Renasant Bank expanded its ABL division with the addition of two new team members and the promotion of a third. John Willis and Brian Gagel have joined the business credit team.

Willis joined as senior relationship manager in its Asset Based Lending division. In his new role with Renasant, Willis will have responsibility for originating, underwriting, closing and managing asset-based loans with the Southeastern U.S.

Gagel was named relationship manager and he will initially have responsibility involving ABL loan operations, collateral analysis, and credit underwriting and account management.

Additionally, Rechelle Bates was elevated to ABL loan Operations Manager.

Mike Knuckles, Renasant ABL division manager, said, “We are delighted to have John and Brian to join our asset-based lending group in Atlanta. They will be an excellent addition to our team. In addition, Rechelle’s promotion is well deserved and a reflection of her commitment to our team and her high level of engagement.”