Record Year Paves Way for New Hires & New Responsibilities

March 19, 2019

Greenville, SC – March 18, 2019 - Through 2018 and into 2019, Accord Financial has achieved record growth. In order to sustain this growth and maintain our high level of client service and responsiveness, we are proud to announce the addition of several new team members.

In December of 2018, Holland Miller joined the Accord team as a Credit Analyst as part of our Underwriting and Credit Team. His background in accounting and financial expertise helps Accord maintain fast, accurate responses amidst an ever-growing pipeline of opportunities.

However, Accord did not stop there. As with most complex financial transactions, the lower middle market deals that Accord funds involve a fair amount of legalities. With that in mind, Accord brought on Legal Specialist, Jessi West, at the beginning of March to help further expedite the legal side of their customized financing facilities. Jessi has a diverse legal, compliance and financial background that will serve her well in navigating the different legal implications associated with the broad range of industries Accord finances.

“Adding another Credit Analyst to our team has really helped us provide more efficient feedback to our referral sources, and move more qualified opportunities further down the pipeline. And as we grow, having a strong legal team is just as important to maintaining our client service standards.” stated Senior Vice President & Chief of Credit, Matthew Panosian.

Finally, in order to build on our successful growth and further accelerate it, Accord is doubling-down on maintaining a strong presence throughout the Southeastern United States. To achieve this, Accord Senior Associate, John “JR” Halliday, will now cover the Southeast region of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as parts of Tennessee and Alabama. Accord also added a new associate, Matt Ebert.

With Accord’s U.S. Headquarters in Greenville, SC, JR is strategically positioned to meet with equity sponsors, bankers and other professionals within this flourishing business region. JR is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and Southern Capital Forum (SCF). You can expect to see him at the associations’ events throughout the Southeast.

“I’ve been active in the Atlanta and Georgia market for the last year and a half, and I’m excited for this expanded role,” JR stated. “I enjoy learning about new businesses and markets. I’m looking forward to making connections throughout the Southeast and introducing Accord to new people."

“Greenville, South Carolina and the Southeast is our home turf, and we want to make sure we have a strong presence through this very robust and growing region. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish and look forward to serving more businesses here in our backyard and throughout the country,” said Terry Keating, President & CEO.

About Accord Financial Corp.
Accord Financial Corp., founded in 1978 and traded on the TSX (symbol: ACD), is one of North America’s leading independent commercial finance companies. Serving clients throughout the US and Canada, Accord helps businesses manage cash flow and maximize opportunities with a broad range of asset-based lending solutions, including: factoring, inventory finance, equipment leasing, trade finance, and film/media finance.

Accord’s forty years of experience allows us to serve a broad base of the continent’s most dynamic industries with confidence. Our entrepreneurial spirit aligns us with our clients’ ambitions, and our exceptional financial strength makes us the lender of choice for companies financing acquisitions, restructuring and rebuilding, or transitioning to the next level of growth.

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