Daily News: April 17, 2014

Gemino Healthcare Hires Locher as Loan Origination MD

Gemino Healthcare Finance has expanded its sales team to meet the growing financial demands in the healthcare industry. Mark J. Locher recently joined Gemino as a managing director. Locher will be responsible for marketing and loan originations in the West Coast region as Gemino continues to broaden and solidify its presence among healthcare providers and financial intermediaries in this market.

Locher brings to Gemino more than 20 years of experience in the asset-based lending, commercial finance and banking industries. Prior to joining Gemino, his most recent experience was with Presidential Financial, NewStar Business Credit and BMO Capital Markets, serving as a senior origination professional in the West Coast markets.

Additionally, he has held lending and origination positions with Heller Financial’s Corporate Finance Group, GE Capital’s Merchant Banking Group, and National Bank of Canada. With expertise in sales, underwriting, due diligence and relationship management, Locher is an accomplished corporate finance professional and brings experience and knowledge to the Gemino team.

Mark O’Brien, EVP of Business Development and Underwriting for Gemino said, “We are excited to welcome Mark to our team. He brings about a tremendous amount of experience in healthcare lending and, more importantly, has a great reputation in the industry.”