Category: ABF Journal Executive Profiles

A Shared Vision: Signature Bank’s New ABL Group Brings a Client-Focused Approach

ABF Journal contributing editor Howard Brod Brownstein chatted with Signature Bank’s new ABL group director, Robert Love, and his team: Wendy Nelson, Robert Wallace and Marissa Bianco Wych. The group — all of whom joined from Amalgamated Bank — share in Signature Bank’s client-focused approach and bring their expertise to the bank as it marks its entry into this specialized area.

Forging Strong Growth — Sterling Merges with Provident to Expand Reach

In April 2013, Provident New York Bancorp and Sterling Bancorp announced they were to merge in a transaction valued at $344 million. As Sterling’s CFO Howard Applebaum explains to ABF Journal contributing editor Howard Brod Brownstein, the ultimate goal of the union is to expand product offerings, footprint and client base — while maintaining the high level of customer service for which both banks are known.

Best of Both Worlds — Trade Capital & AR/PO Groups Join Forces at Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Under Stuart Brister’s leadership, the recently launched Commercial Services Division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance brings together the company’s trade capital business and AR/PO financing group under one umbrella, resulting in greater operational and marketing efficiencies and providing the opportunity to broaden the unit’s product offerings and geographic reach.