Encore Bank recently said that Janis Vargas brings 20 years of U.S. and international banking to her new post as vice president, commercial banking and SBA lending at Encore's Fort Myers office.
Encore Bank said Vargas’ story is one of determination to succeed . After earning her post-graduate degree in marketing from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Vargas moved to the U.S. without being able to speak English.
That was 12 years ago. Within a year, she had learned the language and was holding her first job in the U.S. as the branch manager of a bank. During the next decade, Vargas oversaw SBA and conventional commercial loans. As a business financing advisr for SCORE Naples, she gained extensive knowledge of the Southwest Florida region.
Encore Bank has two Naples branches, plus locations in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Sun City Center and Bonita Springs.