Board Members / Investment Advisors

Andrew Salter, Chairman
Paul Bossidy
William Brasser
Jason Wolff

Professionals

Martin Battaglia

Chief Executive Officer

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8504
mbattaglia@encinabc.com

A 30-year industry veteran who has been instrumental in building highly successful Asset Based Lending platforms at institutions such as LaSalle Bank, Deloitte, PPM Finance and Fidelity Business, where he served as president prior to starting Encina.  Martin also has extensive experience in all facets of commercial finance as well as first and second-lien structures for ABL deals.

Tom Sullivan

Chief Credit Officer

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8506
tsullivan@encinabc.com

Seasoned credit executive with extensive experience in all facets of secured lending including line and management roles in underwriting, documentation, portfolio management and workout/bankruptcy.  Primary focus on asset based lending with industry leaders including GE Capital, Bank of America and Fleet Capital (fka Barclay's Business Credit). 

Rob McMahon

Senior Managing Director

263 Tresser Boulevard, 9th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
203-767-1616
rmcmahon@encinabc.com

25+ years of executive leadership and commercial finance experience at GE Capital and ABN Amro Bank, where he consistently demonstrated the ability to recruit top talent, launch successful new products and drive profitable business growth.  Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director of GE Capital’s Specialty Finance Verticals. In this role, McMahon led the firm’s Restructuring Finance, Retail Finance and Metals & Mining groups in North America while managing over $4 billion in committed capital.

Tron Allen

Senior Managing Director

720 Rusk St., Suite 302
Houston, TX 77002
281-223-1203
tallen@encinabc.com

Prior to joining EBC, Tron served as an Investment Banking Advisor with BKD, LLC and Deloitte Corporate Finance where he provided strategic advice to clients on capital structure alternatives and capital raising activities. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the area of corporate finance and has led the origination, evaluation and management of over 90 middle market and large cap transactions with an aggregate value of more than $4.5 billion in capital raised. The transactions have involved a cross section of industries and financings that range from traditional revolvers to more complex leveraged buyouts. He previously held management positions at GE Capital in enterprise client management and corporate lending, JPMorgan Chase in corporate lending and middle market leveraged finance, and in various operating and financial roles in the energy industry. 

Bill Kearney

Senior Managing Director

1200 Abernathy Road, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-551-8140
wkearney@encinabc.com

Bill Kearney is a thirty-year industry veteran with extensive experience in all phases of middle market secured lending.  At Encina, Kearney is responsible for the Company’s retail finance business nationally, and for origination of new ABL transactions in the Southeast.  Located in the Company’s Atlanta Office, Kearney has worked for premier company’s in the industry, including Bank of Boston, Deutsche, Wachovia, and most recently as a Managing Director at the CIT Group.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Florida.

Sean Sheehan

Managing Director

263 Tresser Boulevard, 9th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
203-564-1444
ssheehan@encinabc.com

Based out of Stamford, CT - Sean brings 22+ years of corporate finance experience to his role as Managing Director of Originations in the Northeast for Encina.  With prior roles at Aladdin Credit Partners, Citizens Bank and 17+ years at GE Capital, Sean has diverse experience including: equipment leasing, leveraged lending, bankruptcy & restructuring finance, international finance and asset-based lending.  

Stephen Beriau

Managing Director

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8507
sberiau@encinabc.com

Stephen has more than 12 years of commercial lending experience, specifically in Field Exam, Portfolio Management and Underwriting. Prior to Encina, he held positions at Bibby Financial Services, MB Financial and First Midwest Bank within Asset Based Lending, Cash Flow, and Commercial divisions. Stephen graduated from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in Finance and International Business. 

Roger Tauchman

Managing Director

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8522
rtauchman@encinabc.com

Roger brings over 25 years of commercial lending experience in all roles, including underwriting, portfolio management, business development, and workouts in cash flow and asset based lending.  Prior to joining Encina Business Credit, he served in leadership roles at MUFG Union Bank, GE Capital, and Bank of America with a primary focus on asset based financing.  In addition, he served as a turnaround consulting professional with Chicago-based Lake Pointe Partners.   

Janet Klinger

Vice President of Operations

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8512

jklinger@encinabc.com

Commercial Loan Operations Manager/Leader with experience including establishing systems and procedures for startups; consolidating operations following merger/acquisition and designing and implementing technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ongoing operations.