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American Momentum Bank grows commercial banking team with two key hires

March 8, 2018

TAMPA, Fla — American Momentum Bank has recruited two seasoned professionals, each with more than 10 years of  commercial lending experience in Tampa Bay, to fill two newly created positions. These new hires represent the bank’s ongoing commitment to build it business/commercial banking division in Central Florida.

John C. “Bo” Wulbern and Aaron Sherwood join American Momentum as Senior Commercial Relationship Managers. They will focus on building relationships with new commercial clients, as the bank aims to significantly grow its balance sheet and deploy its abundant capital.

“We are constantly searching for experienced bankers with deep relationships in the market and a long-standing history of successful performance. Our clients demand that our bankers bring an exceptional level of local market knowledge combined with an astute understanding of business and economic trends in order to become a trusted advisor and advocate for their business,” said Porter Smith, American Momentum’s Tampa Bay Market President. “Bo and Aaron fit this profile in every respect and are uniquely qualified to make an immediate impact on our business.”

Prior to joining American Momentum, Wulbern served as Vice President/Senior Commercial Lender for CenterState Bank in Tampa. He has also served as Vice President/Commercial Banker at Hancock Whitney Bank and Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer for Synovus, both in Tampa. He earned the prestigious Graduate Banking Degree from Louisiana State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in business administration from Rollins College.

Sherwood previously worked at Synovus for 10 years, most recently serving as Vice President/Commercial Banker. He also served as Associate Vice President/Branch Manager at SouthTrust Bank. He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg and is currently attending the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Wulbern will be based out of the bank’s Tampa office in the Urban Centre, while Sherwood will work from the bank’s Harbor Oaks location in Clearwater.

“Nurturing relationships is very consistent with the mission of the bank, and both Bo and Aaron have long-term relationships in each of these communities,” said Smith.

American Momentum’s leaders plan to continue growing the bank’s C&I team and hopes to add another eight to 10 people over the next several years.

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