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Crestmark Adds Five New Members to Sales Team, Promotes Allman to Lead Western Region Sales

August 23, 2022, 07:58 AM

Crestmark, the Commercial Finance division of Pathward, formerly known as MetaBank, announced the addition of five new members to its sales team, and the promotion of Dean Allman.

Allman joined Crestmark in 2018 as a national account executive, and now represents Crestmark Equipment Finance as the western region sales manager. He is based in Reno, Nevada, and reports to James Farrell, national sales manager. His consistent success in delivering strategic solutions for clients across a diverse industry base, as well as the experience and insight he provides the team, have led to this new role within the group leadership. Allman initially came to Crestmark from SunTrust Equipment Finance and Leasing Corporation, where he served as regional leasing director. Previously, he worked for Cisco Systems Capital, where he was financial solutions manager; Dell Financial Services, where he was account manager; and Sun Microsystems Inc., where he was regional leasing manager. Allman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University Northridge in Los Angeles, California.

Richard Bollinger and William Houng Jr. have joined Crestmark Equipment Finance as national account executives and are based in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, respectively. Both report to Allman and, as part of the development team for the Equipment Finance group, they will be responsible for providing financing solutions and an improved customer experience across the large ticket equipment client base.

Bollinger brings more than 20 years of experience in equipment finance, working with growing companies to understand their debt needs. Before joining Crestmark, he was a senior vice president at 36th Street Capital, where he was responsible for direct sourcing of equipment deals nationwide. Prior to 36th Street Capital, Bollinger was at CapX Partners (now Accord Financial) for 16 years, where he held roles as controller, and in underwriting, documentation, and portfolio. Bollinger earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and is a registered certified public accountant (CPA).

Houng’s professional career in equipment finance spans over 12 years, delivering client solutions with a focus on business development, lease structuring and credit underwriting.  His most recent experience includes five years at SLR Equipment Finance as vice president. Prior to that, he served as regional sales manager with Summit Funding Group, Inc. and senior account executive at California First National Bank. Houng has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California Riverside in Riverside, California.

Robert Abraham, Andrew Disch and Nicholas Wagner have joined Crestmark as business development officers in the working capital group, and will be responsible for business development of the company’s commercial lending offerings.  

Abraham is based in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, and reports to Mark Collins, eastern division sales manager. Abraham brings more than 20 years’ experience in asset-based, middle-market and factoring transactions, operations management research and analysis and financial products to the business. Most recently, he served as vice president at Entrepreneur Growth Capital, where he originated asset-based transactions for two years. Prior to that, he served as asset-based lending, vice president for Signature Bank. Abraham earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Disch is based in Edina, Minnesota, and reports to Rich Flamang, western division sales manager. Disch brings 20 years’ experience in finance and lending to the business. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, nationwide lending at SLR Business Credit, where he provided working capital solutions to small and mid-sized businesses in a broad range of industries nationwide, including asset-based lending, factoring and inventory and equipment financing for eight years. Prior to that, he was business development manager at ProfitStars. Disch earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wagner is based in Denver, Colorado, and also reports to Flamang. Wagner brings 18 years’ experience in business development, financial analysis and leadership to the business. Most recently, he served as vice president, business development officer at UMB Bank for two years. Prior to that, he was a regional market manager, business development officer at Amerisource Business Capital. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management and Marketing Management from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“These gentlemen each uniquely bring the expertise our growing team requires to meet our commitment to provide financial opportunity for all,” said Farrell. “Their acumen, integrity and service mentality are evident in every daily task and every inventive solution they create for clients. It’s a pleasure to have them represent that focus within the marketplace, and we look forward to their continued success.”

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