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Bibby Financial Services Bolsters Executive Team

December 14, 2016, 07:44 AM

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) North America announces the additions of Jeff Guldner as Chief Credit Officer and Bret Hill as Chief Finance Officer, along with the appointment of Jeff Morse to Chief Operations Officer. These new roles round out the company’s executive team, positioning Bibby Financial Services for strategic expansion and continued growth in 2017.

“2017 brings with it a new direction and growth strategy for our business,” says Ian Watson, CEO of Bibby Financial Services for North America. “We’re thrilled to have Jeff Guldner and Bret Hill joining us in these key executive positions and are excited to appoint Jeff Morse to his new role as COO. Together, this experienced team of credit, finance and risk management experts bring the insight and vision BFS needs to maintain its current growth trajectory and build upon the progress we’ve made as we head into a new year.”

Prior to joining BFS, Jeff Guldner served as Senior Vice President and Director of Loan Administration at Presidential Financial Corporation, underwriting transactions between $3 millio and $15 million. With almost 40 years in the lending business, Guldner has the right mix of hands-on experience and industry familiarity to lead the company’s credit department, where he will manage all functions surrounding underwriting and due diligence for new business in the company’s asset-based lending (ABL) group.

A seasoned finance professional, Bret Hill has almost 20 years of experience in the industry and most recently served as Division CFO for DR Horton, where he was responsible for managing all financial operations for the division as well as developing and implementing strategy and business plans. As CFO for Bibby Financial Services, Hill will lead all financial operations efforts for the company, providing strategy and growth recommendations to improve overall financial and operational performance.

Since joining BFS in 2013, Jeff Morse has successfully managed the company’s risk portfolio for small- to mid-market lending as Director of Risk. A skilled leader with more than 35 years of experience supporting businesses in a variety of risk management roles, he will now take on a more strategic role for BFS as COO. Morse will be responsible for providing strategic operational direction to executive management as the company expands its operations and processes to meet the needs of its growing client base. Morse is known for finding creative solutions to complex funding situations, a skill which will play a vital role in helping the company realize its long-term growth strategy.

The appointments of these three executives help round out BFS’s well-qualified leadership team as the company further expands its asset-based lending, factoring and transportation finance services. The wealth of experience and industry knowledge these new executives provide will ensure BFS is on target to meet its strategic plans for continued growth in the coming year.

Bibby Financial Services is a leading independent financial services partner to more than 9,500 businesses worldwide providing more than $1 billion in funding globally. With over 40 operations in 14 countries spanning Europe, North America and Asia, Bibby provides asset-based lending and factoring solutions to help businesses grow in domestic and international markets. Established in 2001, Bibby Financial Services North America has seven offices in the U.S. and Canada that support businesses in virtually any industry.

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