FRISCO, Texas – April 9, 2018 – Wintrust Commercial Finance (WCF), a division of Wintrust Asset Finance Inc., hired Vicki Braches as senior transaction analyst. In this role, Vicki will assist the credit department and provide oversight of documentation and funding activities. She has more than 20 years of experience in documenting and funding transactions in the mid to large-ticket equipment finance market.
“The hiring of Vicki Braches will improve efficiency and the customer experience as we continue to grow the business,” said WCF Chief Credit Officer Paul Hallauer. “Further, Vicki’s oversight of this important process will provide consistency and improve accuracy in the documentation and funding areas. We look forward to Vicki’s input and expertise as we build out a team of transaction coordinators to meet the demand as WCF’s originations increase.”
Vicki attended Texas Lutheran College and the Southwestern Paralegal Institute. She has more than 20 years of industry experience including positions as a paralegal, transaction coordinator, records specialist, and project manager. Before joining WCF, Vicki spent 22 years at GE Capital in positions of increased responsibility.
WCF is an equipment-focused financing group headquartered in Frisco, Texas that offers sophisticated loan and lease products to commercial companies throughout the United States. The group’s focus industries include transportation, construction, manufacturing, energy services, aviation and turnkey property, plant and equipment, among others. WCF is part of Wintrust.
Wintrust is a financial holding company with more than $27 billion in assets and a common stock traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company provides traditional commercial and community banking services; asset-based lending; wealth management services; commercial insurance premium financing; mortgage origination; short-term accounts receivable financing; and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. Wintrust was created as the alternative to the big banks, offering the solutions and services of larger competitors with the customer-focus and service that can only be found at a true community bank or local financial services company. The Wintrust Community Bank family has more than 150 community bank locations across the Chicago area, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana.