Vice President – Trade Finance Administration Manager
A dedicated professional with over 25 years of solid results, driven experience in International and domestic banking Operations. In depth knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections and Export and Import Government Bank programs. Detailed oriented, directive, communication and organization skills. Team building abilities. Customer service excellence.
1998 to 2017
Member of the conversion team and responsible of the merge transition of the Trade Finance Department from 1st United Bank to Valley National Bank.
Managed and directed up to 10 associates, communicated tactfully and effectively with team.
Analyzed Letters of Credit process and developed new procedures to decrease turnaround and increase customer satisfaction.
Boosted team productivity by approximately 40 percent.
Monitored all Trade Finance products.
Provided guidelines to lenders, officers and customers related to Trade Finance products.
Ensured all policies and procedures are being followed uniformly by staff when processing transactions.
Made sure all documentation adheres to the Ex-Im Bank Insurance policy.
Calculate over and underpricing for all Trade Finance products.
In charge of filing electronic claims for the Export and Import Bank of the United States.
Approved Standby Letter of Credit wording for the Bank.
Released Commercial Letters of Credit and Documentary Collection transactions.
Reviewed monthly reconciliations of General Ledger accounts for the department.
Ensured of Outstanding trial audit reports.
Vice President – Branch Support Operations Manager
Managed the review of branch transactions reports, making sure to obtain all required documentation for auditing purposes.
Ensured the proper clearing of the General Ledger suspense account for branches.
Supervised ATM Card Processing
Reviewed Regulation E disputes processing
ATM general ledgers reconciliation
Supervise Dormant accounts process
1993 to 1998
Assigned workflow and maintained control of priorities.
Issued, confirmed, amended and negotiated Commercial and Standby Letters of Credit.
1987 to 1993
Processed all type of Letters of Credit and Documentary Collections.