First Niagara Financial Group announced the appointment of Jonathan Miller as senior portfolio manager for First Niagara Commercial Finance.

Miller will be responsible for managing existing clients and cultivating new asset-based lending relationships by ensuring each customer has access to First Niagara’s full suite of banking products, services and expertise. He will be based in Dedham, MA and will report to Keith Broyles, SVP and director of Asset-Based Lending Portfolio Management and Business Development.

“Jonathan brings to the table more than fifteen years of experience in the banking and finance industry, along with a level of expertise in asset-based lending that we are confident will transition into long-lasting relationships with our portfolio customers,” said Broyles.

Prior to First Niagara, Miller was a vice president at Capital Crossing Servicing Company in Boston, and served as assistant vice president for the Asset-Based Lending Group at Wells Fargo Capital Finance in Boston. He has also worked at Salem Five Bank, Eastern Bank Corporation and Miller Associates.

“I look forward to creating positive relationships with companies looking for the right financial products, services and resources to help improve and expand their businesses,” said Miller. “First Niagara has an excellent reputation for customer service and I’m excited to bring my skills and expertise to their talented asset-based lending team.”

Miller belongs to several leadership organizations including the Northeast Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Brown Club of Boston, and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. He also coaches a Charlestown Lacrosse U7 team and is a volunteer with the Appalachian Mountain Club.