Doeren Mayhew, a top 100 CPA and advisory firm, has added Alex Yarber, CPA, CFE, CRC to its national Financial Institutions Group practice. With more than 23 years’ experience in financial institution lending operations, Yarber brings extensive knowledge in commercial, indirect and consumer lending to the group’s expansive lending service line-up.

A graduate from Michigan State University, Yarber began his career as a commercial relationship manager for a large regional bank and spent the next 13 years performing commercial and retail loan advisory services for community banks, credit unions and CUSOs through Doeren Mayhew, as well as his own consulting company, The Yarber Group. He has worked with portfolios exceeding $1.5 billion. Additionally, Yarber has experience testifying as an expert witness in indirect lending matters. Most recently he was the vice president of lending at Astera Credit Union in Lansing, Mich.

Taking on his new role as a commercial & retail lending senior manager on April 4, 2016, Yarber will evaluate credit risk management systems, help clients determine product line pricing and profitability, assist in developing sound underwriting policies and procedures, create loan growth strategies to help build a sustainable portfolio of lending products and much more.

“We are excited to have Alex rejoin Doeren Mayhew’s Financial Institutions Group to assist clients in the credit-risk management process,” said Robin D. Hoag, CPA, CGMA, CMC, a shareholder in the Financial Institutions Group. “His high-caliber skillset related to commercial, consumer and indirect lending will round-out Doeren Mayhew’s powerhouse of intellectual capital and lending experience.”

Holding the designation of being Credit Risk Certified 080, Yarber is an active member of the Risk Management Association, as well as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.