Daily News: May 20, 2014

Gartner Named President of Newtek Business Credit

Newtek Business Services announced that it has attracted and retained the talents of two senior executives, Susan Streich and Harold Gartner.

Harold Gartner joins Newtek as president and chief operating officer of Newtek Business Credit. As a structured finance professional, Gartner brings nearly 30 years of experience in receivables finance, asset-based lending, factoring, warehouse lending, asset-backed securitization, principal finance, whole loan acquisitions, and corporate M&A.

Gartner’s career includes executive management positions at Morgan Stanley, Chase Manhattan, Nomura Securities International, Daiwa Securities America, ING Capital Markets, and as a small business owner, retained consultant to major institutional clients in the U.S. Capital Markets and Receivables Servicing industries. Gartner will be based in the company’s West Hempstead, NY location.

Streich will be joining Newtek Business Services and Newtek Small Business Finance, a nationally licensed SBA 7(a) lender, as chief risk officer and chief compliance officer.

Streich has over 30 years of experience as an executive-level finance professional with extensive experience initiating and leading national small business lending departments ensuring their compliance with federal and corporate requirements. Streich comes to Newtek from Booz Allen Hamilton where she served as a senior advisor, project lead and subject matter expert for multiple government clients, including the U.S. Department of Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and the State Small Business Credit Initiative Fund. Streich previously worked as a director at Capital One with an overall loan production exceeding $1.5 billion and as president of Transamerica Small Business Capital.