The board of directors of BayFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BAFN), the parent company of BayFirst National Bank, has named a new chief executive officer and a new president and chief operating officer.
Thomas Zernick was named chief executive officer and Robin Oliver was named president and chief operating officer, effective January 1.
Zernick was made a director of the company and joined the board, in February 2023, when he was appointed successor chief executive officer. He has served as president of the company since February 2022, and previously served as president of its CreditBench Division, which provides government-guaranteed lending to businesses nationwide. Zernick joined the company in 2016.
Oliver has held the role of chief operating officer of BayFirst since 2022. She has been a key player in the company’s operational decision-making, and strategy, since joining the team in 2018.
Anthony N. Leo, the most recent CEO, remains at BayFirst as director of the company and will serve as a part-time consultant for strategic matters.