Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, announced that healthcare finance veteran Michael Janda joined the organization as managing director of its Healthcare Finance team.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Janda’s efforts will be solely focused on providing senior secured financing to middle-market healthcare providers and ancillary service companies operating across a variety of sectors, including hospitals, skilled nursing, home healthcare, hospice, medical device, pharmaceutical and other healthcare companies.

“This is a large and growing segment of the economy,” stated Tracy Maziek, senior managing director leading the Healthcare Finance effort at Wells Fargo Capital Finance. “We look forward to the breadth of experience and industry expertise that Michael brings to the group.”

Janda joins Wells Fargo Capital Finance with over 20 years of healthcare lending experience, having held senior management positions with responsibility for credit, operations and business development at Healthcare Finance Group, FINOVA Capital Corporation, LINC Financial and Heller Financial. He most recently served in a primary role at a home health company, and prior to that, as founder and president of Citra Associates.

Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the trade name for certain senior secured lending services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries that provide financing solutions for companies in specific industries such as retail, software publishing and high-technology, commercial finance, staffing, government contracting and others.