Aurora Capital Group announced it hired Steven D. Smith as partner, and also announced the promotions of Michael J. Marino to partner at Aurora Private Equity and Ryan McCarthy to partner at Aurora Resurgence.
First Growth Capital announced the hiring of Jeffrey T. Reynolds as vice president in the Chicago and surrounding Midwest region. Previously, he worked with Franklin Capital Network, Silicon Valley Bank, Oxford Capital and Bank One.
HSBC North America Holdings announced the appointment of Stephen Bottomley as a senior executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking for North America. Prior to his new role, Bottomley served as HSBC’s head of Strategy and Planning for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Capital One Bank appointed Larry Cannariato as vice president of Capital One Leverage Finance in the Southwest region. Previously, he served as a credit specialist for Farm Credit Administration and held positions at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, BofA Business Credit and GE Capital.
TAB Bank said it added Mark J. Simshauser to the Business Development team as vice president and business development officer based in Long Island, NY. He previously was with Webster Business Credit and HSBC Business Credit.
Wells Fargo said the independent directors of its board appointed Stephen W. Sanger as lead director effective January 1, 2012. Sanger, who has served as a director since 2003, succeeds Philip J. Quigley, who served as the lead director since January 2009 and continues to serve as a director on Wells Fargo’s board.
Presidential Financial announced that Elizabeth Orsinger has joined the business development team as vice president. Orsinger is located in northern Virginia and will represent Presidential’s commercial and healthcare financing products in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Thomas C. Sweet, CPA, has joined Bluewater Transaction Advisors as a national team leader, Lender Analytics Group. Previously, he held senior management positions with national firms, and spent six years with CIT Business Credit.
Wells Fargo Capital Finance announced the promotion of Kurt Marsden and John Leonard. Marsden, formerly the division manager of Technology Finance, will now lead the Business Finance group while Leonard will take over as division manager of Technology Finance.