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Newtek Business Credit Names as Gary Taylor President, COO

April 28, 2015, 08:03 AM

Newtek Business Services announced that it has hired Gary T. Taylor who joines Newtek Business Services Corp. as President and Chief Operating Officer of Newtek Business Credit, one of the Company's wholly owned portfolio companies, which provides receivable financing, revolving lines of credit and billing management services.  Taylor has over 30 years' of extensive experience in lending, commercial/investment banking, specialty and structured finance, process improvement, credit operations, technology integration and portfolio management.

Most recently, he was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at CIT Bank Small Business Lending where he managed the department engaged in loan underwriting and processing, servicing and business analysis/reporting.  He also managed loan sales and the securitization process for more than $200 million of assets. Prior to that, Taylor was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Lehman Brothers Bank where he oversaw all elements of credit risk and evaluated assets for securitizations that comprised of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed classes.  Taylor spent over ten years at Moody's Investors Service as a Vice President where he assessed credit, legal and structural risks inherent to asset-backed securities involving consumer and commercial credit, and assigned appropriate ratings.  He was also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events during his tenure at Moody's Investor Service. Taylor spent over 5 years as Senior Vice President of Credit and Operations/Business Finance Division of AT&T Capital Corporation where he directed the credit and operations group of a rapidly growing small business lender.  While at AT&T Capital Corporation, he also developed and implemented business-oriented credit policies and procedures to effectively manage risk while steadily increasing volume. 

Barry Sloane, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newtek Business Services Corp. commented, "We are pleased to announce the addition of such a seasoned executive as Gary Taylor to our senior management team as President and Chief Operating Officer of Newtek Business Credit. With over 30 years' of experience in the areas of credit, lending, and finance at entities such as CIT Group, Lehman Brothers, Moody's and AT&T Capital, we expect he will make a significant contribution to our anticipated near-term expansion of Newtek Business Credit's financing activities into areas of inventory finance, health insurance receivables and SBA 504 loans. Gary joining our senior management team is yet another example of how we are shaping our organization with the best talent and expertise to expand our recognition and growth as a BDC."

Taylor is a graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry, with a BS in Business with honors.  He also completed the Credit Development Program with Chase Manhattan Bank and attended Columbia University's Executive Education, Institute of Lease Management.

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