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Siena Lending Hires Palomino, Expands Origination Capabilities

September 29, 2016, 07:42 AM

Siena Lending Group announced Maria Palomino has joined as Senior Vice President New Business Originations -- Western Region, based out of Los Angeles. In this position, she will be focused on originating middle market transactions and new bank partners, primarily across the Western U.S.

"We are pleased to welcome Maria to the team," said David Grende, President and CEO of Siena Lending Group. "Her broad network will help expand our origination capabilities in the Western U.S."

Prior to joining Siena, Palomino served as a senior agent with Euler Hermes, the world’s oldest and largest trade credit solutions provider. While at Euler, she was a platinum club recipient for two straight years. Palomino's experience also includes business development and account management positions with Xerox Corporation and Cisco Systems.

Palomino is a member of the Association of Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, Commercial Finance Association, Risk Management Association, and Women in Finance-South Bay. She holds a B.A. in International Business from both San Diego State University and the University of Viña del Mar in Chile.

She can be reached at 310-857-6072 or at 

Siena Lending Group is an independent commercial finance company offering asset-based loans between $1 million and $30 million to small and middle-market businesses across the United States. Siena also offers a turn-key servicing platform, which provides an attractive asset based product for community and regional banks that desire improved operating metrics and asset diversification.

Siena’s independence as a finance company allows innovative & flexible solutions, while allowing its customers to maintain a relationship with their own bank. Siena’s management team is experienced, innovative, dependable, entrepreneurial, and highly regarded within the industry. The team has, on average, 20 years each of experience and has transacted over $12 billion in facilities.

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