Daily News: July 17, 2019

WFCF Names Regional ABL Leaders for U.S. Middle Market


Wells Fargo Capital Finance has named Jeremy Baker, Eric Baymiller, Dave Ellis, and Peter Pugliese as its U.S. sales leadership team for the Middle Market Asset-Based Lending group.

Led by Kevin Gillespie, head of Middle Market ABL, and Michael Marcolina, head of Middle Market National Originations, this unit houses specialized expertise dedicated to the nation’s middle market sectors: retail and consumer goods; manufacturing and distribution; government contractors; staffing; trucking and transportation; and business services.

“This step is part of the transformation taking place across our Commercial Capital organization,” said Gillespie. “We’re bringing our legacy factoring and asset-based businesses together and finding opportunities to serve clients more effectively and grow with the Commercial Banking team led by Kyle Hranicky.

Reporting to Marcolina are:

  • Baker, Midwest: With 15 years of ABL and commercial finance business experience, Baker held previous leadership roles at LaSalle Bank and Protiviti before joining Wells Fargo, where he has spent most of his career.
  • Baymiller, West: With 30 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, Baymiller has held leadership positions at GE Capital, Union Bank, and most recently Wells Fargo.
  • Ellis, South: With more than 30 years of banking experience, Ellis has held leadership roles in the Capital Finance factoring and ABL division..
  • Pugliese, North: With most of his 30 years in banking at Wells Fargo in ABL leadership roles, Pugliese lives in New York City.

“With this leadership team in place and a product set that includes factoring and asset-based lending, we can provide middle market companies with financing and industry experience that will help them succeed financially,” said Marcolina.