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Business First Bank selects Scott Padurean as Chief Accounting Officer

Louisiana’s premier, forward-thinking community bank, Business First Bank, engaged Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Team to recruit and present a new Chief Accounting Officer. Chartwell Partners announces that Scott D. Padurean, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Manager at IBERIABANK Corporation was selected for the role.

Scott brings extensive accounting experience dating back to 2009. From developing new corporate accounting policies to leading communication on financial projections and results, this combination of skills rooted in accounting has distinguished Scott in his career. Promoted across several positions within the accounting department, he developed a comprehensive knowledge of the complexities of the accounting needs of an organization. His leadership and communication skills were honed by his frequent cross-department communication within each company. These skills were exemplified in his management of financial liaisons for corporate services, equipment and asset finance, capital markets, and loan syndication business units.

In his most recent role, Scott has served as VP Accounting Policy Manager and SVP Corporate Finance Manager at IBERIABANK Corporation, Director of Accounting Policy and Research at Walter Investment Management Corporation, and VP Accounting Policy and Research Manager at Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

“Scott’s knowledge of accounting, tax, and public company reporting policies coupled with his background of leadership was exactly what Business First Bank was looking for,” remarked Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell’s financial services practice.

Chartwell Partners is a national, retained boutique search firm specializing in executive leadership recruitment. Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 and is comprised of expert teams to serve a range of industries from its principal offices in Dallas and Chicago. Chartwell’s Financial Services Team leads executive search engagements for Financial Institutions with $500M to $100B+ in assets, such as Regional Banks, Commercial and Community Banks, Private Banking, and Wealth Management Firms. Industry knowledge and network access drive the Financial Services team’s process to recruit senior executives for culture compatibility and leadership longevity. Chartwell’s Financial Services team completed 32 executive recruitments in 2017.

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