Wintrust Commercial Finance (WCF), a division of Wintrust Asset Finance, appointed of Brian Fyffe as assistant vice president of direct originations.
Fyffe will be based out of WCF’s Irvine, CA office, where he will report to Robert Harris and play a vital role in the direct origination efforts in the Western portion of the U.S.
“Brian joins Wintrust after spending almost seven years at First National Capital, where he originated large-ticket equipment and project finance transactions,” said Robert Harris, vice president of the Western region at Wintrust Commercial Finance. “Brian’s prior experience structuring large equipment loan and lease transactions will lead to an immediate impact on Wintrust’s direct origination efforts.”
“Brian’s approach to fully understanding his clients’ financial needs will prove beneficial to Wintrust and our customers,” said Joe Thompson, Wintrust’s COO and executive vice president. “Brian is a true professional and problem solver focused on delivering the best capital solutions to his clients. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”
“Wintrust is a bank-owned direct lender with a successful track record and an outstanding reputation for developing unique capital solutions,” Fyffe said. “The veteran leadership team has quickly grown this company to more than $1 billion in assets in a little over three years. I think that speaks volumes about Wintrust’s commitment to capturing market share by providing capital to middle market and enterprise companies. I’m very much looking forward to contributing to Wintrust’s direct origination efforts.”
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