Signature Financial, LLC, the specialty finance subsidiary of New York-based Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), announced today the appointment of seven seasoned sales professionals throughout the country. These sales executives bring decades of experience to Signature Financial, primarily in the areas of equipment and transportation leasing and finance.
Harry Newman was named Executive Sales Officer, and is based in the Knoxville, Tenn. area. He brings 30 years of financing expertise to Signature Financial. Prior, Newman was Vice President at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, where he handled sourcing and negotiating a wide range of construction equipment transactions. Previously, he held various equipment finance-related positions at Citigroup and Astec Financial.
Craig T. Cleary was named Executive Sales Officer and is based in Harrisburg, Pa. Cleary has 20 years of experience in equipment financing, and most recently served as business development manager for De Lage Landen, a global provider of leasing, business and consumer finance solutions. Prior, he served as Vice President at both GE Capital and Citigroup. Cleary’s expertise extends into the construction and trucking industries.
Also appointed to the role of Executive Sales Officer is Bill Musgrave, who is based in the Denver, Colo. region. Musgrave has spent more than 30 years in the equipment finance arena, specializing in construction, bus finance and waste management. Before joining Signature Financial, he was a Vice President at Capital One Equipment Leasing & Finance for seven years. Musgrave previously worked in various finance positions at Zion’s Credit Corp., HSBC Business Credit and ITT Capital Financial.Rob McKenna, based in Philadelphia, Pa., was named to the post of Executive Sales Officer, after garnering a 23-year career in specialty finance, with an emphasis in construction and transportation equipment. Most recently, McKenna was District Sales Manager at Paccar Financial Corp. in both Pa. and N.Y. Previously, he held Vice President of Sales roles at both GE Capital and CitiCapital.