Santa Cruz County Bank hires Chief Operating Officer Shamara van der Voort


Ms. van der Voort has 25 years of banking experience with extensive experience in banking and branch operations, customer service management, sales and cash management / treasury services. His expertise in operations includes redesigning structures to increase efficiency and creating metrics and reports to measure efficiency and functions. Its focus on customer experience best practices includes the acquisition and implementation of leading edge products and services encompassing commercial cards, commercial services, wireline and ACH operations and banking and Internet / electronic implementations, while assessing the needs of customers and prospects.

Early in her career, Ms. van der Voort established herself as an expert in treasury services / cash management and risk management, taking on roles of increasing responsibility and gaining experience in product deployment. , conversions and strategic planning within large regional and national banks.

Most recently, Ms. van der Voort held a leadership role at Pacific Mercantile Bank where she was responsible for operations and customer experience, and responsible for leading, coaching and developing a team of over 40 employees in all facets of operations, loans and customer service. . His career includes extensive experience in management, branch operations, customer service, risk management and treasury management.

Ms. van der Voort graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Commenting on her new appointment, Ms. van der Voort said: “I am extremely excited and proud to join Santa Cruz County Bank. I am honored to be a part of the leadership team and to work with so many amazing people across the organization. I look forward to leveraging my experience and skills to further contribute to the Bank’s already strong reputation and its positive impact on the communities we serve. “

Krista snelling, President and CEO said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Shamara as COO and valued member of our management team. His expertise in overseeing operations and customer experience is a winning combination for our most successful community bank. looking forward to his contributions to the Bank and improving the customer experience in the communities we serve. “

Ms van der Voort is based at the Bank’s headquarters in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz County Bank was founded in 2004. It is a premier, locally owned and operated full service community bank headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. The bank has branches located at Aptos, Capitol, Cupertino, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. What sets Santa Cruz County Bank apart from “big banks” is its relationship service, problem-solving approach, and direct access to decision-makers. The bank is one of the major lenders of the SBA in Santa Cruz County and Silicon Valley and one of the major USDA lenders in the state of California. As a full-service bank, Santa Cruz County Bank offers competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals; including business loans, lines of credit, commercial real estate finance, construction loans, farm loans, SBA and USDA government guaranteed loans, credit cards, merchant services, deposit capture remote, mobile and online banking, bill payment and cash management. True to its community roots, Santa Cruz County Bank has supported regional well-being by actively participating and donating to local nonprofit organizations.

Santa Cruz County Bank shares are listed on the OTCQX market under the symbol SCZC. For more information about the Santa Cruz County Bank, visit

This press release may contain forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, as well as competition in the areas of business in which the Bank operates. its activities, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the control of the Bank. These risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the full year to differ materially from those shown. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which represent the views of management only as of the date hereof. The Bank does not undertake to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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