FGI expands the Chicago team

Chicago, January 22, 2019 – FGI announced today the expansion of the Chicago team by adding Jason Ward as Business Development Director. In this position, Ward will be responsible for business activity throughout the Midwest, with a focus on maintaining and strengthening relationships with fellow lenders, finance companies, equity sponsors and other intermediaries.

“Jason brings with him a wealth of asset based lending experience and industry knowledge. He is a tremendous asset to our company and we are very excited that he has joined our team,” says David DiPiero, President and CEO of FGI.

Tessa Payne, Managing Director adds, “Jason’s well-rounded ABL experience and acumen will be a great contribution to our business development team. I’m very excited to have him onboard to further grow our success in the Midwest market.”

Prior to joining FGI, Ward was a Loan Originations Associate, AVP with Wells Fargo’s Middle Market team serving companies with $20MM to $200MM in revenue. Jason supported the sales team in various markets including Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Los Angeles evaluating new opportunities and structuring competitive solutions. Prior thereto Jason was with GE Capital where had completed the GE Capital Investment Analyst program.

Ward was born and raised in Chicago and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from Roosevelt University.

About FGI
FGI (www.FGIWW.com) is a global leader in the commercial finance and services industry, equipping small and medium enterprises with the tools they need to safely grow their business. FGI’s two principal business units, FGI Finance and FGI Risk, provide clients with flexible and customized lending and risk mitigation solutions designed to support international and domestic growth. Headquartered in New York City, FGI maintains a presence on 6 continents with clients in over 60 countries around the world.


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