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Ansley Park Capital Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Appointments

May 15, 2024, 07:25 AM

Ansley Park Capital, a lending and specialty finance platform providing flexible financing solutions for essential-use, large-ticket equipment, announced the appointment of two seasoned professionals to its leadership team: Zilong Wang as Senior Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Coverage Underwriting; and Michael Gay as Senior Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Coverage.

With an illustrious career spanning roles at Barclays and Goldman Sachs, Wang brings extensive expertise in leveraged finance credit risk. Prior to joining Ansley Park, Wang served in key credit risk roles within Barclays' Leveraged Finance Division and Goldman Sachs' Risk Division. Wang's return to the team marks a significant milestone, having previously been part of the group during its tenure at CIT.

“I am thrilled to be welcoming Zilong back to our team,” commented Eric Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ansley Park Capital. “His industry knowledge, combined with his deep understanding of our organization's culture, makes him an invaluable asset, as we continue to grow and serve our clients.”

“I am very excited to back working with Eric and the team, it’s an amazing group, now with even ever greater capabilities. I look forward to leveraging our firm’s expertise and capabilities to provide tailored credit solution to meet our sponsor client need,” said Wang.

Gay brings more than three decades of experience in the equipment finance industry, with notable leadership roles at Stonebriar Commercial Finance, NXT Capital, GE Capital, and Bank of America. His expertise in sponsor finance and large-ticket equipment financing will bolster Ansley Park's capabilities in delivering tailored financing solutions.

“Michael's appointment represents the final piece of the puzzle in strengthening our leadership team,” commented Miller. “His track record of providing certainty of execution to sponsor relationships aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional service and value to our clients. I have known Michael for more than 20 years, and I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with him again.”

“I’m tremendously excited to join Ansley Park and reconnect with former colleagues who share the same commitment to provide P.E. sponsors and their portfolio companies with best-in-class financing solutions and service. Additionally, with the backing of our shareholder, our platform can leverage significant funding capabilities and credibility. I look forward to leading the Sponsor team and establishing Ansley Park as the premier equipment financing platform for sponsor owned companies,” said Gay.

In expressing his excitement about the future of Ansley Park, Miller emphasized the significant contributions that both Zilong and Michael will make towards achieving the company's short- and long-term goals, enhancing its position as a trusted partner in providing innovative financing solutions to businesses across diverse industries.

“I am incredibly optimistic about our company’s growth trajectory. The addition of Zilong and Michael underscores our commitment to excellence and positions us for continued success in meeting the evolving needs of our clients,” said Miller.

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