BMO Financial Group hired Jim Dore as U.S. managing director of retail finance originations for asset-based lending. In this role and in partnership with Michael Ganann, U.S. head of retail finance, Dore will primarily focus on calling nationwide on BMO clients, prospects and referral sources in the retail and apparel industries. Dore will be based in Boston.

“As part of our industry-leading asset-based lending platform, our retail finance group has been experiencing exceptionally strong growth, and we see Jim’s contributions and broad reaching network as an opportunity to further our growth in the sector,” Mike Scolaro, U.S. head of asset-based lending at BMO Financial Group, said.

“Jim Dore is a very well-known member of the retail finance community, and his tremendous experience and industry knowledge will bring significant value to our customers, prospects and to our collective team. I look forward to partnering with Jim to grow our platform,” Ganann said.