BOK Financial added S. Scott Simmons to its asset-based lending team.

Based in Texas, Simmons has spent nearly 25 years in the ABL industry, previously serving in business development roles at First Capital, AloStar Capital Finance and Gibraltar Business Capital, as well as his most recent role as senior vice president with Webster Business Credit. His experience centers on originating and structuring senior secured credit facilities and equipment term debt for mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, turnarounds and high-growth situations.

“Scott is a well-known business driver in the ABL community and brings years of experience to our team,” Ryan Birnel, director of asset-based lending for BOK Financial, said. “He has an established track record of successful originations across ABL financing types, sizes and structures. With his well-earned reputation of deal execution and integrity, we are thrilled to have him represent our brand.”

As part of BOK Financial’s ABL team, Simmons will be responsible for accessing middle-market asset-based lending opportunities through private equity sponsors, investment banks and advisory firms while supporting the needs of BOK Financial’s corporate lending groups throughout the company’s footprint.

“I am honored and excited to represent such a reputable and tenured lending institution as BOK Financial,” Simmons said.