Siena Healthcare Finance added Nicholas (Niko) Tsitsos as a director of business development, covering the western U.S.

Tsitsos is located in San Francisco. He most recently served as vice president of healthcare finance loan originations at Wells Fargo and held positions at Wellington Management Company and John Hancock Financial Services prior to Wells.

“Niko is a finance professional experienced in providing clients within the healthcare industry with creative financing solutions. We are very excited for Niko to join our team. With his expertise and knowledge of the industry, we feel he will have an immediate impact in building our client base,” Ed Kauffman, managing director at Siena Healthcare Finance, said.

“I am excited to join a team of experienced healthcare lending professionals and be a part of a group that is committed to growth during such a pivotal moment for healthcare providers. I look forward to contributing to Siena Healthcare Finance’s already impressive growth by providing clients with creative capital solutions,” Tsitsos said.

Siena Healthcare Finance, a division of Siena Lending Group, provides loans from $4 million to $30 million for those in the healthcare sector.