Lindsay Gray has joined the business development team at Ares Commercial Finance as a managing director. Based in Florida, Gray is responsible for business development and origination, with a focus on direct lending, commercial banking and restructuring advisor relationships.

Gray joins Ares with 20 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently as a managing director with Wells Fargo Channel Finance and Wells Fargo Capital Finance. In those roles she managed private equity, investment banking and other relationships, including a focus on technology resellers and vendor relationship management. Prior to that she was a senior relationship manager in global commercial banking at Bank of America.

“We are fortunate to welcome someone of Lindsay’s caliber to our team,” Mitch Drucker, partner in the Ares Management Credit Group, said. “She joins us with a strong network, significant experience in business development and a financial acumen that complements our initiatives in the commercial finance industry.”