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Wintrust Specialty Finance Appoints Hart as VP of Business Development, Industrial

July 06, 2023, 07:20 AM

Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., a Wintrust Community Bank, announced Barry Hart has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development, Industrial. Hart will be located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is focused on expanding WSF’s overall Industrial lending business nationwide. He joins a sales team led by Doug Nielsen, Chief Sales Officer.

“I’m very excited to join the Wintrust Specialty Finance team and be a part of the continuing growth of the industrial vertical,” Hart said. “I’m looking forward to combining my experience and skill set with the tremendous resources Wintrust can bring to third-party and equipment vendors in the industrial and construction space.”

Nielsen said, “I’m excited to have Barry join the dynamic WSF team. Barry’s market knowledge, skill, and consultative approach align well with our philosophy of providing custom funding solutions uniquely designed for our partners. Barry will work with OEMs, dealers, and distributors nationwide to assist them in selling more through financing.”

Hart brings more than 30 years of experience to WSF. Before joining WSF, Barry held equipment lending roles at Rollins Leasing Corporation, GE Commercial Finance, Citi Capital, TCF Bank, Element, Penske, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, and Verdant Commercial Capital.

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