TROY, Mich., (April 27, 2021) – Crestmark is pleased to announce the additions of Jeffrey Mitchell and Mena Rizk. In their new roles, they are responsible for business development of the company’s commercial lending offerings. Mitchell is based in Tampa, Florida, and Rizk is based in Newport Beach, California. They report to Steve Hansen, group sales manager.
Mitchell rejoins Crestmark after several years leading commercial loan originations and business development to middle-market companies across a variety of sectors. Most recently he served as senior vice president, corporate and middle market banking with Woodforest National Bank, where he originated and managed senior banking relationships predominately in the southeastern U.S. Prior, he served as senior vice president, business development with Bibby Financial Services, and Action Capital Corporation, where he was senior vice president, director of marketing. He worked at Crestmark from 2010 to 2015 as vice president, regional sales manager east region, and prior to that was the president and CEO of Dominion Business Finance, LLC’s asset-based financing group. Mitchell earned bachelor’s degrees in both economics and international affairs from Florida State University.
Rizk joins Crestmark from LSQ Funding where he served as regional vice president, providing working capital solutions to companies of all sizes through asset-based lending and factoring facilities. His previous experience includes Homeland Supplier Corporation, where he was president & co-founder and became intimately familiar with the ABL landscape as the firm engaged with lenders. Rizk also spent several years with GlaxoSmithKline, where he served as senior therapeutic specialty representative. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
“We are excited to welcome back Jeff and add Mena to the Crestmark team. They have outstanding industry reputations and are recognized in the industry for their expertise in connecting businesses with financing solutions that meet specific needs,” said Hansen. “Their industry expertise will serve our clients well in helping to navigate the challenges of today’s evolving marketplace.”