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Delaware Power Moves: Seedcopa + SeedcoDE tap Fulton Bank exec to lead biz dev

Plus, WSFS gets a new chief investment officer and Landmark Science & Engineering makes two executive-level hires.

The WSFS building seen from the Riverfront. ( Quinn)

As summer bears down, Delaware’s tech, business and education sectors have seen a month of new hires, promotions, pivots and honors. One of the state’s core sectors, finance, has had some especially notable moves, including at Seedcopa + SeedcoDE and WSFS.

Details on the state’s latest Power Moves are below the chart, our monthly look at the state of the local tech skills.

Former Fulton Bank Exec named SVP of Seedcopa + SeedcoDE

Seedcopa + SeedcoDE, a lending services company for businesses in Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania, announced that Holly Graver, previously senior vice president of business development for the Brandywine Division of Fulton Bank, is its new Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer. Graver is a resident of Millsboro, DE and West Chester, PA.

“If you do business in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, then you likely already know Holly from her highly respected work enhancing relationships with bankers, accountants, attorneys and additional business leaders while forging deep connections and support for her community,” said Seedcopa + SeedcoDE Managing Director Sherwood Robbins in an announcement on the company’s blog.

Seedcopa + SeedcoDE is a leading provider of SBA 504 loans, the Small Business Administration’s fixed-rate loan program for small- to mid-sized business owners. Those loans complement more conventional commercial loans that Seedcopa + SeedcoDE helps to facilitate for its clients through local banks and credit unions.

WSFS trust company has a new senior VP and CIO

WSFS announced that Jasmine Yu, former managing director and head of global manager research at Bank of New York Mellon Wealth & Investment Management, has been hired as its new senior vice president and chief investment officer with WSFS subsidiary Bryn Mawr Capital Management, based in Greenville.

“I am especially excited about the opportunity to elevate our offerings in alternative investments and private markets with increased sophistication,” said Yu, a mentor for the 30% Club Mission Gender Equity Program, in a press release.

Landmark Science & Engineering adds two new execs

Landmark Science & Engineering is a Newark-headquartered consulting firm specializing in environmental sciences, civil and water resources engineering and land surveying in Delaware and Maryland. It announced the hiring of Kristin Freebery as business development and marketing manager and Matthew Singleton as a civil designer.

Freeberry, who joined Landmark in April with a 25-year history in civil engineering and consulting in Delaware, replaces Janet Pippert, who is retiring from Landmark after 19 years with the firm.

Singleton graduated from the civil engineering technology associate degree program at Delaware Technical Community College and is an American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials scholarship recipient.

More Power Moves:

  • Héc Maldonado-Reis, who served as the director of research development and analytics for Tech Impact’s Data Innovation Lab since 2021, now holds the position of director of impact strategy at Tech Impact.
  • Consultant Connect named Becky Harrington, vice president of business development for Delaware Prosperity Partnership, as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2024.
  • Newark-based GOLO, a wellness and weight loss company, won the Better Business Bureau Torch award.
  • Greg Plum, ecosystem expert and CompTIA faculty member is starting an additional position as certified orchestrator at PARTNERNOMICS.
  • Delaware State University has appointed Microsoft General Manager James L. Collins and ChristianaCare President and CEO Janice E. Nevin to its board of trustees.
  • Lisa Lawson has been named the new Brandywine School District Superintendent.
  • Capital School District Superintendent Vilicia Cade is stepping down, effective July 22. Assistant superintendent Victoir Cahoon will be the interim superintendent while the district seeks a new superintendent.
Companies: WSFS / Delaware State University / Fulton Bank / Tech Impact
Series: Power Moves

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