Crestmark, the commercial finance division of MetaBank, added Richard Flamang and Ralph Aurelia as business development team members for the company’s working capital group. They will be responsible for providing asset-based lending solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses.

Flamang originally joined Crestmark as a business development officer in 2021 before assuming the role of western sales manager for the group this year. Based in Wisconsin, he reports to James Farrell, national sales manager for Crestmark. Flamang has experience in building financial relationship networks and recently served as senior vice president and managing director at SLR Business Credit, where he led business acquisition efforts.

Aurelia joined Crestmark as a business development officer in March. Based in Connecticut, he reports to Mark Collins, eastern sales manager for Crestmark.

Aurelia has more than 25 years of alternative lending and new business origination experience. Recently, he worked at Flexent (a division of Chesapeake Bank). Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of business development with SLR Business Credit (which was previously named North Mill Capital and Summit Financial Resources). He also has held positions at Bank of America Leasing, M&I Equipment Finance and GE Capital Solutions/Commercial Finance.

“As we move through important next steps as a business, the additions of Rich and Ralph exhibit our commitment to providing businesses a best-in-class development team,” Farrell said. “Their insight and commitment to consistently deliver innovative financial solutions exemplifies the service our customers expect, and we look forward to their contributions in these roles.”

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article did not include Flamang’s promotion to western sales manager this year. ABF Journal apologizes for the error.