Home in the Middle: Finding a Role on a Complex Continuum

After a 26-year career working on both regional and global enterprises, Gordon Brothers Finance CEO Gene Martin brings an optimistic work ethic to the middle market.

Jon Lucas Looks Back At a Satisfying Career

Jon Lucas talks with ABF Journal about his time with CIT and the career in the commercial finance industry.

The Facts About Factoring: How CIT Commercial and Its New President, Marc Heller, Have Evolved

Last January CIT Commercial Services named industry veteran Marc Heller president of the division, succeeding Jon Lucas. Heller responds to ABF Journal’s questions, provides insights into his personal experiences in factoring and offers some history of the industry and a look ahead.

The Small and Swift Advantage — Hana Business Capital Serves the Lower Middle Market at Light Speed

Newly appointed chief risk officer, Albert D. Perez shares the threefold process that Hana Business Capital plans to employ in its quest to cater to the underserved lower middle market. Thanks to the small size, depth of knowledge and experience of his team, Perez says Hana has decision making speed unrivaled by competitors.

Privately Owned and Ready to Grow: Miller’s ABL Journey Takes Him Back to Rosenthal & Rosenthal

When Rob Miller took over as the head of the asset based lending group at Rosenthal & Rosenthal at the end of March, it marked a homecoming for the 30-year veteran of the financial services industry. In the months that followed, Miller has assessed the portfolio of the privately-owned company and positioned it for a “limitless future.”

Realigning for the Global Customer: WFCF’s New Team Talks Action Imperatives

ABF Journal caught up with the newly-appointed leadership team at Wells Fargo Capital Finance to discuss their plans for the recently realigned Corporate Finance, Industries and Global Capital Solutions groups. With a continued focus on growth and customer financial success, the team shares their plan of action for the first 90 days — and for any challenges they may encounter on the road ahead.

Innovative Growth Strategies — Citizens Business Capital Growing Through Holistic Solutions

In his six years leading Citizens Bank’s ABL unit, Citizens Business Capital, Chris Carmosino has targeted his efforts on commercial bank alignment and expanding the lending group’s offerings within the larger scope of the bank, to provide clients with holistic solutions encompassing all aspects of the debt capital structure.

Santander’s Key Weapon for Growth — Spada Tackles the ABL Market

As Albert Spada, managing director/head of ABL for Santander, readies to take on the ABL market, he reflects on the decisions in his past that led him to where he is, the road to leadership and his plans for 2015.

Strategic Acquisition to Drive Profits: MB Business Capital’s Michael Sharkey Sees Bright Future for Rebranded ABL

In this Q&A with Michael Sharkey, the president of MB Business Capital discusses plans for the newly rebranded commercial bank, formerly Cole Taylor Business Capital, following MB Financial’s acquisition of Taylor Capital Group in August 2014. Sharkey aims to steer MB Business Capital toward becoming one of the country’s top ABLs.

New Asset Management Vehicle… Harnessing a Market Opportunity

Walter Owens, CEO of Varagon Capital Partners, talks about co-founding the one-stop asset manager, providing transparency to build confidence in sponsors and investors, and solidifying the reputation of his new team by financing solutions up and down the capital structure.