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April Personnel Headlines

April 29, 2014, 03:00 PM

ABL Advisor presents the first in a new series of blogs summarizing industry personnel announcements covered in the Daily eNews Blast. April proved to be a busy month in our industry as readers will note from the number of announcements. Headlines are listed in chronological order beginning with the most recent announcements.

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Opus Bank Expands Technology Banking Team
Opus Bank announced that Doug Stewart has joined Opus Bank as Managing Director – Technology Banking. Stewart, a 25 -year banking veteran, is focused on expanding Opus’ Technology Banking client base.


Salus Capital Partners Announces New Team Members

Salus Capital Partners announced the following new hires: Brian T. Kennedy as Special Opportunities team leader and Matthew J. DeLoffi as VP of Risk Management and Collateral Oversight.


Z Capital Partners Expands Operating Partner Team

Z Capital Partners announced that it has named David Barr, Joyce Hrinya and John Dupuy as Partners on Z Capital's Operating Team. The Operating Team assists in conducting operational due diligence, building management teams and in value-creation initiatives for Z Capital's portfolio companies.


Oliver Joins Floridian Community Bank as Chief Lending Officer

Floridian Community Bank announced that Dan Oliver has joined the bank as Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer. He will also be a part of the bank’s management team. Oliver will work out of the bank’s main office in Davie and will oversee commercial lending activities.


Mackinac Commercial Credit Hires Marks in Eastern U.S. Market

Mackinac Commercial Credit is pleased to announce that David Marks has joined the firm. Marks will represent MCC on the East Coast and is based outside of Trenton, NJ. He will cover the corridor between Suburban New York through Philadelphia on to Baltimore.


Jonathan Weiss Named New Head of Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo & Company announced that banking veteran Jonathan G. Weiss has been named the new head of Wells Fargo Securities, effective May 15, 2014. Weiss, who is based in New York, will replace John Shrewsberry, who was recently named the company’s next Chief Financial Officer.


Reiter Joins TD Bank as Vice President, Senior Lender for Metro NYC

TD Bank has named Elana Reiter as Vice President, Senior Lender in New York City. She is responsible for working with middle-market companies throughout the NY Metro area to create customized banking solutions, including structuring loans to help finance working capital, growth and equipment purchases.


Bibby Financial Services Names Plater Managing Director, South

Bibby Financial Services announced Graham Plater has been promoted to the position of managing director of Bibby Financial Services, South.


Crestmark Hires Zachary Martin as VP, BDO in California

Crestmark announced the addition of Zachary Martin as Vice President, Business Development.  He will assist in expanding Crestmark’s California presence by providing asset-based lending to small to middle-market businesses.


Heritage Bank of Commerce Names Corporate Finance Division Head

Heritage Commerce Corp. announced Michael Hansen has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and will head the Corporate Finance Division of Heritage Bank of Commerce.


Gemino Healthcare Finance Hires Locher for West Coast Region

Mark J. Locher recently joined Gemino as a managing director. Locher will be responsible for marketing and loan originations in the west coast region as Gemino continues to broaden its presence among healthcare providers and financial intermediaries in this market.


TAB Bank Promotes Hatch to VP of Asset-Based Lending

TAB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Hatch to Vice President of Asset-Based Lending. Hatch will oversee all personnel, operations, and functions as it relates to TAB’s growing portfolio of asset-based loans, rediscount loans, and participations.


CIT Appoints Friant Managing Director of CIT Corporate Finance, Energy

CIT Group Inc. appointed Todd Friant Managing Director of CIT Corporate Finance, Energy, effective immediately. He will be responsible for leading the origination efforts for senior lending opportunities in the oilfield services and midstream sub-sectors.


Katon Appointed Head of Regions Bank Capital Markets

Regions Bank announced that Terry Katon has been appointed executive managing director and head of Regions Bank Capital Markets.


Prestige Capital Taps Lal and Maloney to Expand Services, Accommodate Growth

Prestige Capital Corporation, a nationwide factoring firm servicing businesses from one to hundred million dollars in sales,announced Dhruv Lal as its Midwest Regional Sales Director and Phil Maloney as its Southwest Regional Sales Director.


Stewart Joins FGI as Vice President of Business Development

FGI announced that Doug Stewart has joined the firm as Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Stewart will be responsible for business activity on the West Coast.


Joseph Miller III Joins Hilco Global as EVP, Business Development

Hilco Global announced it has hired Joseph (Joe) Miller as its newest Executive Vice President of business development. Miller joins Hilco Global having worked most recently at Lazard where he served as a Director in the Financial Restructuring Group.


Crestmark Hires Parks as West Coast Region Sales Manager

Crestmark announced the addition of Robert J. Parks as First Vice President, West Coast Region Sales Manager. He will further support small middle-market businesses throughout the west coast while reporting directly to National Sales Director, Ray Morandell.


Lightyear Capital Names Petrzela as Managing Director

Lightyear Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services investing announced the promotion of Michal Petrzela to managing director.


Olander to Lead First Tennessee Bank’s Southwestern Expansion

Long-time Houston banker Gary Olander will be the Houston market president for First Tennessee, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp.


Wells Fargo Names Sloan to Head Wholesale Banking Group

Wells Fargo & Company announced today that Timothy J. Sloan, the company’s current chief financial officer and a senior executive vice president, will become head of the Wholesale Banking group, effective May 15, 2014.


First Niagara Names Saffire EVP of Commercial Financial Services

First Niagara Financial Group named Joseph Saffire to serve as executive vice president, commercial financial services.


Citibank Appoints Technology Banking Veteran Jenar as Silicon Valley Market President

Citibank announced the appointment of Thierry Jenar as Market President for Silicon Valley, CA. Jenar will collaborate with Citi teams across the Silicon Valley area as well as community stakeholders, businesses, civic organizations and government partners.

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