Accord Financial achieved record growth throughout 2018 and into 2019 and has added several new team members in order to maintain its high level of client service and responsiveness.

In December of 2018, Holland Miller joined as a credit analyst as part of the Underwriting and Credit Team. His background includes accounting and financial expertise.

As the lower middle market deals that Accord funds involve a fair amount of legalities, the company brought on legal specialist Jessi West at the beginning of March to help further expedite the legal side of their customized financing facilities. West has a diverse legal, compliance and financial background that will serve her well in navigating the different legal implications associated with the broad range of industries Accord finances.

“Adding another credit analyst to our team has really helped us provide more efficient feedback to our referral sources and move more qualified opportunities further down the pipeline. And as we grow, having a strong legal team is just as important to maintaining our client service standards,” said Senior Vice President and Chief of Credit, Matthew Panosian.

Finally, Accord appointed Senior Associate John Halliday to cover the Southeast region of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as parts of Tennessee and Alabama, and added a new associate, Matt Ebert.

Halliday is strategically positioned to meet with equity sponsors, bankers and other professionals within this flourishing business region. He is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Turnaround Management Association and the Southern Capital Forum.

“I’ve been active in the Atlanta and Georgia market for the last year and a half, and I’m excited for this expanded role,” Halliday stated. “I enjoy learning about new businesses and markets. I’m looking forward to making connections throughout the Southeast and introducing Accord to new people.”

“Greenville, South Carolina and the Southeast is our home turf, and we want to make sure we have a strong presence through this very robust and growing region. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and look forward to serving more businesses here in our backyard and throughout the country,” said Terry Keating, Accord president and CEO.

Founded in 1978, Accord Financial is an independent commercial finance companies which serves clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. It provides a broad range of asset-based lending solutions, including factoring, inventory finance, equipment leasing, trade finance and film/media finance.