White Oak Commercial Finance, an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, hired Mike Earnhart as senior vice president and managing director of originations. Earnhart will be based in Los Angeles and have national coverage responsibilities.

Earnhart is a financial industry executive with experience in factoring, asset-based lending, banking and territory sales management. He served on the board of The Professionals Club and was formerly the committee president of City of Hope’s fashion and retail group, where he is still a member.

Earnhart most recently served as executive director at JPMorgan Chase, where he developed new opportunities and managed client relationships. Prior to that, he worked for 18 years at Wells Fargo Capital Finance. He also previously held underwriter and account executive roles at Coast Business Credit and CIT Bank, respectively.

“We’re excited to add such a versatile executive to our team,” Bob Grbic, president and CEO of White Oak Commercial Finance, said. “Mike’s industry know-how, ability to develop strong partnerships and commitment to client success is a great fit for our organization.”

“Mike brings a wealth of experience and hands-on knowledge to our team and is the ideal person to help execute our vision to fund deserving companies,” Gino Clark, executive vice president and Los Angeles regional manager for White Oak, said.