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Signature Financial Promotes EF Industry Leaders Campbell and Ash

July 27, 2021, 07:23 AM

Signature Financial LLC, the wholly owned specialty finance subsidiary of New York-based Signature Bank, announced the promotion of two of its specialty finance leaders.

Robert (Bobby) Campbell, who currently holds the role of Vice President - Director Capital Markets, was promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President – Managing Director Operations & Strategic Development. In this capacity, Campbell will be responsible for overseeing Signature Financial’s overall operations, reporting, technology and systems as well as interfacing with Signature Bank’s accounting, finance, information technology and auditing groups. Campbell also will spearhead strategic development initiatives for Signature Financial, including advancing technology to enhance business efficiencies and elevate the client experience as well as new business platform planning among other strategic efforts.

An 18-year finance veteran, Campbell joined Signature Financial in 2012 as a Capital Markets Account Officer before being promoted to his current role, during which time he contributed significantly to originate and develop Capital Markets relationships. Previously, he held roles at Capital One in the Finance Division, serving specialty finance business lines, including equipment finance and public funding. His prior experience in the finance sector included portfolio management and trading at various investment houses. Campbell is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

Concurrently, Michael Ash, Group Director, Regional Originations & Syndications, has been promoted to the newly created role of Senior Vice President - Managing Director Capital Markets & Regional Originations. In this position, Ash will focus on further building the Capital Markets business through the acquisition of loans and leases from Capital Markets clients (Buy Side) while retaining his current responsibilities for the syndication of transactions by Signature Financial (Sell Side). Additionally, he will continue to lead the regional originations sales team, which provides support for Signature Bank’s New York-area bankers as well as originates assets independently.

Ash joined Signature Financial in August 2013 as Vice President - Director Capital Markets. In January 2019, he was promoted to Group Director when he assumed oversight and management of the regional direct sales force. Ash’s equipment finance industry career spans more than 30 years, during which time he served in a range of risk-related and business development roles, including holding positions of increasing responsibility at CIT, Charter/Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business after having obtained his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University.

“Signature Financial continues to broaden its product offerings and expand its capabilities across a multitude of specialty finance market segments, all aimed at furthering our growth agenda. To that end, these two promotions are indicative of our abilities to draw from our own talent, leveraging the expertise of our senior officers. Both Bobby and Michael are seasoned equipment finance professionals with strong industrywide reputations. Their expanded roles will help elevate Signature Financial as they make continued significant contributions to the organization,” said Walter Rabin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Signature Financial.

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