White Oak Commercial Finance (WOCF), an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors and its institutional clients, appointed Mignon Winston as senior vice president. Based in WOCF’s New York City office, Winston will report directly to Gerard Hanabergh, managing director of risk for asset-based lending.

In her new role, Winston will leverage more than 25 years of experience in commercial lending and portfolio management to expand White Oak Commercial Finance’s asset-based lending portfolio. Prior to joining WOCF, she served as first vice president and underwriter in the asset-based lending group at Sterling National Bank. Winston also served as asset-based lending credit officer at First Capital. In addition, she has held senior positions at prominent financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank, The CIT Group, Chase Manhattan Bank and Heller Financial.

“One of the main differentiators that sets White Oak Commercial Finance apart is the caliber of its human capital,” said Robert Grbic, president and CEO of WOCF. “We are committed to recruiting talent that empowers us to better serve the businesses we work with. Mignon’s extensive industry experience and acute understanding of risk will serve to expedite the underwriting process and ensure that borrowers are afforded faster access to vital capital.”

Winston added, “White Oak Commercial Finance’s approach to commercial lending is uniquely nimble and responsive to the unique needs of the clients it serves. I am looking forward to working with this leading organization to support its growth in financing the middle-market companies that underpin our economy.”