management and investment services to
middle-market businesses in the area.
“We’re proud to attract high-quality
talent like Ginny and Maria to our growing team in Washington, D.C.,” said Zach
Mayo, Eastern regional manager of City
National’s Commercial Banking division.
“Since we opened, the D.C. region has been
extremely receptive to City National’s
brand of commercial banking. Every day
we’re talking with more entrepreneurs
and business owners about City National’s
exceptional level of service.”
In addition to Heine and Josephs, the
Christopher Ragheb, senior vice president, working directly with businesses
and nonprofits to provide City National’s
comprehensive financial solutions.
Phil Ayoub, vice president, with more
than 10 years of commercial banking experience and delivering the bank’s full range
of expertise to businesses.
Lorraine Bains, vice president, providing
consultative expertise in treasury management process and cash flow analysis to
businesses in the region.
“City National has a strong commitment
to helping business owners grow and pros-
per,” said Heine. “I look forward to working
with the outstanding team in Washington,
D.C. to serve our valued clients.”
Heine has more than three decades
of financial services experience in the
Washington, D.C. area. Prior to joining City
National, Heine served as a senior banker
and director of business development with
Union Bank & Trust in Northern Virginia.
Active in the community, Heine serves on
the board of TechLaw Holdings, which provides environmental consulting, and previously served on the boards of the National
Kidney Foundation and Words&Music,
a music ensemble in Northern Virginia.
Heine is committed to giving back and has
volunteered and served on committees for
regional nonprofits, including Volunteer
Emergency Families for Children (VEFC),
ChildHelp, Easter Seals, United Way, West-
Jason supported the sales team in various
markets including Chicago, Cleveland,
Houston and Los Angeles evaluating new
opportunities and structuring competitive
solutions. Prior thereto, Jason was with GE
Capital where he had completed the GE
Capital Investment Analyst program.
Ward was born and raised in Chicago
and holds a bachelor degree in economics
from the University of Illinois at Chicago
and an MBA from Roosevelt University.
FGI ( www.FGIWW.com) is a global leader
in the commercial finance and services
industry, equipping small and medium enterprises with the tools they need to safely
grow their business. FGI’s two principal
business units, FGI Finance and FGI Risk,
provide clients with flexible and customized lending and risk mitigation solutions
designed to support international and
domestic growth. Headquartered in New
York City, FGI maintains a presence on six
continents with clients in over 60 countries
around the world.
First Business Capital Corp.: Chris McCarty
was hired as vice president – business development. With an expertise in accounting and credit analysis, McCarty has helped
clients for the past 13 years solve cash flow
and funding issues through the application
of asset-based lending, specialty finance,
and commercial lending solutions.
McCarty is a member of the Commercial
Finance Association, Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for
Prior to joining First Business, McCarty
worked at First Tennessee Bank. He holds a
bachelor degree in accounting from Mississippi State University and serves the Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama
markets for First Business Capital Corp.
McCarty may be reached at cmccarty@
firstbusiness.com or (901) 341–5545.
FSW Funding: Anthony Fortunato was
promoted to the position of senior vice
president – underwriting & credit. Fortu-
ern Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) and
the Salvation Army. Professionally, she has
been an active member of organizations
such as the Professional Services Council,
the National Defense Industrial Associa-
tion, the Association for Corporate Growth,
Women in Technology, Women in Business
and Springboard 2000, among other organi-
zations. She earned a bachelor degree from
Josephs has more than 30 years of
commercial and government contract
lending experience. Prior to joining
City National, she served as a senior
relationship manager with TD Bank’s
government contracting team. Josephs
was a senior relationship manager with
Citizens Bank for more than 12 years.
She has been an active member of the
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council and
various women’s executive groups. She
earned a bachelor degree from Syracuse
FGI: Jason Ward has joined as business
development director. In this position,
Ward will be responsible for business
activity throughout the Midwest, with a
focus on maintaining and strengthening
relationships with fellow lenders, finance
companies, equity sponsors and other
“Jason brings with him a wealth of
asset-based lending experience and industry knowledge. He is a tremendous asset
to our company, and we are very excited
that he has joined our team,” says David
DiPiero, president and CEO of FGI.
Tessa Payne, managing director, adds,
“Jason’s well-rounded ABL experience and
acumen will be a great contribution to our
business development team. I’m very ex-
cited to have him onboard to further grow
our success in the Midwest market.”
Prior to joining FGI, Ward was a loan
originations associate, AVP with Wells
Fargo’s Middle Market team serving com-
panies with $20MM to $200MM in revenue.