Crestmark Adds New Members to Sales Team, Promotes Allman to Lead Western Region Sales



Crestmark, the commercial finance division of Pathward, formerly known as MetaBank, added Richard Bollinger and William Houng Jr. to the sales team for Crestmark Equipment Finance and Robert Abraham, Andrew Disch and Nicholas Wagner to the sales team for its working capital group. In addition, the company promoted Dean Allman to western region sales manager for Crestmark Equipment Finance.

Allman joined Crestmark in 2018 as a national account executive. He is based in Reno, NV, and reports to James Farrell, national sales manager for Crestmark. Allman initially came to Crestmark from SunTrust Equipment Finance and Leasing, where he served as regional leasing director. Before that, he worked for Cisco Systems Capital, where he was financial solutions manager; Dell Financial Services, where he was account manager; and Sun Microsystems, where he was regional leasing manager.

Bollinger and Houng Jr. joined Crestmark Equipment Finance as national account executives and are based in San Diego and Los Angeles, respectively. Both will report to Allman and, as part of the development team for the equipment finance group, they will be responsible for providing financing solutions and an improved customer experience across the company’s large-ticket equipment client base.

Bollinger is a certified public accountant and has more than 20 years of experience in equipment finance. Before joining Crestmark, he was a senior vice president at 36th Street Capital, where he was responsible for direct sourcing of equipment deals across the United States. Prior to 36th Street Capital, Bollinger was at CapX Partners (now Accord Financial) for 16 years, where he held roles as controller and in underwriting, documentation and portfolio.

Houng Jr.’s professional career in equipment finance spans more than 12 years of delivering client solutions with a focus on business development, lease structuring and credit underwriting.  His most recent experience includes five years at SLR Equipment Finance as vice president. Prior to that, he served as regional sales manager with Summit Funding Group and senior account executive at California First National Bank.

Abraham, Disch and Wagner joined Crestmark as business development officers in the working capital group and will be responsible for business development of the company’s commercial lending offerings.

Abraham is based in Cliffside Park, NJ, and will report to Mark Collins, eastern division sales manager. Abraham has more than 20 years of experience in asset-based, middle-market and factoring transactions, as well as operations management research and analysis and financial products. Most recently, he served as vice president at Entrepreneur Growth Capital, where he originated asset-based transactions for two years. Prior to that, he served as asset-based lending vice president for Signature Bank.

Disch is based in Edina, MN, and will report to Rich Flamang, western division sales manager. Disch has 20 years of experience in finance and lending. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of nationwide lending at SLR Business Credit, where he worked for eight years and provided working capital solutions, including asset-based lending, factoring and inventory and equipment financing, to small and mid-sized businesses in a range of industries. Prior to that, he was business development manager at ProfitStars.

Wagner is based in Denver and will also report to Flamang. Wagner has 18 years of experience in business development, financial analysis and leadership. Most recently, he served as vice president and business development officer at UMB Bank for two years. Prior to that, he was a regional market manager and business development officer at Amerisource Business Capital.

“These gentlemen each uniquely bring the expertise our growing team requires to meet our commitment to provide financial opportunity for all,” Farrell said. “Their acumen, integrity and service mentality are evident in every daily task and every inventive solution they create for clients. It’s a pleasure to have them represent that focus within the marketplace, and we look forward to their continued success.”


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