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Record Year at Accord Financial Propels New Hires, New Responsibilities

March 19, 2019, 07:17 AM

Accord Financial has achieved record growth through 2018 and into 2019. To sustain this growth and maintain its high level of client service and responsiveness, the company announced the addition of several new team members.

In December 2018, Holland Miller joined the Accord team as a Credit Analyst as part of its Underwriting and Credit Team. His background in accounting and financial expertise helps Accord maintain fast, accurate responses amid an ever-growing pipeline of opportunities.

As with most complex financial transactions, the lower middle market deals that Accord funds involve a fair amount of legalities. With that in mind, Accord brought on Legal Specialist Jessi West, at the beginning of March to help further expedite the legal side of their customized financing facilities. West has a diverse legal, compliance and financial background that will serve her well in navigating the different legal implications associated with the broad range of industries Accord finances.

“Adding another Credit Analyst to our team has really helped us provide more efficient feedback to our referral sources, and move more qualified opportunities further down the pipeline. And as we grow, having a strong legal team is just as important to maintaining our client service standards,” said Matthew Panosian, Senior Vice President and Chief of Credit.

Finally, to build on its growth and accelerate it, Accord is doubling-down on maintaining a strong presence throughout the Southeast. To achieve this, Accord Senior Associate John “JR” Halliday will now cover the Southeast region of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as parts of Tennessee and Alabama. Accord also added a new Associate, Matt Ebert.

With Accord’s U.S. Headquarters in Greenville, SC, Halliday, is strategically positioned to meet with equity sponsors, bankers and other professionals within this flourishing business region. Halliday is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and Southern Capital Forum (SCF).

“I’ve been active in the Atlanta and Georgia market for the last year and a half, and I’m excited for this expanded role,” Halliday said. “I enjoy learning about new businesses and markets. I’m looking forward to making connections throughout the Southeast and introducing Accord to new people."

“Greenville, South Carolina and the Southeast is our home turf, and we want to make sure we have a strong presence through this very robust and growing region. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and look forward to serving more businesses here in our backyard and throughout the country,” said Terry Keating, President and CEO.

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