Seasoned executives add depth and breadth to bank’s commercial capabilities
September 8, 2016 – Camden National Bank would like to announce the recent addition of two veteran Maine bankers, James Edwards and John C. Everett, most recently from People’s United Bank and KeyBank, respectively, to its Portland business banking team as well as the promotion of Scott Fernald to senior vice president, commercial banking officer, overseeing its Downeast operations.
“We are very pleased to have both James and John join the commercial team and to announce Scott’s promotion,” said Tim Nightingale, executive vice president, senior lending officer at Camden National Bank. “Each of these bankers has a strong history of financial expertise in their respective regions and brings with them an understanding of the local market, as well as a history of building strong customer relationships, that will allow us to deliver smart, customized financing solutions to support businesses throughout the state.”
James Edwards has joined the Treasury Management team as senior vice president and Treasury Managementsales advisor, assisting new and existing treasury management and government banking customers. In his role, Edwards will help to manage new and existing treasury management and government banking relationships throughout the Southern Maine region and help these corporate clients with their banking needs.
A graduate of Husson College and a native of southern Maine, Edwards has 20 years of experience in financial services and most recently served as Senior Government Banking and Finance Officer for Maine and Southern New Hampshire for People’s United Bank. He currently resides in Gorham with his family and is a board member of the Portland Children’s Dyslexia Center.
John C. Everett has joined the Commercial Banking team as senior vice president, commercial banking officer, serving as a primary point of contact for new and existing commercial business customers and assisting them with day-to-day processes and tasks to help make their banking experience as seamless as possible. In his role, Everett will work with the Commercial Banking team to tailor products and services that better meet the banking needs of each client, address any challenges they face, and help them achieve their financial goals. He will assist customers in the greater Portland area as well as southern Maine and New Hampshire.
Everett has more than 35 years of banking experience and most recently served as Vice President and Relationship Manager, Middle Market for KeyBank, NA. A resident of Cape Elizabeth, he is active in the local community, serving as a teacher for Junior Achievement in the elementary schools and on the Development Committee for Spurwink Services, a nationally accredited nonprofit offering behavioral health and education services for children, adolescents, adults and families throughout Maine. John and his wife Joan have two sons, Burgess and Addison.
Scott Fernald has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial banking officer for the Downeast region. Based out of the Ellsworth Main Street banking center, Fernald will serve Hancock, Penobscot and Washington Counties and help businesses from Bucksport to Calais.
Fernald previously served as vice president, commercial loan officer out of the downtown Camden location and helped develop new business by analyzing markets and credit requests, managing customer relationships, and representing the Bank at key functions in the community. As resident of Northport, he looks forward to returning to Ellsworth with his wife Kelly and children, Morgan and Cole.
A graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, Fernald was a “Who’s Who Among American College and University Students” award recipient and graduated Cum Laude. He has 20 years of experience in banking and seven years of commercial lending experience. Scott has been actively involved in the Rockland Rotary Club, and in 2015, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow and was recognized with the Leadership Award for his service as the club’s Secretary, Sargent-at-Arms, a board member, and a regular volunteer.
About Camden National Bank’s Commercial Banking GroupCamden National Bank’s Commercial Banking Group has 21 commercial bankers located in 12 lending centers throughout Maine and New Hampshire. With a lending capacity of over $37 million for each relationship, the Commercial Banking team has broad experience in areas such as asset based lending, construction and commercial real estate development lending, equipment financing, and commercial mortgages. In addition, the team can meet all the financial needs of its customers with additional services such as business deposit products, merchant services, and extensive treasury management services. To learn more about Camden National Bank’s strength and expertise to complete everything from complex commercial loans to small-business and startup financing, please visit here.
About Camden National Bank
Camden National Bank is a full-service community bank that offers state-of-the-art online and mobile banking resources through a network of 63 branches and 85 ATMs in Maine, as well as lending offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Headquartered in Camden, Maine, the bank employs over 650 people who are dedicated to providing the best banking experience for customers every day. To learn more, visit here.