White Oak Commercial Finance, an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors and its institutional clients, appointed Cindy Skipper vice president of underwriting. Based in Charlotte, NC, Skipper will head the furniture credit department.

Before joining WOCF, Skipper managed the credit portfolios of companies operating within the furniture, apparel, carpet and textile industries. She held vice president roles in the credit departments of Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank and GE Capital.

“We are confident in Cindy’s ability to make informed, high-impact credit decisions to support our clients,” said Robert Grbic, president and CEO of WOCF. “In addition, she is an exceptional leader who will add tremendous value to our team as we continue to expand our furniture portfolio.”

“WOCF holds more than three decades of experience in financing the furniture manufacturers, wholesalers and importers that sell to the country’s leading retailers,” Skipper said. “WOCF’s diverse product set, commitment to providing creative and fast financing solutions and superior management team made for a very attractive combination.”