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International Factoring Association Names Auchinachie New Director of Development

December 10, 2012, 07:02 AM

The International Factoring Association (IFA) has announced that Darla Auchinachie has joined the organization as director of development. Her duties will include managing the Account Executive Certification Program, working with attorneys to establish Legal Compendium, facilitating IFA classes and assisting new and experienced factors, banks and lenders improve their knowledge base and operational efficiency through personalized consulting. Additionally, she will work with other factoring organizations globally to promote the industry and explore issues that affect the factoring community.

Well-known in the industry, she has been heavily involved in the IFA’s annual conferences and educational seminars as a guest speaker and panelist. “We’re very excited to have her aboard,” said Bert Goldberg, executive director. “This
newly created position will increase our capability to grow our membership and serve our members.  Darla has jumped in quickly and already begun work on marketing the 19th Annual Factoring Conference, to be held April 24th through April 27th at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL.”

“I am thrilled to become part of such an important organization and to be able to focus on being of service to the working capital finance community.  I look forward to working alongside Bert and Heather as well as the IFA member community,” Auchinachie said.

Auchinachie has been an active member of the working capital finance industry since 1992. Originally for the then asset-based lender First Capital Corp where she helped establish their factoring division. Since that time, she has worked in various roles that have included executive level positions. She has also provided consulting services to commercial finance companies focusing on best practices in portfolio management. Auchinachie holds the honor of maintaining a top-rated speaker status for the IFA.

Immediately prior to joining the IFA, Auchinachie was vice president at Bridge Bank in San Jose, CA. She led a team that managed a segment of Bridge Bank’s Capital Finance Division’s ABL Portfolio, with client facilities ranging from $1 million to $15 million, including early stage and established companies.

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