Brian F. Avril Appointed CFO of Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Brian F. Avril has joined the bank as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Avril brings nearly 25 years’ experience as CFO to Encore Bank, having served in that capacity in international, national and statewide banks around the state of Florida, with his most recent position at a bank specializing in business, association and professional banking. Prior to overseeing all aspects of that niche bank’s financial condition, as well as its operations, technology and human resources functions, Avril served as Senior Vice President and CFO of an institution focused on serving the financial services needs of nearly 1,000 of America’s credit unions.

Ray said, “Brian’s appointment as CFO is another tremendous milestone for Encore Bank, which is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth. We’re excited to bring an expert on board with such a long, varied career and who is dedicated to the extreme focus on customer service that Encore offers as a community bank.”

Avril said, “Encore Bank is a leader in community banking that is expanding its services in response to its knowledge of the region and the changing needs of its residents. I look forward to providing innovative solutions to exceed expectations in Southwest Florida, something Encore in uniquely equipped to do.”

Avril’s appointment comes on the heels of the news that Encore Bank increased its income in the first quarter of 2014 by nearly 95 percent, compared to the same quarter last year. Many more announcements regarding its performance and expansion are expected soon.

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 Member FDIC
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