Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mercantile Capital Corp. Names Three New Executives

 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. --- Mercantile Capital Corp. in Altamonte Springs appointed three new executives recently.

 Christopher Hurn (lower right photo), chief executive officer at Mercantile Capital Corporation, said he appointed Derek J. Housh (middle left  photo) as Loan Officer, who will focus on healthcare lending.

 Housh earned his B.A. Degree in Economics from Ohio State University in 1999 and has more than 10 years of experience as a loan officer specializing in financing medical, dental, and veterinarian practices.   Housh was formerly southeast regional manager for Bank of America Practice Solutions.

 Hurn appointed Zenia Birdie (top right  photo) as Closing Officer at the firm. Birdie earned her B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida recently with a specialization in marketing.  She was formerly an intern for Mercantile Capital Corp.   In her new role, Birdie will facilitate closings and work with borrowers.

 Hurn appointed Stephen Robertson as Sales Associate. Robertson has more than six years of experience in financial service, including a position as a wholesale mortgage business account executive with J.P. Morgan Chase.  Robertson plans to graduate from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in April with his MBA Degree.

 “Mercantile Capital Corporation posted its best year ever in 2010, and we are expanding to accommodate growing demand for our services,” Hurn said.

The firm, which merged with Old Florida National Bank in Winter Park last year, specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities.

For more information about this press release, contact:  
Chris Hurn, Chief Executive Officer Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040;  
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142  

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