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
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Martin is 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. He 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
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Tom is a seasoned credit executive with extensive experience in all facets of secured lending including Senior management roles in underwriting, documentation, portfolio management and workout/bankruptcy. Primary focus on asset based lending with industry leaders that include GE Capital, Bank of America and Fleet Capital.

Rob McMahon

Chief Commercial Officer

320 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
203-916-6897
rmcmahon@encinabc.com
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Rob has 25+ years of executive leadership and banking roles at GE Capital and ABN Amro Bank, with a demonstrated track record of rapidly growing businesses, launching new products, and driving both revenue and cost synergy. 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.

Jeff Linstrom

General Counsel

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-858-9212
jlinstrom@encinabc.com
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Jeff has approximately 30 years of experience in asset based lending, commercial finance and restructuring finance. He is a former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Hilco Global. He also practiced law for 13 years as a member of the corporate restructuring practice at two distinguished law firms - Jones Day and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Tron Allen

Senior Managing Director

720 Rusk St., Suite 302
Houston, TX 77002
281-223-1203
tallen@encinabc.com
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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 involving a cross section of industries. Tron 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. Tron is responsible for serving clients in the South West region for Encina.

Bill Kearney

Senior Managing Director

1200 Abernathy Road, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-551-8140
wkearney@encinabc.com
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Bill 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 at the CIT Group.

Michael Lustbader

SENIOR MANGING DIRECTOR

320 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
203-935-8341
mlustbader@encinabc.com
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Mike has over 30 years of Asset Based Lending experience in growing loan portfolios, risk management, workouts/restructurings, and creating solutions to close complex transactions. Prior to joining Encina, Mike was Senior Credit Officer for TD Bank's Asset Based Lending and Leasing businesses, had 12+ years of various leadership positions at GE Capital, was Managing Director and co-ran Highland Capital's restructuring advisory business (Barrier Advisors / NexBank Capital), and held various portfolio management and underwriting leadership positions at the Bank of New Yok Commercial Corporation and at Irving Trust Commercial Finance.

Clark D. Griffith

Senior Managing Director

2650 Mission St, Suite 210
San Marino, CA 91108
310-822-1396
cgriffith@encinabc.com
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Prior to joining EBC, Clark was President and Senior Managing Director of Hana Business Capital, LLC a subsidiary of Hana Financial Inc. Clark started his career in corporate finance in 2000 at GE Capital in CT. Since that time Clark held both sales and credit roles at GE Capital's Commercial Finance units in Japan, Hong Kong, and across the USA. Prior to joining Hana, Clark was an Officer of General Electric Japan and led two teams at GE Capital Japan, as Senior Managing Director of GE's Structured Finance unit (Sponsor Finance and Corporate Lending). Prior to GE, Clark spent 10 years in the real estate industry, working for both American and Japanese real estate firms. Clark is responsible for servicing clients in the West region.

Brian Banning

Senior Managing Director

575 E. Big Beaver Road Suite 230
Troy, MI 48083
313-318-0019
bbanning@encinabc.com
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Brian is a 25-year industry veteran who has previously worked at Chemical Business Credit (formerly known as Talmer Business Credit), FirstMerit Bank, Citizens Bank, GMAC Commercial Finance and CIT Business Credit. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director at both Chemical Business Credit and Talmer Business Credit, where he led the ABL groups for Chemical Bank and Talmer Bank, respectively. Prior to leading ABL teams, Brian spent the majority of his career originating bank exits, restructuring, turnaround, leveraged and automotive ABL transactions throughout the Midwest. Brian is based out of Troy, MI and is responsible for serving clients in the Midwest region.

Sean Sheehan

Managing Director

320 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06880
203-912-7922
ssheehan@encinabc.com
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Sean brings 22+ years of corporate finance experience to 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. Sean is responsible for clients in the North west region.

Stephen Beriau

Managing Director

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8507
sberiau@encinabc.com
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Steve 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. Steve is responsible for serving clients in the Midwest region.

Roger Tauchman

Managing Director

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8522
rtauchman@encinabc.com
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Roger brings over 25 years of commercial lending experience in roles that include 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.

Richard Lehrter

Managing Director

321 S. Boston Ave. Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74103
918-289-1853
rlehrter@encinabc.com
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Rick has over 30 years of experience at commercial banks and finance companies including the start-up, development and growth of new geographic markets and products. Prior to joining Encina, Rick worked in the Asset Based Lending bank space at First Midwest Bank and non-bank commercial finance space at First Capital. Rick's experience also includes bank market president assignments with UMB Bank and Commerce Bank as well as corporate banking with Comerica Bank. Rick has served on commercial bank advisory boards and is an outside legal director of a $60 million privately-owned consumer products manufacturing company. Rick is responsible for serving clients in the Southwest region.

Janet Klinger

Vice President of Operations

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8512
jklinger@encinabc.com
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Janet is Encina's commercial Loan Operations Manager/Leader with prior experience that includes 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.

Craig Maier

Vice President of Finance

123 North Wacker, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-796-8502
cmaier@encinabc.com
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Craig has more than 11 years of experience in corporate finance, specifically in budgeting, managing department financials, overseeing large project spends, implementing multiple Finance systems and handling International Compliance for subsidiaries in 13 countries. Prior to joining Encina Business Credit, he held positions at SmithBucklin and CareerBuilder.