John Merille joined White Oak Commercial Finance as senior vice president and director of Originations.

“We are pleased to add John and his numerous talents to White Oak,” said Robert Grbic, president and CEO of WOCF. “John will focus on business development, leveraging his decades of experience providing small and middle market companies with solutions to promote growth and improve cash flow. We welcome him to the White Oak family as we continue to expand our depth of service to clients.”

Merille joins WOCF from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led a team of specialists in Business and Lower Middle Market Banking as a senior relationship manager for nearly five years. Previously, he held positions at BB&T, GMAC Commercial Finance, Bank of New York and Bankers Trust.