Republic Business Credit hired Joseph Zupo as an underwriting manager in its New Orleans office, adding significant experience, depth and knowledge to the firm’s asset based lending business.

Republic recently expanded its presence in the Midwest and Southern regions with key, high-level staff appointments. Relocating to New Orleans, Zupo will focus on coaching, mentoring and leading the underwriting team and support Republic President Robert Meyers.

“Joseph is a proven performer in the asset based lending and factoring industries in both the bank and non-bank market,” said Meyers. “Joseph will combine his experience and deal-doing attitude to help us fund more clients that previously possible.”

Zupo previously worked for Presidential Financial, CIT Commercial Finance and Bank of America Business Capital in underwriting, credit, risk and portfolio management roles. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and Commercial Finance Association and is a former board member of the Risk Management Association.

“Joseph has a strong background providing creative and flexible solutions to the ever increasingly complex transactions we finance,” said Stewart Chesters, CEO of Republic Business Credit. “With his determination, experience and deal-funding attitude he will bring tremendous value to our partnership and existing relationships. He is a safe pair of hands.”