Crestmark added Jeffrey Mitchell and Mena Rizk to its team. In their new roles, Mitchell and Rizk will be responsible for business development of the company’s commercial lending offerings. Mitchell is based in Tampa, FL, and Rizk is based in Newport Beach, CA. They will report to Steve Hansen, group sales manager for Crestmark.
Mitchell is rejoining Crestmark after several years leading commercial loan originations and business development to middle market companies across a variety of sectors. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of corporate and middle market banking with Woodforest National Bank, where he originated and managed senior banking relationships, predominately in the southeastern U.S.
Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of business development with Bibby Financial Services and Action Capital, where he was senior vice president and director of marketing. He previously worked at Crestmark from 2010 to 2015 as vice president and regional sales manager of the east region. Prior to that, he was the president and CEO of Dominion Business Finance’s asset-based financing group.
Rizk joined Crestmark from LSQ Funding, where he served as regional vice president, providing working capital solutions to companies of all sizes through asset-based lending and factoring facilities. His previous experience includes time at Homeland Supplier Corporation, where he was president and co-founder and became familiar with the ABL landscape as the firm engaged with lenders. Rizk also spent several years with GlaxoSmithKline, where he served as senior therapeutic specialty representative.
“We are excited to welcome back Jeff and add Mena to the Crestmark team. They have outstanding industry reputations and are recognized in the industry for their expertise in connecting businesses with financing solutions that meet specific needs,” Hansen said. “Their industry expertise will serve our clients well in helping to navigate the challenges of today’s evolving marketplace.”