Janice Ibey joined Pacific Western Bank’s asset-based lending team as a senior vice president and business development officer. She will be located in Orange County, CA, and will expand the bank’s efforts to deliver asset-based lending solutions to middle market businesses across Southern California and beyond.

“Janice has a proven track record of success delivering asset-based lending solutions to businesses throughout Southern California, a market where she has spent a majority of her professional career,” Matt Lernor, managing director of Pacific Western Business Finance, said. “I am confident that she is going to have an immediate impact on Pacific Western Bank’s ability to provide creative financing to the middle market businesses we serve.”

A native of Southern California, Ibey has more than 22 years of experience in the commercial lending industry. She joined Pacific Western Bank after spending the past four years working with Crestmark, a division of Metabank, as vice president of business development in Southern California. Prior to that, she owned and operated Cinergy Commercial Capital, a business finance advisory firm in Irvine, CA. She also has worked in various executive roles for Fortes Financial, South Lake Mortgage and Finance America.

Ibey is involved with the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Risk Management Association (RMA). She also was featured in The Secured Lender’s “50 Women in Commercial Finance” edition.