President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. D’Angelo has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since the Share Exchange. He has also served as the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its organization in 2006. Prior to Investar Bank’s organization, Mr. D’Angelo was manager of the private banking, small business banking, construction lending, brokerage and trust areas of Hibernia National Bank (the predecessor to Capital One Bank, N.A.) for more than six years in the East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, market. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. D’Angelo was president and director of Aegis Lending Corporation, a company with lending operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Babin joined the Bank in July, 2015 as its Chief Operations Officer, responsible for leading the advancement of workflow improvements and efficiency. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Babin served as Chief Information Officer of a large local bank headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He brings Investar over 20 years of banking experience to this bank.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hufft joined the Bank in February 2014 as its Chief Accounting Officer. In October 2015, he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Hufft served as the Vice President of Accounting at Amedisys, Inc., a publicly-traded home health and hospice company, from 2005 to February 2014. Mr. Hufft, a licensed certified public accountant, also spent seven years in public accounting, serving both public and privately-held clients in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit and Risk Management Officer
Mr. Lavergne has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since March 2013. He joined the Bank in July 2012 as our Chief Risk Management Officer, which position he still holds. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Lavergne was a Senior Examiner at the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions from September 2005 to July 2012. As an examiner, he primarily conducted safety and soundness examinations of Louisiana-chartered banks and bank holding companies located in the Baton Rouge region.