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Amerant Mortgage Names Orlando “Orly” Garcia as National Retail Sales Director

April 19, 2021

Miami, Fla. – Amerant Bank, the second largest community bank headquartered in Florida, announces Orlando “Orly” Garcia as National Retail Sales Director of Amerant Mortgage.

A distinguished local executive with extensive experience in Florida and the southeastern United States, Garcia will be responsible for overseeing all the retail sales for Amerant Mortgage. He will also be responsible for developing, recruiting, and training all mortgage loan officers as well as area sales managers.

“We are delighted to welcome Orly to the Amerant team,” said Miguel Palacios, Chief Business Officer of Amerant Bank. “His experience and performance history make us confident that he will be very effective in expanding our Amerant Mortgage retail vertical by offering customers a seamless mortgage experience.”

Prior to joining Amerant Mortgage, Garcia served as Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Director at Fifth Third mortgage where he transformed the company’s standing in Florida favorably while he led consistent annual growth for the company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Orly to our team. His proven track record, combined with his in-depth knowledge and expertise, gives us great confidence as we look towards exponential growth in the next several years. His capabilities in mortgage lending and experience in building high-performing teams make him an invaluable addition,” said Howard Levine, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for Amerant Mortgage.

Garcia has also served in prominent roles at several well-known banking institutions where he built and led strong teams with repeated trends of success and growth throughout his territory.

Garcia holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Florida International University and has a minor in Journalism.

Amerant Mortgage is a joint venture (JV) between Amerant Bank and a team of highly specialized real estate experts that offer residential lending solutions, including conventional, government, Jumbo loans, and unique product offerings.

For additional information about Amerant Mortgage, visit www.amerantmortgage.com, and for more information on Amerant Bank, visit www.amerantbank.com. Follow the Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn at @AmerantBank, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmerantBank/.

About the Amerant Bancorp

Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTB and AMTBB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida since 1979. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), Amerant Investments, Inc., Elant Bank and Trust Ltd. and Amerant Mortgage, LLC. The Company provides individuals and businesses in the U.S., as well as select international clients, with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for over 40 years, is the second largest community bank headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 25 banking centers – 18 in South Florida and 7 in the Houston, Texas area, as well as a commercial real estate loan production office in New York City. For more information, please visit www.amerantbank.com or https://investor.amerantbank.com.


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