Assistant Vice President
Mr. Puente joined SouthStar Capital in 2020 as Assistant Vice President. He is responsible for the Jacksonville, FL market, where his role is to create and develop commercial lending opportunities with small to medium sized businesses. He brings a background in finance, banking, and commercial lending.
Prior to joining SouthStar, Mr. Puente owned his own commercial lending consulting business. Before Mr. Puente opened his business, he held various roles in financial and operational analytics and client relationship management.
Mr. Puente graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Psychology and an MBA from Florida Southern College. Mr. Puente lives in Ponte Vedra, FL.