Capital One Bank announced that it appointed three new managing directors to expand its Commercial Rediscount Group, part of the Commercial and Specialty Finance Group. Kevin Gibbons, David Kucera and Matthew Tallo have joined the business, which is focused on providing debt facilities to a wide array of specialty finance companies and owners and managers of financial assets across the United States.

Gibbons joins Capital One from Amherst Securities Group, a fixed income securities firm, where he was managing director. Kucera is a 25-year securitization and structured finance veteran and joins Capital One from BMO Capital Markets. Tallo was formerly executive director of the Structured Finance Group at the New York Branch of WestLB AG, where he was responsible for originating and managing a $2.3 billion portfolio of structured finance transactions. These new professionals join a team that is active in the market and poised for growth.

“We believe there is a significant opportunity to provide debt capital and related services to the thousands of independent finance companies and managers across the U.S.,” said Dean Graham, president of Commercial and Specialty Finance at Capital One Bank. “David, Kevin and Matthew bring a wealth of experience to Capital One Bank. This expanded team reflects our commitment to strengthening our capabilities in this space, and underscores our larger strategy of expanding our commercial and specialty business nationwide.”

“Capital One is bringing significant resources to bear upon this market,” commented Michael Szwajkowski, executive vice president of Commercial and Specialty Finance, who is responsible for the Commercial Rediscount Group. “We are exceptionally well-positioned to serve our clients creatively and responsively with world-class financial capabilities and a market-leading team of proven professionals.” In the past year, Capital One has grown its portfolio substantially and become an important financing source in the market.

Capital One Bank’s Commercial and Specialty Finance Business serves clients through a team with expertise in technology, healthcare, security and defense, asset-based lending, rediscount finance, municipal finance and equipment leasing and finance.