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Juan Esterripa Appointed Head of Commercial Banking at Amerant Bank

Amerant Bank, a community bank headquartered in Coral Gables, named Juan Esterripa to serve as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking. Esterripa will manage multiple business sectors, including commercial banking, commercial real estate, syndications, specialty finance, and treasury management. He will also promote business development across the bank and drive profitable growth.

“We are pleased to welcome Juan to Amerant as a member of our executive team,” Jerry Plush says, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank. “He is a well-recognized leader in the banking community here in Miami, with a proven track record of success.”

Esterripa is a seasoned banking professional with significant experience in commercial real estate and commercial banking. His expertise and industry knowledge has brought considerable value to the organizations with which he has worked, all while his insights and strategic vision have helped drive growth and profitability. Esterripa brings a wealth of professional expertise, having served in executive positions at City National Bank of Florida, Bci Financial Group; BankUnited; and Stonegate Bank, among others.

“I am delighted to be joining an organization with so much momentum and potential for growth,” Esterripa says. “Amerant’s commitment to excellence and innovation aligns with my professional goals, and I am excited to be a part of a dynamic and forward-thinking team.”

For more information about Amerant Bank, visit amerantbank.com.

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.