COMPANY: Fidelity Bank of Florida
TITLE: Vice President/Commercial Lender
EDUCATION: B.S. in Finance from University of Central Florida
MBA from Webster University YEARS IN AREA: 16
YEARS AT COMPANY: 1.5
Lin DeGarmo joined Fidelity Bank of Florida, N.A., in December 2015 as vice president/commercial lender. His role includes developing and servicing prospective business customers in the Central Florida area by providing a variety of commercial, real estate and Small Business Administration loan products to fit their specific needs and help them attain their financial goals.
DeGarmo came to Fidelity Bank with 16 years of lending and banking experience throughout the Central Florida markets. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance at the University of Central Florida and, while working in the banking industry, his master’s degree in business administration at Webster University. He is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class of ’86 and is active in various organizations that support youth education and youth sports.
DeGarmo enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing and loves being on the water in his free time. He grew up in Brevard County, graduated from Merritt Island High School, and then relocated to Central Florida to further his education and begin a career in the banking industry. His profession led him to Fidelity Bank, where he is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to both the bank’s current and future clients.
When asked what advice he would give a business owner considering applying for a commercial loan, DeGarmo replied, “Always help the banker fully comprehend both your reason for needing a loan and a solid understanding of your business model and industry profile.”