Wintrust Specialty Finance Hires Shipley as SVP and Chief Sales Officer

Craig Shipley joined Wintrust Specialty Finance, a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, as senior vice president and chief sales officer. Shipley will be located in Chicago and will focus on the growth of Wintrust Specialty Finance’s wholesale and vendor channels as the portfolio approaches $500 million in assets. 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 technology, creativity and amazing staff to provide an exceptional financing experience for our partners and customers,” Shipley said. “Wintrust has established itself as a strong and stable partner in both wholesale lending and vendor equipment finance. I’m also looking forward to working with our team to grow a small and mid-ticket platform that will reflect the solid culture and reputation of Wintrust.”

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

Shipley has more than 25 years of experience. Before joining Wintrust Specialty Finance, he held leadership positions at BMO Harris Bank, Cisco Systems Capital, Macquarie Equipment Finance, CIT, Tatonka Capital and FirstCorp.

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