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Regions Business Capital Origination Contacts

Regions Business Capital serves the entire U.S., delivering asset-based and specialty financing solutions through its offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, and New York.

Please click below to view Regions Business Capital originators in these markets:

Midwest

Brian Mann
Midwest
10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2575
Chicago, IL 60606
brian.mann@regions.com
Brian joined Regions Business Capital in October 2017, bringing 17 years of experience in originating, executing, and managing complex financing arrangements. He is responsible for new business development in the Midwest. His experience spans several major financial institutions and includes both asset-based and cash flow structures for sponsors, intermediaries, and middle market companies executing acquisitions, recapitalizations, and refinancings in a broad range of industries. Brian graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a business degree in Finance/Investment/Banking.

South

Elspeth England
Florida
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
elspeth.england@regions.com
Elspeth joined Regions Business Capital in March 2015, bringing over 24 years of banking experience. She is responsible for new business development in Florida. Her most recent prior experience included managing an asset-based lending origination team focused on lead-arranger roles in syndicated credits. Prior to that, she began and managed a leveraged finance effort and led a corporate banking team. Elspeth also managed a loan production office in Atlanta for another financial institution. She earned a BA in Economics from Duke University.
Berkin Istanbulluoglu
Alabama
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
berkin.istanbulluoglu@regions.com
Berkin joined Regions in 1999.  Prior to transferring to Regions Business Capital in 2009, he was with the National Corporate Banking Group. In addition to managing a portfolio of relationships, Berkin is responsible for new business development in Alabama. His experience includes large corporate and middle-market business development, underwriting, portfolio risk management, relationship management and loan review. Berkin earned a BBA in Finance from the University of North Alabama.
Scott Kray
GA, KY, TN
1180 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA  30309
scott.kray@regions.com
Scott joined Regions Business Capital in May 2016, bringing 26 years of asset-based and leveraged cash flow lending experience, including both senior and junior tranches of the capital structure. He is responsible for new business development in Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  Scott‘s experience spans several prominent financial institutions and a variety of roles, including originations team leader, direct-company and equity-sponsor coverage, underwriting, portfolio management and restructuring.  Scott earned his BS degree from the University of Florida and his MBA from Harvard.
Todd D. Ping
NC, MS, SC, VA
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA  30309
todd.ping@regions.com
Todd joined Regions in November 2010, bringing more than 20 years of experience in a variety of roles with other major financial institutions in the areas of middle market and large corporate lending.  He is responsible for new business development in the Carolinas, Mississippi, and Virginia. His experience includes asset-based lending, cash flow and leveraged cash flow lending, private equity group lending, acquisitions, restructuring, and emerging technology lending. Todd earned a BS in Economics from George Mason University.

Southwest & ABL Energy Finance

Mike Fogarty
Southwest & ABL Energy Finance
1717 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
michael.fogarty@regions.com
Mike joined Regions in May 2006, after working for two major financial institutions for over 15 years. He is responsible for business development in ABL Energy Finance and the Southwest.  His experience includes asset-based lending, leveraged finance, private equity group lending, and large corporate and middle market lending to a broad range of industry sectors, including oil and gas. Mike is a licensed CPA and worked for three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Auditing Division prior to entering the banking industry. He earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee.

Lender Finance

James S. Barwis
Lender Finance
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
james.barwis@regions.com
Jim joined Regions in August 2009, bringing 23 years of corporate lending experience. He is responsible for the Lender Finance portfolio, including new business development. Most of his career has been spent in business development and relationship management roles, serving middle market and large corporate clients. His background includes asset-based lending, leveraged finance, capital markets, and restructuring. Jim earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Retail Finance & Supply Chain Finance

Louis Alexander
Head of Retail Finance
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177
louis.alexander@regions.com
Lou joined Regions Business Capital in January 2010, with over 30 years of experience in the ABL industry. He  assumed responsibility for Regions Business Capital's Retail Finance portfolio, as Head of Retail Finance, in July 2017. Prior to joining Regions, he worked with two other prominent financial institutions, where he most recently built out and co-managed a middle-market ABL business.  His experience includes retail finance, risk management, portfolio management, underwriting and auditing. He received his BBA in Accounting from Iona College.
Hossein Nouri
Retail Finance Origination
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177
hossein.khajehnouri@regions.com
Hossein joined Regions Business Capital in December 2012, bringing with him 9 years of experience in corporate finance, capital markets and business development, from two major financial institutions. He is responsible for new business development in Retail Finance. His experience includes lending to retailers, asset-based and cash flow lending, private equity lending, and supply chain finance. In 2016, he was recognized in The Secured Lender for the CFA's 40 Under 40 Awards. Hoss earned a BS in Management from George Mason University, an MBA in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University, and a Master's in Economics from Columbia University.
Daniel J. Wells
Supply Chain Finance
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177
daniel.wells@regions.com
Dan joined Regions in December 2010, after almost four years with another major financial institution, where the majority of his tenure was employed in the asset-based lending group. He is responsible for new business development in Supply Chain Finance. Dan's experience includes relationship management, asset-based lending, retail finance, and supply chain finance. He earned his BS in Finance from Auburn University.
Gene Wilson
Supply Chain & Retail Finance
1180 West Peachtree NW
Suite 1000, Floor 10th
Atlanta, GA 30309
gene.wilson@regions.com
Gene joined Regions in April 2006, after 22 years with another major financial institution. In addition to oversight of the Northern Region, his responsible for the Retail Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Lender Finance specialty businesses. His experience includes asset-based lending, leveraged finance, private equity group lending, large corporate lending, middle market corporate banking, risk management and retail banking management. Gene is a member of the Corporate Finance Association and the board of directors of a non-profit organization in New York City. He is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Augusta. He earned a BBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Georgia and a Certificate in International Business from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.