âWe are extremely pleased that Martin Zorn will bring his 3 decades of banking experience to Kamakura Corporation and to our clients,â said Kamakura founder and Chairman Dr. Donald R. van Deventer. âMartin has served as chief financial officer for two publicly listed banking companies, experience that is very important as Kamakura grows rapidly and has the opportunity to consider an initial public offering. Kamakuraâs Board of Directors and shareholders are gratified that Martin has agreed to join the Kamakura team.â
âMartin Zorn is one of the smartest senior banking clients that Kamakura has had in its 21 year history,â said Warren A. Sherman, Kamakura President and chief operating officer. âWhen you combine Martinâs intellectual firepower with his long experience in commercial lending and his consensus building skills, you have a new member of the team who will play a big role in helping our clients move from common practice risk management to best practice risk management in Kamakuraâs third decade in the risk business.â
Prior to joining Tennessee Commerce Bancorp, Mr. Zorn spent 8 years at Integra Bank Corporation in Evansville, Indiana. At the time of his departure he was chief operating officer, chief financial officer and corporate secretary. He chaired the corporate asset and liability committee and was the executive liaison to the Board Audit and ALCO committees. While in Evansville he was also a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Indiana where he was an instructor in investments and business finance. Mr. Zorn was with Wachovia Corporation from 1980 to 2001. Mr. Zornâs early years with Wachovia were spent in the systems and marketing departments before transitioning to corporate banking. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Zorn served as senior vice president and manager of the Southwest District, based in Dallas, focusing on middle market and large corporate lending. Mr. Zorn was in Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina focused on corporate banking and capital markets before moving to the Washington DC region for Wachovia. Notably while in Raleigh he established an emerging growth and technology banking practice and in Washington, he managed 325 employees and 30 offices in Northern Virginia across 7 lines of business, including commercial, retail, investment and private banking, commercial real estate, small business and dealer finance.
Mr. Zorn began his career as a systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems and Third National Bank in Nashville.
Mr. Zorn has been an active business and community leader and looks forward to continuing his involvement in economic development, educational and philanthropic activities in his new home. Mr. Zorn is a 1977 graduate of Vanderbilt University in economics and business administration. He pursued studies at the masters level in finance at the University of Texas at Dallas and received his executive management certification in 1998 from Duke Universityâs Fuqua School of Business.