McGriff Joins Wintrust Specialty Finance as Chief Credit Risk Officer

Eric McGriff joined Wintrust Specialty Finance as senior vice president and chief credit risk officer. McGriff will be located in Flanders, NJ, and will be focused on the strategic growth of Wintrust Specialty Finance’s portfolio as it nears $500 million. He will join a team led by David Normandin, CLFP, president and CEO of Wintrust Specialty Finance.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to further develop and expand WSF’s innovative risk culture to provide an exceptional financing experience for our partners and customers,” McGriff said. “Wintrust has established itself as a strong and stable partner in both third-party and vendor equipment finance. I’m looking forward to developing our risk team to grow a small and mid-ticket platform that will reflect the solid culture and reputation of Wintrust.”

“I’m excited to have Eric join the executive leadership team,” Normandin said. “His extensive knowledge, skill and experience will be invaluable as we continue to strategically grow our equipment finance business. I’m confident in Eric’s abilities to leverage and enhance our innovative, creative and scalable solutions and culture to grow WSF into a market leader.”

McGriff has more than 30 years of experience. Before joining Wintrust Specialty Finance, he held leadership positions at TIAA Bank/EverBank Commercial Finance, Tygris Vendor Finance, US Express Leasing, Key Equipment Finance, CIT Vendor Technology Finance and Newcourt Financial/AT&T Capital.

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