Daily News: January 31, 2013

GE Capital, Corporate Finance Adds Food & Beverage Analyst

GE Capital, Corporate Finance said it added Colin Guheen as a senior vice president on its food and beverage industry team, where he will underwrite and manage commercial finance for mid-sized companies across the U.S.

Guheen comes to GE Capital following nine years as an equity analyst with Cowen & Co. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Guheen earned the top ranking in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey of analysts in the food and beverage sector.

Guheen joins a food and beverage specialty team with collectively more than 75 years of experience in financing the industry:

Chris Nay, senior managing director – A 16-year veteran of GE Capital, Nay leads the food and beverage specialty financing team. Prior to joining GE, he was a member of Ernst & Young’s audit team, where he worked with high growth venture backed companies.

Robert Seltzer, managing director – eastern U.S. – Seltzer has worked for GE for 24 years, 14 of which were spent in sales and commercial leadership roles.

David Hasenbalg, managing director – western U.S. – Before joining GE Capital in 1996, Hasenbalg held various managerial roles with E & J Gallo Winery.

Paul Baisley, managing director – central U.S. – Baisley is a 12-year veteran of GE Capital and began his career as a food broker, followed by ten years of work as a sales representative and manager in the industry.

Loren Trotta, senior vice president, food and beverage industry research analyst – Trotta is a CPA with an MBA in finance and has been covering Food, Beverage and Agribusiness for GE Capital since 2008.

“By fielding a team of food and beverage industry experts, we’re uniquely positioned to offer financing structures that meet customer needs,” said Chris Nay, senior managing director-food and beverage for GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “What’s more, borrowers benefit from access to GE know-how, from management best practices to energy savings, water treatment and more.”