Bersh Named Managing Partner of Aaron Industrial Solutions

Aaron Equipment Company, a dealer of used process and packaging equipment, named Joel Bersh managing partner of Aaron Industrial Solutions (AIS), a newly formed company that will provide auction, liquidation and consulting services. read more

CFBank Names Catalano President of Equipment Finance Division

John J. Catalano joined CFBank as president of CFBank Equipment Finance. Catalano previously held C-level positions with CBI Leasing and Bush Truck Leasing and also has previous equipment finance experience with KeyBank. read more

May River Capital Appoints Sterner CEO of Advanced Material Processing

May River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial growth companies, appointed Brad Sterner CEO of Advanced Material Processing, its platform focused on material processing equipment. read more

Encina Equipment Finance Promotes Matte to President/COO, Davidson to EVP/CFO

Encina Equipment Finance promoted Rick Matte to president and chief operating officer and Tom Davidson to executive vice president and CFO. read more

Thora Hires Managing Director, Advises on Sale-Leaseback of Three Helicopters

Thora Capital hired Marc Schechter as managing director. The firm also advised an investor group on the consummation of a helicopter acquisition and leaseback involving three Airbus EC135s. read more

Bell Bank Hires Schwab as Chief Risk Officer

Bell Bank hired Jesse Schwab as executive vice president/chief risk officer, with oversight of all non-credit related risk management for Bell Bank and its divisions. Schwab spent the past six years at TCF Bank, where he held leadership roles in both risk management and compliance. read more

BMO Financial Group Completes Several Executive Appointments

BMO Financial Group named Tom Flynn vice chair while hiring Tayfun Tuzun as CFO, effective Jan. 1. Simon Fish moved from general counsel to special advisor to the CEO and Sharon Haward-Laird was appointed general counsel. read more

Feldstein Joins GreatAmerica Financial Services to Lead Healthcare Team

GreatAmerica Financial Services added Larry Feldstein as VP of sales and marketing for its healthcare division. Feldstein has several decades of healthcare finance experience, most notably in the small ticket vendor originations channel. read more

Arpojia Joins First Foundation’s Equipment Finance Department as a Credit Analyst

Ramil (Ram) Arpojia joined First Foundation Bank as a credit analyst I in the equipment finance department. Arpojia previously worked as a credit analyst for Intuit and in credit and administrative roles with Bank of Hope. read more

Fifth Third Appoints Leonard CFO

Fifth Third Bancorp appointed Jamie Leonard to the role of CFO, effective immediately. The company also appointed Bob Shaffer chief risk officer to succeed Leonard, and Peg Jula chief human resources officer, succeeding Shaffer. read more

Bridge Bank Hires Berry to Expand Technology Banking Team

Bridge Bank expanded its technology banking team by hiring Jon Berry as senior vice president. Berry will be responsible for growing and managing the bank's portfolio of technology clients in the Austin, TX, market in addition to building a team and establishing a loan production office. read more

Peapack-Gladstone Hires New Senior Managing Director, Commercial Private Banker

Peapack-Gladstone Financial and Peapack-Gladstone Bank appointed Michael E. DiNizo to the role of senior managing director, commercial private banker. DiNizo is responsible for providing solutions in the bank’s commercial and industrial business. read more

Apollo’s PK AirFinance Names van de Stadt President

PK AirFinance, the aviation lending business managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, named Eelco van de Stadt president, effective January 2021. Van de Stadt joined PK AirFinance from MUFG, where he served as global head of origination aviation finance. read more

North Mill Equipment Finance Appoints Five New Employees

North Mill Equipment Finance appointed Jeffrey T. Schick operational controller. The company also hired Elizabeth Arias-Hernandez as portfolio manager, Kimberly Merryfield as account manager, Yocasta Olivo as title and insurance administrator and Maya Samad as sales and marketing assistant. read more

Priority One Promotes Dobrowski to Commercial Finance Manager, Equipment Finance Division

Priority One Financial Services promoted Kris Dobrowski to commercial finance manager for the equipment finance division. Dobrowski began his career with Priority One in 2010 and previously has served as a specialty business manager and prime business manager. read more

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