Wells Fargo Capital Finance named Cyndi Giles head of its Lender Finance Group effective November 29th. Giles will lead a team that provides financing solutions for specialty finance companies including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies and other nonbank lenders. She will be based in Dallas and report to Steve Macko, head of Industries Group, Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Giles is replacing Andrea Petro, who launched and led Lender Finance for 17 years.

“Lender Finance is an important part of the Capital Finance business and I am pleased to have Cyndi lead this growing business,” said Macko. “Cyndi’s experience and previous leadership roles in the financial industry will be instrumental in leading this great team as we continue to serve the needs of our clients.”

Giles is a 20-year banking industry veteran, joining Wells Fargo in 2011. She most recently led teams of commercial lending professionals based in the bank’s Oklahoma City middle market banking hub and its Tulsa office, which serve privately held companies with annual revenues of greater than $20 million across a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, wholesale, retail, distribution, construction and clean tech.