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BayFirst in Florida appoints new president, CEO

BayFirst Financial in St. Petersburg, Fla., has a new president and CEO.

The $1.1 billion-asset company said in a press release that Robin Oliver became its president and Thomas Zernick was named CEO, effective Jan. 1.

Zernick succeeded Anthony Leo, who retired but remains a director and will serve as a part-time consultant. Oliver succeeded Zernick as president.

Oliver had been chief operating officer.

“It is my great pleasure to announce these two promotions,” Anthony Saravanos, BayFirst’s chairman, said in the release. “With proven track records of success, I am confident Tom and Robin will lead the company to continued growth and profitability in the years to come.”

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