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Wintrust Commercial Finance Appoints Veteran Direct Originator for the East Region

January 12, 2022, 07:19 AM

Wintrust Commercial Finance (WCF), a division of Wintrust Asset Finance Inc., named equipment finance veteran William (Bill) Allen a direct originator for its East Region.

Allen will report to Keith Tornichia, Vice President of New Business Development and East Region Manager for WCF. In his role, Allen will be responsible for direct originations in WCF’s direct lease and loan activities in the Southeast Region.

Based in South Carolina, Allen has spent more than 30 years in the equipment finance industry. Previously, he held senior sales roles covering the Southeast at US Bank, Synovus, Key Bank and GE Capital.

“I look forward to working with a well-established, yet entrepreneurial, company that has proven its ability to provide creative solutions to growing commercial and industrial companies across the country,” Allen said. “With Wintrust’s seasoned leadership team, I am confident I will be able to provide the clients I have developed in the Southeast over the past 30 years with meaningful financing for their capital equipment.”

Tornichia stated, “Bill is a true veteran of the industry: His equipment finance experience and market knowledge, along with his tenured relationships, will bring a strong WCF presence to the Southeast United States.”  

Tornichia added, “More importantly, the cultural fit between WCF and Bill is a clear match: Clients should always come first and both Bill and WCF pride themselves on that as well as excellent execution for our customers.”

WCF is an equipment-focused financing group, headquartered in Frisco, TX, offering sophisticated loan and lease products to commercial companies throughout the U.S. Its focus industries include transportation, construction, manufacturing, energy services, aviation, marine, environmental and waste, packaging and turnkey property, plant, equipment, and more. WCF is part of Wintrust Financial Corporation.

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