Executive Team

John J. D’Angelo

President and Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Linda M. Crochet

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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Ms. Crochet joined the Bank in January 2019 as the Greater Baton Rouge Loan Portfolio President. In October 2021, she assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer of the Company and the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Crochet served as Senior Director of Credit Process and Technology within the Credit Risk Management department of Capital One Bank from 2005 to 2018. Ms. Crochet also spent 21 years at Hibernia National Bank, which was acquired by Capital One Bank in 2005, in various roles that include credit underwriting, credit policy, lending, and investor relations.

Christopher L. Hufft

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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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.

Jeffrey W. Martin

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

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Mr. Martin joined the Bank in April 2020 as the Business Banking Director. In October 2021, he assumed the role of Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as a Commercial Banking Executive for Regions Bank. He has over 28 years of banking experience, including senior roles in credit risk management, special assets, business development strategy and commercial banking.