August 31, 2018 -
Bridge Funding Group (BFG) has hired three new equipment leasing and finance specialists to help grow the company’s presence in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
Headquartered in the Baltimore area, BFG is a direct lender and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited that specializes in equipment finance and franchise lending. It currently has more than $1.7 billion in total assets.
Dan McKew, president, BFG, said: “Our growing equipment leasing and financing team at BFG works closely with BankUnited’s commercial banking teams in each region, serving as a trusted financial resource for new and existing clients, and offering a full suite of products and services designed to meet the growing needs of established businesses nationwide.”
Gary Jones, a 30-year industry veteran, has been named vice-president, responsible for originating and structuring leasing and financing opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC.
Prior to joining BFG, he served as vice-president at FifthThird Equipment Finance, Mid-Atlantic region.
Mike Salatino has joined BFG as vice-president, Northeast business development officer, having served most recently as vice-president and senior account executive at PNC Equipment Finance, Northeast region. He also brings more than 30 years industry experience to his new role, where he will be responsible for sourcing and closing equipment leasing and finance business in New York, New Jersey and throughout New England.
Jason Sullivan brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his new position as vice-president for secured equipment finance, Southeast region.
In this role, he will serve the equipment finance needs of businesses operating in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. Jason has an extensive background in this region, having served with CIT Business Credit and Capital Equipment Finance and as senior vice president for commercial equipment finance, Carolinas region, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.