Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, the valuation division of Gordon Brothers Group, announced that Conrad Lauten has joined as director, business development serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Lauten will be based in Atlanta.

Bringing more than 35 years of experience to this role, Lauten will lead the sales efforts in the southeast region. He will help asset based lending and private equity professionals understand valuation trends, changing methodologies, industry specific issues and the underlying value of their assets.

“Conrad’s extensive experience and deep understanding of leveraged cash flow, asset based lending and corporate banking credit products will help our clients understand valuations and provide insight and solutions in challenging situations,” said Frank Grimaldi, national sales manager, Gordon Brothers-AccuVal.

Lauten has a comprehensive background in business development and relationship management in the finance industry and holds Series 79 and Series 63 license registrations. Most recently, he was the managing director, New Business Development of the Asset Based Lending Division for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He also held other relationship management and business development positions at Atlantic Capital Bank, Wachovia Capital Finance and Deutsche Bank.