White Oak Commercial Finance appointed Robert Dean managing director of Risk Management for ABL and Factoring.
Dean joined from Wells Fargo Capital Finance, where he served as senior vice president and regional sales manager responsible for sourcing and structuring asset-based financing for middle-market companies with credit needs ranging from $5 million to $40 million.
“Bob brings both decades of experience in asset-based lending capabilities in the commercial finance sector as well as deep relationships across the Southeast, and we are pleased to have him on-board,” said Robert Grbic, CEO and president of White Oak Commercial Finance. “We continue to add top tier talent to White Oak’s ABL team as client demand for our financing solutions continues to grow, and I’m looking forward to Bob’s contributions.”
Dean’s appointment comes alongside the promotions of Mignon Winston to head of Underwriting in New York, and David Montiel to head of ABL Originations in North Carolina.
“I am excited to join with the expert team at White Oak, which as a non-bank lender specializes in delivering a broad range of lending products, including growth capital, turnaround plans, and dividend recaps,” Dean said.
Dean is a 38-year industry veteran having spent more than 20 years with Wells Fargo. Prior to that, Dean held positions at The Bank of New York and other New York metropolitan banks. He has been an active member of the Commercial Finance Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), having served six years on the TMA Carolinas board of directors.