Encore Bank is pleased to announce that banking veteran Janis Vargas has joined the bank as Senior Vice President Commercial & SBA Lending at its Fort Myers branch.
Vargas brings more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, especially in lending in the U.S. and South America. She is a business administrator with a post-graduate degree in marketing from Universidad Externado de Colombia and a business credit training certification from a Fortune 500 Bank.
When Vargas arrived in the U.S. 12 years ago, she spoke no English. She landed her first job in America as a bank branch manager, and was promoted to business banking a year later.
For the past 11 years, Vargas has worked with both Small Business Administration loans and conventional commercial loans. She also offers deep knowledge of the Southwest Florida community and market, having served as a business financing advisor for SCORE Naples.
Encore Bank has six convenient locations, including two branches in Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail North and 2370 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Bonita Springs at 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway, and Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.
For more information, call 239.919.5888 or 239.594.3177 in Naples, 239.495.0243 in Bonita Springs, 239.278.5505 in Fort Myers, 941.258.3055 in Port Charlotte, or 813.634.8001 in Sun City Center, or visit www.encorebank.com. Member FDIC