KeyBank Specialty Finance Lending promoted Matt Taylor to managing director and head of distribution. In this role, Taylor will manage client relationships; originate, structure and close new lending facilities; and lead distribution activities for the specialty finance lending platform.

“Matt is a results-oriented leader who will play an integral role as we continue to grow our $5 billion portfolio of commitments,” Rian Emmett, managing director and group head of KeyBank Specialty Finance Lending, said. “I look forward to working with him as he leads certain strategic initiatives, including the exploration and development of new products, structures and strategic funding partners.”

Taylor has held positions of increasing responsibility with KeyBank since joining the company in 2006. In his most recent role, he led capital markets for Key Equipment Finance and, in 2020 and 2019, he guided the buy and syndication businesses to record years. Taylor also has received multiple sales awards as an individual contributor, including the 2013 Golden Key Award, the 2014 Chairman’s Award, the 2015 Million Dollar Club President’s Circle Award and the 2016 and 2017 Pinnacle Club President’s Circle Award.