international activities; performed risk assessment and conducted BSA/AML reviews and examinations of internationally active banks; and developed formal enforcement actions and corrective action plans for struggling and deficient institutions. Mr. Arczynski’s other positions of responsibility with the OCC were Assistant Director for Trust Operations, Special Assistant to the Senior Deputy Comptroller (FFIEC Liaison), Associate Director for Financial Management (Financial Systems and Review) and Field Office Manager (Miami Field Office). His duties included the formation of national policies and programs, development of OCC supervisory initiatives, establishment of interagency relations, drafting regulations and writing OCC examiner handbooks. Mr. Arczynski received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland in Finance and his Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Stephen E. Bohner
Stephen E. Bohner
Stephen E. Bohner Stephen E. Bohner, has been president and owner of Premier Realty Group, a real estate company located in Sewall’s Point, Florida, specializing in the sale of luxury homes, since 1987. In addition to his 40 years of experience in real estate, Mr. Bohner is actively involved in several professional and community organizations, having served as president of the Greater Martin County Association of Realtors and The Pine School. He was awarded the Realtor Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001, and has served on numerous professional standards’ panels in arbitration hearings and chaired the Realtors Association’s grievance committee. Mr. Bohner is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with dual degrees in Business and Economics.
Jacqueline Lynette Bradley
Jacqueline Lynette Bradley
Jacqueline Lynette Bradley Jacqueline L. Bradley served as a director of BankFIRST from 2005 until BANKshares was acquired by Seacoast in 2014. During her tenure at BankFIRST, she served on BankFIRST’s Special Assets Committee and Audit Committee and chairs the Bank’s Trust and Wealth Management Committee. Ms. Bradley serves on the Orange County Tourist Development Council and the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, serving as chairperson in 2002 and 2003. Additionally, Ms. Bradley is a board member of The Studio Museum in Harlem. She also served on the finance committee for the Central Florida Expressway authority and the board of directors of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Florida Arts Council, and Cornell Museum of Fine Arts. Ms. Bradley has had a 20 year career in financial services, including seven years with SunTrust Bank in Central Florida, culminating in her last position as senior vice president leading its Private Client Group (1999-2002). Her previous experience also includes 8 years as vice president with Moody’s Investors Services and 3 years providing consulting services for McKinsey Management Consultants and Touché Ross. Ms. Bradley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale College, and her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Finance and Marketing.
H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr.
H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr.
H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr. H. Gilbert Culbreth, Jr., is Co-Chairman of the Company’s Compensation and Governance Committee, is a member of the Audit Committee and has been a director of Seacoast since 2008. Mr. Culbreth has been chief executive officer and owner of Gilbert Chevrolet Company, Inc., a car dealership located in Okeechobee, Florida, for the past 38 years. He was previously a member of Big Lake’s board of directors for 10 years prior to the acquisition of Big Lake by Seacoast in April 2006, and has served on the Bank’s board of directors since the acquisition. In addition, Mr. Culbreth is president of several other family businesses, including, Culbreth Realty, Inc. (a real estate brokerage company), Parrott Investments, Inc. (a holding company for two other businesses), and Gilbert Aviation Inc. (an aircraft sales and service company). He is a former director of the Florida Council on Economic Education, the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors, the Okeechobee Economic Council, and the United Way of Okeechobee and is a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Julie Hembrock Daum
Julie Hembrock Daum
Julie Hembrock Daum Julie Daum has been a senior director of Spencer Stuart, a privately-held global executive search firm since 1993. As co-head of the North American Board and CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart, she has helped place over 1,000 directors on corporate boards, including the boards of Coach, Delta Air Lines, American Express, CVS Caremark, General Motors and Amazon. Prior to her work at Spencer Stuart, Ms. Daum was the executive director of the corporate board resource at Catalyst, where she managed all board of directors’ activities and worked with companies to identify qualified women for their boards. A widely renowned expert on corporate governance topics, Ms. Daum was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in corporate governance in 2013. Ms. Daum also advises corporate boards on succession planning for themselves and their CEOs, as well as best practices and governance issues. Each year, Ms. Daum develops the Spencer Stuart Board Index, a publication detailing trends at national boardrooms. She also co-founded and developed a program for board members entitled “Fresh Insights and Best Practices for Directors” at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her MBA.
Christopher E. Fogal
Christopher E. Fogal
Christopher E. Fogal Christopher E. Fogal is a certified public accountant and a partner with the public accounting firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (“Carr Riggs”),a top 25 firm that is the second largest super-regional in the southeastern U.S. He was previously a principal with the public accounting firm of Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal, P.A. (“Proctor Crook”), a BDO affiliate firm, located in Stuart, Florida, from 2009 to January 31, 2017 when the firm merged with Carr Riggs. Mr. Fogal was the managing partner of Fogal & Associates from 1979 until the firm merged with Proctor Crook in 2009. He also served on the board of directors of Port St. Lucie National Bank until it was acquired by Seacoast in 1996. Currently, Mr. Fogal is treasurer of the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council. He has also served as past chairman of the Treasure Coast Private Industry Council and past president of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, and is active in a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Maryann B. Goebel
Maryann B. Goebel
Maryann B. Goebel Maryann Goebel has been an independent IT management consultant since 2012. She was executive vice president and chief information officer of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) from 2009 to 2012. In this role, she was responsible for all internal Fiserv IT systems (infrastructure and applications), as well as IT infrastructure, operations, engineering and middleware services. In her 40+ year career, Ms. Goebel has shaped the strategic direction of information technology for major corporations around the world, serving in the critical role of chief information officer for: DHL Express from 2006 to 2009; General Motors North America from 2003 to 2006; Frito-Lay from 2001 to 2002; General Motors Europe from 1999 to 2001; General Motors Truck Group from 1997 to 1999 and Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile (now Verizon Mobile) from 1995 to 1997. She has also held senior IT leadership positions at Texas Instruments, Inc., Aérospatiale Helicopter Corporation, and the Southland Corporation, among others. Ms. Goebel received the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” award in 2005. She also received an award for outstanding professional achievement from her alma mater, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and currently serves on their Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. In 2017, Ms. Goebel was awarded the CERT Certificate in cybersecurity oversight by the NACD.
Dennis S. Hudson Jr.
Dennis S. Hudson Jr.
Dennis S. Hudson Jr. Dennis S. Hudson, Jr. retired in June 1998 after a 48-year career with the Company and Bank. He served as Chairman of the Board of Seacoast from 1990 to June 1998. Prior thereto, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast from 1983 until 1992, President of Seacoast from 1983 until 1990 and Chairman of the Bank from 1969 until 1992. Mr. Hudson also served on the board of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1983 to 1985. Active in the community and with charitable organizations, he has served as chairman of the American Red Cross of Martin County, president of the Stuart Rotary, and as a director of Hospice of Martin County.
Timothy S. Huval
Timothy S. Huval
Timothy S. Huval Timothy Huval is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Humana Inc., a leading health and well-being company, where he is responsible for all aspects of human resources and business services. He also serves as a member of the management team that steering a cultural transformation at Humana focused on integrating its core values enterprise-wide. Prior to joining Humana in January 2013, Mr. Huval served in multiple senior-level roles at Bank of America (BOA). Handpicked to solve critical business challenges at BOA, his roles included consumer service and operations executive, home loan servicing executive, chief operations officer and Delaware market president, human resources executive and chief information officer for Global Wealth & Investment Management. He also served as chair of BOA’s Consumer Banking, Business Banking and Enterprise Client Coverage Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. Mr. Huval has also been involved with various non-profit and community boards, including Family and Children’s Place, United Way, Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development, and Youth Homes. Mr. Huval earned a Master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University, a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Weber State and an associate degree in business management from Salt Lake Community College. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College.
Herbert A. Lurie
Herbert A. Lurie
Herbert A. Lurie Herbert Lurie was Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group of Guggenheim Securities from 2011 to 2016, and is now a Senior Advisor at the firm. Previously, he led the Global Financial Institutions Group at Merrill Lynch, which he helped found, and was a member of Merrill Lynch’s Global Investment Banking Management Committee. Mr. Lurie has advised on numerous financial institution transactions world-wide, including Bank One Corp.’s merger with First Chicago Corp., and NationsBank Corp.’s merger with BankAmerica Corp. to form Bank of America. He began his Wall Street career as an M&A and securities attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Lurie has also served on a number of philanthropic and corporate boards, including as Vice Chairman of the Board of the United States Equestrian Team, a Trustee of Princeton’s Eden Autism Institute, and The Seeing Eye. Mr. Lurie holds a JD from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, and a dual BS/BA in Finance and Economics from the University at Albany.
Alvaro J. Monserrat
Alvaro J. Monserrat
Alvaro J. Monserrat Al Monserrat has been the Executive Vice President and General Manager at Nuance Imaging, a subsidiary of Nuance Communications, Inc. (ticker: NUAN), a multinational computer software technology corporation since January 2018. Prior to Nuance, he was the former CEO of RES Software (acquired by Invanti in 2017), a leading digital workspace technology company from 2015 to 2017, and also served as Citrix Systems’ Senior Vice President of worldwide sales & service from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Monserrat’s career spans more than 25 years in large companies and entrepreneurial ventures within enterprise software, mobility, cloud, networking and business strategy. At Citrix, Monserrat was part of the executive leadership team that grew the company from hundreds of millions to more than $3 billion in revenue by 2014, and was instrumental in crafting the strategy that helped Citrix grow from a single-product company to a multi-product industry leader. Prior to joining Citrix, Mr. Monserrat was a principal in Innovex Group (acquired by Citrix) and received numerous awards including Microsoft’s Best E-Commerce Solution and Best Small Business Solution Awards. In addition, Mr. Monserrat has served on the board of advisors for Virsto and Whiptail, the national partner board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the board of the Children’s Harbor Society. Mr. Monserrat holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Miami.
Thomas E. Rossin
Thomas E. Rossin
Thomas E. Rossin Thomas E. Rossin, is a member of the Company’s Compensation and Governance Committee, served as the Board’s Lead Independent Director from December 2006 to October 2012, and has been a director of Seacoast since 2004. Mr. Rossin has been a practicing attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida, since 1993, currently with the firm of St. John, Rossin, Podesta, Burr & Lemme, PLLC. He served as a Florida State Senator from 1994 to 2002, the last two years as minority leader, and was a candidate for Florida Lt. Governor in 2002. He founded Flagler National Bank in 1974, serving as president, chief executive officer and director and growing it to the largest independent bank in Palm Beach County with over $1 billion in assets. Forming The Flagler Bank Corporation, the holding company for Flagler National Bank, in 1983 and serving as president, chief executive officer and director, he took it public in 1984 and facilitated the acquisition of three financial institutions, until both Flagler National Bank and the holding company were sold in 1993 to SunTrust Banks. Prior thereto, Mr. Rossin was vice chairman and director of First Bancshares of Florida, Inc. after consolidating four banks under one charter, including First National Bank in Riviera Beach at which he served as president and chief executive officer. He has served as past president of the Community Bankers Association of Florida and Palm Beach County Bankers Association, and is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association.

Senior Management

Dennis S. Hudson III
Dennis S. Hudson III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis S. Hudson III

Dennis 'Denny' S. Hudson III was named Chairman of Seacoast in July 2005, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 1998. Mr. Hudson has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 1992. He was President of Seacoast from June 1998 to July 2005, after serving in various positions with the Company and the Bank since 1978.

Mr. Hudson also serves on the board of directors, the audit committee and the compensation committee of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (ticker: CPK), a public gas and electric utilities company headquartered in Dover, Delaware. In November 2015, Mr. Hudson was appointed as an independent director to PENN Capital Funds, a mutual fund group managed by PENN Capital Management. Mr. Hudson also serves on the board of Martin Health System and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin counties. From 2005 through 2010, he also served as a member of the board of directors of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Mr. Hudson is actively involved in the community, having served on the boards of the Martin County YMCA Foundation, Council on Aging, The Pine School, the Job Training Center, American Heart Association, Martin County United Way, the Historical Society of Martin County and as chairman of the board of the Economic Council of Martin County. He has been recognized for his achievements with several awards including the Florida Senate Medallion of Excellence Award presented by Florida Senator Ken Pruitt in 2001. Mr. Hudson is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Charles M. Shaffer
Charles M. Shaffer
Chief Financial Officer
Charles M. Shaffer

Charles “Chuck” Shaffer was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in January 2017.

Previously, he led the Community Banking Group since October 2013. As a key driver in the Company’s recent efforts to modernize the Bank, Chuck has been instrumental in influencing Seacoast’s retail, small business, mobile, wealth, and non-branch distribution strategies, as well as designing and working across the organization at all levels to implement earnings improvements.

He served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Bank from 2005 to September 2013. His experience includes all facets of accounting and finance including internal risk related reporting, SEC reporting, regulatory reporting and strategic planning.

Chuck holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Florida State University, a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University, a master’s of business administration with a finance specialization from the University of Central Florida, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

He is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida and a Charter Global Management Accountant.

Jeffery Bray
Jeffery Bray
Executive Vice President, Service and Operations
Jeffery Bray

Jeffery “Jeff” Bray serves as the Bank’s Executive Vice President, Service and Operations. In this role, he is responsible for technology, operations and service, as well as data management and the Bank’s customer support center.

Jeff joined Seacoast in September 2016 with over 20 years of experience. Jeff brings a balance of business and technical expertise and a proven record of leading high performing teams in a fast-paced environment.

Prior to joining Seacoast, Jeff served as President of the eChannel Division at DFC Global based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he focused on expanding the market for digital lending in North America and Europe, overseeing the consolidation of operations through multiple acquired lending services in Europe, and drove a 517% gain in annual revenue.

Over his career, Jeff has held executive roles at Bank of America in Atlanta, Georgia, Capital One Financial in Richmond, Virginia, and General Electric Appliance Division in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jeff is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Daniel G. Chappell
Daniel G. Chappell
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Daniel G. Chappell

Daniel (“Dan”) G. Chappell has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bank since September 2014.

Dan joined Seacoast after ten years with Bank of America. During his tenure with Bank of America, he served as Senior Vice President and Human Resource Executive for many of its larger lines of business including Technology and Operations, Wealth Management and Consumer Operations. A champion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Dan led the Global Human Resources D&I council at Bank of American and also served on the Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Senior Executive Forum.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Dan served as a Vice President with Right Management Consultants where he focused on coaching executives in career management and transition.

Dan has also held positions of increasing responsibility through a number of senior HR roles with Avaya Communications, Honeywell International, Cytec Industries and Sonoco Products.

He holds a bachelor of science from LaSalle University and was also a member of the Adjunct Instructor Staff at Baruch and Cornell Universities.

Charles K. Cross Jr.
Charles K. Cross Jr.
Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Executive
Charles K. Cross Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Cross serves as the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Executive. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President since July 2013.

His responsibilities include management of all commercial lines of business including Commercial Banking, Seacoast Business Funding, Seacoast Marine Finance, and Treasury Management. From March 2012 to July 2013, Chuck was Seacoast’s Commercial Market Executive for Palm Beach County.

Chuck has over 30 years of banking experience and a thorough knowledge of the Palm Beach and Broward markets. Before joining Seacoast, Chuck was the Market Leader for EverBank in Palm Beach County. Prior to that, he held various positions within Bank of Florida including CEO of Bank of Florida, Palm Beach County.

Additionally, Chuck also worked with J.P. Morgan Trust, Wachovia Bank, NationsBank and Barnett Bank. Chuck is currently Chair of the District Board of Trustees of Palm Beach State College and serves on the Board of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. He has served on the board of FAU College of Business Dean’s Council, West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and the Black Business Investment Corporation, among other community and civic organizations.

Chuck received his bachelor of science in business administration from University of Florida and has post-graduate education from University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin.

Joseph Forlenza
Joseph Forlenza
Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Officer
Joseph Forlenza

Joseph (“Joe”) Forlenza joined Seacoast as Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive in late January 2017.

With more than 30 years of experience, Joe is a seasoned financial services executive with expertise in capital markets, banking, risk management, treasury, valuation, and internal audit.

He joined the Seacoast team from GE Capital where he served as Managing Director and Chief Audit Executive of Treasury and Real Estate. Prior to GE Capital, Joe was a part of Citigroup’s Audit and Risk Review organization serving in a number of roles, including the Global Liaison for equities and the Program Director for a variety of capital markets businesses and support functions. During his 15 years with Citigroup, he built the audit program that provided risk based coverage for all institutional equities, fixed income trading and sales and investment banking businesses within North America. In his last role, Joe led Audit for Citigroup’s Global Markets division.

Early in his career, Joe specialized in Financial Services audit/advisory work for Coopers & Lybrand and practiced general accounting for Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and public accounting from Pace University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant.

David D. Houdeshell
David D. Houdeshell
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Credit Officer
David D. Houdeshell

David D. Houdeshell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since May 2015, with responsibility for balancing control with growth to create sustainable profitability. He also has responsibilities associated with the role of Chief Credit Officer, a role which he has held since June 2010.

Before joining Seacoast, David served from April 2007 to May 2010 as executive vice president and credit administrative executive for The South Financial Group in Greenville, South Carolina, a commercial bank holding company. In this role, he had oversight and direction of credit administration, policy and procedure development, credit monitoring, loan review, credit processes and technology initiatives.

From October 2005 to March 2007, David served as senior vice president and director of credit portfolio risk management at The South Financial Group. Prior thereto, he was chief credit officer of Bombardier Capital, a financial services entity of a global transportation manufacturer, for five years.

David holds a bachelors degree in finance from Florida State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Delaware.

Juliette Kleffel
Juliette Kleffel
Executive Vice President and Community Banking Executive
Juliette Kleffel

Julie Kleffel, was appointed Executive Vice President, Community Banking Executive, in January 2017 where she oversees all retail and business banking functions of the organization. She joined the Seacoast in October 2014 through the BankFIRST acquisition where she previously served as Executive Vice President and Commercial Sales Leader. She brings more than 20 years of banking experience to her role at Seacoast.

A fourth generation Central Florida native, Julie has strong ties to the community. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Garden Theatre, Board Member for the Central Florida YMCA Finance Committee, Executive Director for the National Entrepreneur Center, Vice President for the Mary Lee DePugh Nursing Home Association, and Lifetime Director for the West Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Most notably, she has been honored as 2017’s Business Executive of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal in their Women Who Mean Business Awards.

As a parent and active advocate for special needs children, Julie is a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, the Down Syndrome Foundation, and has testified at the Florida and Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate Committees regarding the Personal Learning Scholarship Account.

A graduate of the ABA National and Graduate Commercial Lending Schools, Julie has also received the prestigious “Certified Lender Business Banker” designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. She completed her professional education by graduating with distinction from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

Jeffery Lee
Jeffery Lee
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Jeffery Lee

Jeffery (“Jeff”) Lee serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, In this role, he is responsible for the integration of digital consumer analytics, product development and sales marketing into our existing marketing function.

In October 2013, Jeff was appointed Senior Vice President & Marketing/Digital Banking Executive. He joined the Bank in May 2013 as Vice President, Digital Project Manager, responsible for implementation of new digital solutions.

Jeff has 18 years of digital marketing experience, including eight years with American Express, the last as International Marketing Director, leading strategy development, implementation and execution of online cross-sell activities.

Prior to joining Seacoast, he served for two years as Digital Marketing Director for BGT Partners, a global interactive agency that helps companies strengthen their brand and business relationships through digital marketing and technology.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business where he earned a master’s in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Michael J. Sonego
Michael J. Sonego
Executive Vice President, Residential Lending Executive
Michael J. Sonego

Michael “Mike” Sonego, serves as Executive Vice President, Residential Lending Executive. He joined the Seacoast team in January 2016 with nearly 30 years of banking experience.

Since that time, he has realigned and grown the residential team, expand the Bank’s presence in the Central Florida market, streamlined processes and introduced new technology which made 2016 Seacoast’s strongest year to date for residential lending. In 2017, Mike was also asked to lead the Wealth organization of Seacoast.

Prior to joining Seacoast, Mike served as Senior Vice President, National Leader & Program Manager, Investment Center for FirstMerit Bank, based in Flint, Michigan. In his time at FirstMerit Bank, Mike was responsible for sales, revenue, and compliance of 150 mortgage loan officers and investment advisors across the FirstMerit footprint.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and a master’s in finance from Walsh College located in Troy, Michigan.