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Signature Financial Hires Two Sales Executives, Continues Expansion

May 06, 2014, 07:08 AM

Signature Financial, LLC, the specialty finance subsidiary of New York-based Signature Bank, announced the appointment of two sales professionals, bringing the total number of executives in its sales network to 20 nationwide. 
Meredith (Meri) Berger was appointed Executive Sales Officer, based in Signature Financial’s corporate office in Melville, Long Island, N.Y.  Berger brings 34 years of specialty finance experience to her new position.  During her extensive career, Berger developed expertise throughout a range of areas within finance, including healthcare, nursing homes and professional services.  Prior, she was Vice President - Sales at Macrolease Corp. in Plainview, where she provided financing to a range of professional services firms.  Earlier, she was Vice President - Sales for Capital One Equipment Leasing and Finance in Jericho, where she worked with members of management of Signature Financial.

Stephanie Paysse was also named Executive Sales Officer, and will be based in Coral Gables, Fla.  With nearly eight years of industry-related experience, Paysse’s career has primarily been focused on transportation financing.  Most recently, she was Business Development Manager at ENGS Commercial Finance Co. in Miami, responsible for establishing and expanding its portfolio across Florida for the trucking, construction and agriculture industries.  Earlier, Paysse worked at General Electric in Miami as a Relationship Manager in transportation finance.  In this capacity, she managed the South Florida market, which spanned more than 700 accounts.  She also was a Financial Analyst at General Electric following several different industry areas.

“As Signature Financial continues to grow, we are attracting a range of seasoned sales professionals and business development experts from across the country who bring to us significant experience from various facets of specialty finance.  This diverse expertise and sales knowledge is proving beneficial to our business as we expand nationally.  With the appointments of both Meri and Stephanie, we are adding seasoned sales executives with established relationships to our network. We look forward to the contributions they will make in their new roles,” stated  Walter Rabin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Signature Financial.

Berger, a resident of Lake Success, N.Y., is the secretary of The Clara and Kurt Hellmuth Foundation, a non-for-profit organization supporting children’s charities.  She also serves on the Golf Commission Board for the Village of Lake Success.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

Paysse resides in Miami and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Signature Financial, LLC is a specialty finance subsidiary of Signature Bank, dedicated to equipment finance and leasing, transportation financing and taxi medallion financing.  Signature Financial operates from 17 locations throughout the country.

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