solely on the continued growth of the Troy
Region, and to ensure that we continue to
make a difference in helping businesses in
need,” said Jack R. Roper.
Matt Barbuscak, first vice president,
has been approved as a member of the
Executive Committee. Matt recently
accepted the role of operations manager
at Crestmark’s Troy/Midwest Corporate
Office. Barbuscak, with over 25 years of
commercial finance experience, has been
with Crestmark since 2004 in various credit
roles, most recently as Troy Region portfolio manager. He previously worked at
Standard Federal Bank and National Bank
of Detroit. Barbuscak has an MBA from the
University of Michigan.
Ray Morandell, senior vice president,
sales manager of Troy/Midwest region
and the Nashville transportation finance
office, has been approved as a member
of the Crestmark Executive Committee.
Morandell started with Crestmark in 2008
and has over 25 years of industry experience in factoring and asset-based lending.
Morandell was previously national sales
manager at Textron Financial, has a B.S. in
Economics from Allegheny College, a M.S in
Finance from the University of Delaware,
and a graduate degree in banking from the
Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
continued expansion and I look forward
to further developing our relationships
there,” says Habib.
FGI has worked in Europe for the
past decade to finance local companies’
working capitals. “We have monitored the
European Asset Based Lending market for
some time and we believe that now is the
moment to expand our local presence.
Debbie, with her extensive experience in
the Northeast, will carry the FGI tradition
across the Atlantic,” comments David
DiPiero, president and ceo.
Goldberg Kohn Announces
Goldberg Kohn recently named two attor-
neys as principals in the firm’s Commercial
Finance Group. Seth H. Good represents
banks and other financial institutions
primarily engaged in middle-market lending
activities with average transactions ranging
from $20 million to $300 million. His practice
focuses on the structuring, documentation,
negotiation and closing of both asset-based
and cash-flow deals covering a broad range
of commercial finance transactions includ-
ing mergers and acquisitions, leveraged
buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings.
In addition, he has worked frequently on
cross-border lending transactions in North
America, often involving multiple currency
FGI Opens UK Office
FGI Finance has announced the opening
of its new UK office and the appointment
of Debbie Habib as business development director. In this position, Habib will
be responsible for developing the UK
and European markets and building new
relationships with European lenders and
Prior to her move to the UK, Debbie
Habib has had several years of experience
in the New York Metropolitan area. “I am
thrilled for the opportunity to represent
FGI Finance in the UK and European
markets. These territories have proven to
be crucial components to FGI Finance’s
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