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Wintrust Specialty Finance hires Matt Freeman as vice president of business development

Posted 04/22/2020
IRVINE, Calif. – April 21, 2020 – Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A.,  announced that Matt Freeman has joined the company as vice president of business development. Freeman will be located in Parker, Colorado, and is focused on expanding WSF’s technology lending business nationwide. He joins a team led by David Normandin, CLFP, President and CEO of WSF.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Wintrust team,” Freeman said. “Wintrust has established itself as a strong and stable partner in both third-party and vendor equipment finance. I’m looking forward to working with our team to grow a small and mid-ticket platform that will reflect the solid culture and reputation of Wintrust.”

Normandin said, “I’m excited to have Matt join the dynamic WSF team. Matt’s knowledge, skill, and consultative approach align well with our philosophy of providing custom funding solutions uniquely designed for our partners. I’m confident in Matt’s abilities to leverage our creative solutions to grow WSF into a market leader in technology lending.”

Freeman brings more than 25 years of experience to WSF. Before joining the company, he held technology lending roles at Insight Investments, CIT, EverBank, Key Equipment Finance, Hewlett-Packard Financial Services, and GE Capital.

About Wintrust
Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $36 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 180 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

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Wintrust Specialty Finance


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