Robert McMahon joined Encina Capital Partners as chief operating officer.

Based in Stamford, CT, McMahon will be responsible for a broad range of key commercial, operational and strategic functions in support of the firm’s existing commercial finance platforms – Encina Business Credit and Encina Equipment Finance – as well as potential new platforms that it may launch in the future.

McMahon has more than 20 years of relevant executive leadership and commercial finance experience at GE Capital and ABN Amro Bank, where he consistently demonstrated the ability to recruit top talent, launch successful new products and drive profitable business growth. Most recently, he served as senior managing director of GE Capital’s specialty finance verticals. In this role, McMahon led the firm’s Restructuring Finance, Retail Finance and Metals & Mining groups in North America while managing more than $4 billion in committed capital.

Andrew Salter, Encina’s founder and CEO, said, “We’re thrilled to have added an executive of Rob’s caliber to our senior management team. Rob has an exemplary track record in building high-performance teams that deliver outstanding results. I’m confident that Rob will contribute significantly to our future success.”