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Siena Lending Hires McKernan to Expand Originations Platform

May 27, 2015, 08:02 AM

Siena Lending Group continues to expand its asset-based platform with today’s announcement of the hiring of Chris McKernan as Director New Business Originations – Western Region. McKernan, a highly seasoned ABL veteran, will be joining Scott Elliotto and Stephen Fuscaldo on the origination team, focusing on originating transactions and new banking partners, primarily in the Western Region of the United States.

His previous experience includes over 28 years originating new asset based lending transactions at First Capital, LaSalle Business Credit, Marquette Business Credit and its predecessors Guaranty Business Credit and Finova Capital. He is active in the Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth and the Commercial Finance Association. He holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon and will be based in Seattle, WA.
Siena Lending Group is an independent commercial finance company offering asset based loans between $2 million and $25 million to small-and middle-market businesses across the United States. Siena also offers a turn-key service 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 and flexible solutions, while allowing its customers to maintain a relationship with their own banks. Siena’s management team is experienced, inventive, dependable, entrepreneurial, and highly regarded within the industry. The team averages over 20 years each of experience and has transacted over $12 billion in facilities.

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