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Rodrigue Joins First Growth Capital as National Sales Manager

April 30, 2013, 08:07 AM

First Growth Capital, a division of First Capital, announced the hiring of Daniel Rodrigue as senior vice president and national sales manager. Rodrigue will be based out of the First Growth Capital headquarters in Boynton Beach and will be responsible for its Business Development program and marketing activities to meet the working capital credit needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

Rodrigue has almost 15 years in management, product cross-selling, market development, credit, and business development. Prior to joining First Growth Capital, Rodrigue was head of sales for the Southern Region with Bibby, specializing in Account Receivable Funding. Other previous positions included, COO/ Business Development Director at Onyx Ventures, Chief Marketing Officer at United Credit and Chief Marketing Officer at MPRIZ Holdings. 

“We’re excited to be adding an individual such as Daniel to lead our sales team,” said Jay Atkins, president of First Growth Capital.  “Daniel has extensive experience in establishing new markets. His experience in the market and business development will help increase First Growth Capital’s origination platform.”

Rodrigue stated, “I look forward to guiding the Business Development Team and leading the growth on a nation-wide basis. First Growth Capital has fantastic growth opportunities by having the ability to offer a wide variety of funding options to market and provide  responsive service.”

Rodrigue studied at Southwestern AG University and is a member of ACG, CFA, Risk Management Association, Turnaround Management Association, and the World Trade Center of New Orleans serving on its International Business Committee.

First Capital provides working capital financing typically ranging from $2 million to $25 million primarily to small and middle-market entrepreneurs with annual sales ranging from $10 million to $250 million. Credit facilities are in the form of asset-based loans or factoring arrangements.

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