Scott Blaeser joined Pacific Western Bank‘s asset-based lending team in Denver as senior vice president and business development officer for the Intermountain region.

Blaeser will lead the bank’s efforts to deliver asset-based lending solutions to middle-market businesses throughout Colorado, Utah and beyond.

“We are thrilled to have a proven asset-based lending professional like Scott joining our team,” Matt Lernor, managing director at Pacific Western Business Finance, said. “I believe Scott’s years of experience and local understanding of the middle-market businesses he will be serving will help PWB expand our reach as the ABL lending partner of choice as we build our presence in the Denver Metropolitan area and beyond.”

Before joining Pacific Western Bank, Blaeser worked at Crestmark as vice president of business development as well as in business development roles for Celtic Capital, GE Capital – Business Credit, Fremont Financial Business Credit/FINOVA and First Community Financial.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Blaeser’s territory will not include Washington or Oregon. Those states will still be covered by Gretchen Wile.