Culminating a months-long transition in leadership for Weston, Florida-based FCB Financial Holdings Inc., Jennifer Simons will become Florida Community Bank’s CFO as of March 1, while current CFO Paul Burner continues as the firm’s finance director.
“We are deeply grateful to Paul for his many contributions to FCB over the years, and we are equally pleased to be filling this key position through an internal promotion from within our finance team,” FCB President and CEO Kent Ellert said. “Jennifer Simons has demonstrated strong leadership and deep experience in her role as deputy CFO. I have every confidence that Jennifer will continue to excel as a business partner and continue to elevate the organization through her leadership in the role of CFO.”
Simons became deputy CFO in July 2015, having joined the firm in 2014 as chief accounting officer. Bringing over two decades of practice, she previously served as VP and senior manager at PNC Financial Services Group. Additionally, Simons held executive positions with TCF National Bank, GMAC Residential Capital and GE Capital Fleet Services. She is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and a Certified Public Accountant.
“Helping build FCB has been an amazing experience, as well as a significant highlight of my career,” Burner said. “FCB is well positioned for the future, and I look forward to working with Jennifer and team for the remainder of the year to ensure a smooth transition and support FCB's strategic business objectives.”