Gerber Finance hired three new full-time employees, including Graham Nelson as a collateral analyst in the California office, Hailey Williams as a collateral analyst in the New York office and Kelly South as marketing and communications coordinator.

“Despite this difficult time when most companies are reducing their workforce, we thought it important to increase our headcount to ensure we are fulfilling our commitment to stockholders and banks to protect and grow our business and other businesses,” Jennifer Palmer, CEO of Gerber Finance, said.

Nelson has previous experience in the banking, payments and healthcare industries. He worked as a loan administrator at First Republic Bank and managed the entire loan portfolio of the bank’s professional loan program.

Williams is a recent graduate from Drew University who started at Gerber in May as an operations intern before being hired in a full-time capacity.

“Graham and Hailey are instrumental in ensuring that our team has an extra set of eyes on our portfolio at all times,” Palmer said. “We want to continue expanding our client list, but in order to do so we need people like Hailey and Graham to remain dedicated and vigilant towards the wonderful companies that we currently fund.”

South joined Gerber Finance as a marketing intern in January and after assisting with the Gerber Finance Foundation, social media efforts and marketing campaigns, she was officially hired. South will continue to grow Gerber’s social presence and media outreach while also working with the foundation.

“Kelly will help us to continue to grow our portfolio through new marketing methods and techniques showcasing our brand,” Jennifer said.