Daily News: March 6, 2012

Capital One Appoints Wattinger as VP, Capital One Leverage Finance

Capital One Bank announced the appointment of John Wattinger as vice president of Capital One Leverage Finance Corp. in the Southwest region. In this role, Wattinger will be responsible for managing relationships with existing and new customers.

“With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial finance industry, John brings a deep knowledge of cash-flow and asset-based lending to our growing regional team,” said Mike Ehlert, senior vice president and regional manager, Capital One Bank. “We are very excited about his appointment and look forward to his future success in this role.”

Prior to joining Capital One, Wattinger served as senior vice president and commercial lending officer for Plains Capital Bank in Austin, TX. His previous asset-based lending experience includes positions at Wells Fargo, PNC Business Credit and Fleet Capital Corporation. Wattinger holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas A & M University.

“I am thrilled to join Capital One Bank,” said Wattinger. “It’s great to be a part of a dynamic team that is committed to creating effective, value-driven products for its clients. I look forward to helping our regional team grow and engage with new clients in the Southwest.”