Clarus Capital Hires Swanton to Lead Capital Markets

Clarus Capital hired veteran equipment finance executive Chris Swanton as head of capital markets to lead its coverage of institutional accounts. Swanton will have responsibility for sourcing and syndicating new equipment finance and leasing opportunities through a network of capital market relationships. read more

FPG Adds Rice as VP of Client Development

Financial Partners Group (FPG) added Kevin Rice as vice president of client development. Rice will be responsible for driving overall client success across the organization and will lead FPG’s client development program. read more

BMO Financial Expands Commercial Banking Operations in Florida

BMO Financial Group expanded its commercial banking operations in Florida, naming new leaders in the South Florida, West Florida and Central/North Florida regions. read more

Regions Equipment Finance Builds Technology Solutions Platform, Cannon to Lead

Regions Equipment Finance is expanding its specialty capabilities to include a new technology solutions platform and team. Jay Cannon, a 40-year banking veteran who previously served as eastern region manager for U.S. Bank’s technology finance group, well lead the platform. read more

Verdant Commercial Capital Hires Friedrichs as VP for Specialty Vehicle Group

Verdant Commercial Capital hired James Friedrichs as a vice president in its specialty vehicle division, with an emphasis on over-the-road trucking. read more

Accord Financial Appoints Hogan President of U.S. ABL

Accord Financial appointed Jim Hogan president of U.S. asset-based lending. Hogan has more than 30 years of experience in asset-based lending and restructuring, including 17 years at GE Capital. He was most recently the chief commercial officer at Great Rock Capital. read more

CIBC Adds Equipment Finance to Commercial Banking Services, Green to Lead

CIBC entered its 16th specialty banking area, adding an equipment finance team within its U.S. commercial banking group. Matthew Green, formerly of J.P. Morgan, will lead the new equipment finance team at CIBC. read more

CFBank Hires Owens to Lead Equipment Finance Unit

Chad Owens joined CFBank as the leader of its equipment finance business, reporting directly to Brad Ringwald, chief commercial banking officer for CFBank. Owens has 25 years of experience in equipment finance and commercial banking. read more

First Business Bank Adds Messier to Equipment Finance Team

First Business Bank added Marcus Messier to its equipment finance team as vice president of equipment finance. Messier, who is based in Virginia, joined First Business Bank’s equipment finance team with more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the towing and recovery industry. read more

First Business Bank Names Swanson SVP and Director of C&I Lending

First Business Bank named Bryan Swanson senior vice president and director of commercial and industrial lending. Swanson will lead commercial lending for the bank in the Greater Milwaukee region. read more

NFS Leasing Appoints Calumby CFO

NFS Leasing appointed Dana Calumby CFO, effective Jan. 1, replacing Mark Blaisdell, who announced his retirement and will continue to serve as a senior advisor for the company. read more

AACFB Founding Member Jim Blizzard Passes Away

Jim Blizzard, a founding member and former board member of the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, passed away in his home in Goldsboro, NC, on Dec. 31. read more

DCR Technologies Adds Giroux as Head of Product Management 

Eric Giroux, a veteran of product development for auto dealership businesses, joined DCR Technologies as its head of product. Giroux has more than 10 years of software development experience in the automotive retail industry. read more

AP Equipment Financing Sets Company Record for Funding in 2021

AP Equipment Financing funded a company record $239 million in 2021, marking a 22% increase compared with 2020. read more

First Republic Bank Names Roffler Acting Co-CEO

First Republic Bank named Mike Roffler acting co-CEO of the company and appointed him to the company’s board of directors. As previously announced, Roffler also began service as president for the company on Jan. 1. read more

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