Signature Financial Promotes Equipment Finance Industry Veterans Campbell and Ash

Signature Financial, the wholly-owned specialty finance subsidiary of New York-based Signature Bank, promoted Robert Campbell from vice president and direct of capital markets to the newly created position of senior vice president and managing director of operations and strategic development and Michael Ash from group director of regional originations and syndications to the newly created role of senior vice president and managing director of capital markets and regional originations.

In the new role, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing Signature Financial’s overall operations, reporting, technology and systems as well as interfacing with Signature Bank’s accounting, finance, information technology and auditing groups. Campbell also will spearhead strategic development initiatives for Signature Financial, including new business platform planning and the advancing of technology to enhance business efficiencies and to elevate the client experience.

An 18-year finance veteran, Campbell joined Signature Financial in 2012 as a capital markets account officer before being promoted to his previous role, during which time he originated and developed capital markets relationships. Previously, he held roles at Capital One in the finance division, serving specialty finance business lines, including equipment finance and public funding. His prior experience in the finance sector also includes portfolio management and trading at various investment houses.

In his new position, Ash will focus on further building Signature Financial’s capital markets business through the acquisition of loans and leases from capital markets clients (buy side) while retaining his current responsibilities for the syndication of transactions by Signature Financial (sell side). Additionally, he will continue to lead the regional originations sales team, which provides support for Signature Bank’s New York-area bankers and originates assets independently.

Ash joined Signature Financial in August 2013 as vice president and director of capital markets. In January 2019, he was promoted to group director and assumed oversight and management of the regional direct sales force. Ash’s equipment finance industry career spans more than 30 years, during which time he has served in a range of risk-related and business development roles, including holding positions of increasing responsibility at CIT, Charter/Wells Fargo Bank and U.S. Bank.

“Signature Financial continues to broaden its product offerings and expand its capabilities across a multitude of specialty finance market segments, all aimed at furthering our growth agenda,” Walter Rabin, president and CEO of Signature Financial, said. “To that end, these two promotions are indicative of our abilities to draw from our own talent, leveraging the expertise of our senior officers. Both Bobby and Michael are seasoned equipment finance professionals with strong industry-wide reputations. Their expanded roles will help elevate Signature Financial as they make continued significant contributions to the organization.”

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