Investar: Welcomes Sheva DeMatteo as Commercial Relationship Manager

Investar Welcomes Sheva DeMatteo as Head of Commercial Relations

March 15, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana – Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) recently hired New Orleans native Sheva DeMatteo as Director of Commercial Relations, Vice President. DeMatteo has nearly 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined Investar most recently from Capital One where DeMatteo was a private and investment banker serving the needs of individuals, professionals and commercial clients in the New Orleans market.

As Business Relationship Manager, DeMatteo is responsible for providing commercial clients, business owners and individuals with exceptional products and services to effectively operate and grow their businesses through loans, deposits, cash management and all other banking services.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sheva to our team in New Orleans, and in particular to have her in our St. Charles Ave. branch to deliver the Investar brand of relationship-focused banking,” said Stephen. Wessel, Eastern Region President, Investar. “With Sheva’s knowledge of the New Orleans community and our local industries, I know he will provide customers and potential customers with a brilliant banking experience,” Wessel continued.

DeMatteo holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans. A long-time resident of New Orleans, he is active in the community supporting religious and social organizations. He loves to travel, cook and spend time with his family and friends.

Photo caption: Sheva DeMatteo, Head of Commercial Relations/VP, Investar, New Orleans Market


Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: ISTR), parent company of wholly owned subsidiary Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”), had total assets of approximately $2.4 billion as of December 31, 2021. Investar is a bank full-service community headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, providing comprehensive banking products and services to individuals and businesses for 15 years. The Bank has 33 branches serving several markets in southern Louisiana, Texas and Alabama. Investar Bank NMLS ID # 481188. Equal Housing Lender. FDIC member. To learn more, visit


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