David Marks has been named head of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Wells Fargo’s asset-based lending unit. In this role, Marks will oversee the core business groups of Capital Finance, which provides traditional asset-based lending, specialized junior and senior secured financing, channel finance, factoring and financing for domestic and international trade to companies in the U.S., Canada and UK.

He succeeds Guy Fuchs, who left the company in March. Marks will be based in Santa Monica and reports to Ed Blakey, executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo Commercial Capital.

“With his previous experience in our Wholesale Banking businesses, and the insight and experience he has gained during his long tenure with the company, David is uniquely positioned to lead the business for continued growth in order to serve the commercial capital needs of our customers,” said Blakey.

Wells Fargo Capital Finance is part of the Wells Fargo Commercial Capital group, which combines Wells Fargo’s asset-based lending businesses to create a streamlined approach for customers incorporating their company’s assets into flexible financing solutions.

Marks joined Wells Fargo in 1987 and most recently served as a group risk officer. He has led sales, service and operations groups in many of the company’s Wholesale Banking businesses. Marks’ diverse business experience includes head of Corporate Banking, senior credit officer for Corporate Banking and Government and Institutional Banking, regional manager with Trade Capital, and head of the International Group.