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Chrissanthos Joins Bank of the West’s Asset-Based Lending Team

March 04, 2016, 08:02 AM

Bank of the West announced that Kalee Chrissanthos has joined the Bank's Commercial Banking Group as the Asset-Based Lending (ABL) team's managing director and business development officer. In this role, Chrissanthos will be responsible for identifying companies in need of ABL solutions across the country, drawing on her extensive network of relationships and deep syndications experience.

"Kalee joining Bank of the West is an important step in continuing to strengthen and expand our ABL team and capability," said Ted Dunn, executive vice president in charge of syndications and ABL in Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group. "Having a seasoned executive join our team allows us to continue to deliver smart, customized financing solutions for companies seeking financial flexibility."

Chrissanthos joins Bank of the West from Wells Fargo Capital Finance where she spent the last 14 years structuring and syndicating ABL transactions. She will add further depth and breadth to the expertise of the existing ABL team, which includes Tony Lee, managing director, Bruce Chik, director, and Christine From, vice president.

Bank of the West's ABL experts help deliver liquidity solutions for companies in need of working capital support beyond traditional bank financing. With 100-plus years of combined ABL experience, it uses an in-depth understanding of collateral and cash flow cycles to help build customized solutions for companies undergoing growth through new products or market expansion, high leverage, potential acquisitions, and recapitalizations or turnarounds.

Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group team meets the rapidly changing needs of growing businesses with annual revenues of $25 million and higher. With specialized sector expertise, the Group anticipates and tackles the challenges businesses face in industries including agriculture, healthcare, commercial real estate, manufacturing, religious institutions, and technology.

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