Siena Lending Group is a diverse team of experienced asset-based lending (ABL) professionals. Our team members are recognized authorities on commercial finance, frequently honored by industry associations for their excellence.

  • David Grende

    President & CEO

    David Grende

    President & CEO

    David is a specialized lending executive with more than 30 years experience building and running asset-based lending businesses, executing debt restructurings, taking on interim management roles, and completing complex asset workouts and recoveries.

    Prior to co-founding Siena, David was Chief Executive Officer of Burdale Capital Finance (BCF), a wholly owned asset-based lending subsidiary of Bank of Ireland, which provided transatlantic financing solutions to a $1.7 billion portfolio of clients. In 2006, David was hired to start BCF as a de novo ABL U.S. business and built it into a widely recognized brand. BCF was sold to Wells Fargo in 2012 as part of the bank’s deleveraging, necessitated by the IMF’s bailout of Ireland in 2010. More

  • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Anthony Lavinio

    Anthony Lavinio

    Managing Director Underwriting

    Anthony Lavinio

    Managing Director Underwriting

    Anthony has approximately 30 years of experience working within the financial services sector, particularly asset-based lending. Anthony has a strong background in structuring and underwriting ABL transactions between $5 million to $100 million.   Prior to Siena, Anthony was the Senior Underwriter at Burdale Capital Finance (Bank of Ireland’s Asset Based Lending subsidiary) and held various roles at CIT, FINOVA Capital, LaSalle Business Credit and Keltic Financial Services.  Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Saint John’s University – Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

  • Miin Chen

    COO

    Miin Chen

    COO

    Miin has 10 years of experience in accounting, audit, operations and treasury management. Prior to Siena, Miin was a direct report to the Controller at Burdale and has worked as an auditor at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and JH Cohn (CohnReznick). Miin is a CPA in the state of New Jersey and holds a Masters in Accounting from Boston College.

David Grende

President & CEO

    David is a specialized lending executive with more than 30 years experience building and running asset-based lending businesses, executing debt restructurings, taking on interim management roles, and completing complex asset workouts and recoveries.

    Prior to co-founding Siena, David was Chief Executive Officer of Burdale Capital Finance (BCF), a wholly owned asset-based lending subsidiary of Bank of Ireland, which provided transatlantic financing solutions to a $1.7 billion portfolio of clients. In 2006, David was hired to start BCF as a de novo ABL U.S. business and built it into a widely recognized brand. BCF was sold to Wells Fargo in 2012 as part of the bank’s deleveraging, necessitated by the IMF’s bailout of Ireland in 2010. More

    Anthony Lavinio

    Managing Director Underwriting

      Anthony has approximately 30 years of experience working within the financial services sector, particularly asset-based lending. Anthony has a strong background in structuring and underwriting ABL transactions between $5 million to $100 million.   Prior to Siena, Anthony was the Senior Underwriter at Burdale Capital Finance (Bank of Ireland’s Asset Based Lending subsidiary) and held various roles at CIT, FINOVA Capital, LaSalle Business Credit and Keltic Financial Services.  Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Saint John’s University – Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

      Miin Chen

      COO

        Miin has 10 years of experience in accounting, audit, operations and treasury management. Prior to Siena, Miin was a direct report to the Controller at Burdale and has worked as an auditor at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and JH Cohn (CohnReznick). Miin is a CPA in the state of New Jersey and holds a Masters in Accounting from Boston College.

        • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Steve Sanicola

          Steve Sanicola

          Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

          Steve Sanicola

          Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

          Steve has more than 32 years of commercial finance experience, specifically in underwriting, risk management and portfolio management. Prior to Siena, Steve was Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Burdale. Steve’s ABL background includes various credit roles at GE Capital and Fleet Bank/Connecticut Bank & Trust.

        Steve Sanicola

        Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

          Steve has more than 32 years of commercial finance experience, specifically in underwriting, risk management and portfolio management. Prior to Siena, Steve was Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Burdale. Steve’s ABL background includes various credit roles at GE Capital and Fleet Bank/Connecticut Bank & Trust.

          • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Martin Goni

            Martin Goni

            AVP Portfolio Management

            Martin Goni

            AVP Portfolio Management

            Martin graduated from Babson College with a B.Sc. in Finance and Economics. While at Babson, he held leadership positions in various programs, building foundations in financial and strategic analysis.

          • Keith Holler

            SVP Portfolio Management

            Keith Holler

            SVP Portfolio Management

            Keith is an asset-based lending professional with more than 30 years of experience primarily in portfolio management and underwriting.  Prior to joining Siena, Keith worked in various portfolio and credit roles at Santander Bank, Siemens Financial Services, and Congress Financial.

          • Dillon Lounsbury

            AVP Portfolio Management

            Dillon Lounsbury

            AVP Portfolio Management

            Dillon has over 7 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry. After graduating from Baruch College in 2014, he began his career at GE Capital in their Investment Analyst Program. Following his time at GE Capital, Dillon worked in various roles for Wells Fargo Capital Finance, including Field Exam and Portfolio Management.

          Martin Goni

          AVP Portfolio Management

            Martin graduated from Babson College with a B.Sc. in Finance and Economics. While at Babson, he held leadership positions in various programs, building foundations in financial and strategic analysis.

            Keith Holler

            SVP Portfolio Management

              Keith is an asset-based lending professional with more than 30 years of experience primarily in portfolio management and underwriting.  Prior to joining Siena, Keith worked in various portfolio and credit roles at Santander Bank, Siemens Financial Services, and Congress Financial.

              Dillon Lounsbury

              AVP Portfolio Management

                Dillon has over 7 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry. After graduating from Baruch College in 2014, he began his career at GE Capital in their Investment Analyst Program. Following his time at GE Capital, Dillon worked in various roles for Wells Fargo Capital Finance, including Field Exam and Portfolio Management.

                • Carrie Maiya

                  Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                  Carrie Maiya

                  Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                  Carrie has more than 11 years of commercial finance experience, spanning underwriting, portfolio management, workout, and field exam management. Prior to joining Siena, Carrie worked in various ABL and Cash Flow roles at GE Capital.

                • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Vlad Paskas

                  Vlad Paskas

                  Field Examiner

                  Vlad Paskas

                  Field Examiner

                  Vlad graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in International Business and Trade Commerce and an MBA in Analytics Intelligence. Vlad also has certifications for Financial Markets from Yale University and Macroeconomics from University of California, Irvine.

                • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: James Persico

                  James Persico

                  Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                  James Persico

                  Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                  Jim has over 20 years of experience across a multitude of leverage lending products, structures, industries, and economic cycles. Prior to joining Siena, Jim led various teams at GE Capital in managing leverage loans through their entire life cycle, including origination, underwriting, portfolio management, workout, and restructuring. Products include Unitranche, Securitization, Agency, Participation, DIP, Cash Flow, ABL and Restructured Equity. Jim is also a CPA and was employed at KPMG prior to GE Capital.

                Carrie Maiya

                Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                  Carrie has more than 11 years of commercial finance experience, spanning underwriting, portfolio management, workout, and field exam management. Prior to joining Siena, Carrie worked in various ABL and Cash Flow roles at GE Capital.

                  Vlad Paskas

                  Field Examiner

                    Vlad graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in International Business and Trade Commerce and an MBA in Analytics Intelligence. Vlad also has certifications for Financial Markets from Yale University and Macroeconomics from University of California, Irvine.

                    James Persico

                    Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                      Jim has over 20 years of experience across a multitude of leverage lending products, structures, industries, and economic cycles. Prior to joining Siena, Jim led various teams at GE Capital in managing leverage loans through their entire life cycle, including origination, underwriting, portfolio management, workout, and restructuring. Products include Unitranche, Securitization, Agency, Participation, DIP, Cash Flow, ABL and Restructured Equity. Jim is also a CPA and was employed at KPMG prior to GE Capital.

                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Steve Sanicola

                        Steve Sanicola

                        Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                        Steve Sanicola

                        Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                        Steve has more than 32 years of commercial finance experience, specifically in underwriting, risk management and portfolio management. Prior to Siena, Steve was Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Burdale. Steve’s ABL background includes various credit roles at GE Capital and Fleet Bank/Connecticut Bank & Trust.

                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Bill Seibold

                        Bill Seibold

                        VP Portfolio Management

                        Bill Seibold

                        VP Portfolio Management

                        Bill has more than 40 years experience in ABL/Commercial Financing and Factoring, covering all facets of Credit Administration and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Siena, Bill was employed in various Credit and Portfolio Management capacities with both banking and independent ABL institutions, serving the entrepreneurial and middle markets.

                      • Renee Singer

                        Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                        Renee Singer

                        Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                        Renee has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, primarily in portfolio management. Prior to joining Siena, Renee spent twenty years at CIT in various credit roles, including Portfolio Manager and Field Exam Manager for C&I ABL and as Portfolio Manager of CIT Capital Equipment Finance, where she led teams in both business units or groups. Prior to CIT, Renee served in various roles as an account manager and field examiner at Sterling National Bank, Finova and Chase Bank.

                      Steve Sanicola

                      Managing Director - Risk and Portfolio Management

                        Steve has more than 32 years of commercial finance experience, specifically in underwriting, risk management and portfolio management. Prior to Siena, Steve was Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Burdale. Steve’s ABL background includes various credit roles at GE Capital and Fleet Bank/Connecticut Bank & Trust.

                        Bill Seibold

                        VP Portfolio Management

                          Bill has more than 40 years experience in ABL/Commercial Financing and Factoring, covering all facets of Credit Administration and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining Siena, Bill was employed in various Credit and Portfolio Management capacities with both banking and independent ABL institutions, serving the entrepreneurial and middle markets.

                          Renee Singer

                          Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                            Renee has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, primarily in portfolio management. Prior to joining Siena, Renee spent twenty years at CIT in various credit roles, including Portfolio Manager and Field Exam Manager for C&I ABL and as Portfolio Manager of CIT Capital Equipment Finance, where she led teams in both business units or groups. Prior to CIT, Renee served in various roles as an account manager and field examiner at Sterling National Bank, Finova and Chase Bank.

                            • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Dexter-Leon Taylor

                              Dexter-Leon Taylor

                              Sr. VP Audit

                              Dexter-Leon Taylor

                              Sr. VP Audit

                              Dex has more than 20 years of asset-based lending experience specializing in audit and risk management. Prior to joining Siena, Dex’s background includes various audit and credit roles at First Capital Business Credit, GE Commercial Distribution Finance, Textron Financial Business Credit, Evergreen Collateral Consulting LLC, Jefferson Wells International and CIT.

                            • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Michael Zielinski

                              Michael Zielinski

                              Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                              Michael Zielinski

                              Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                              Michael has approximately 20 years of finance experience with his last 13 years focused on various roles in the Asset Based Lending Industry. Prior to joining Siena, Michael worked at Access Capital and Keltic Financial Service.

                            Dexter-Leon Taylor

                            Sr. VP Audit

                              Dex has more than 20 years of asset-based lending experience specializing in audit and risk management. Prior to joining Siena, Dex’s background includes various audit and credit roles at First Capital Business Credit, GE Commercial Distribution Finance, Textron Financial Business Credit, Evergreen Collateral Consulting LLC, Jefferson Wells International and CIT.

                              Michael Zielinski

                              Sr. VP Portfolio Management

                                Michael has approximately 20 years of finance experience with his last 13 years focused on various roles in the Asset Based Lending Industry. Prior to joining Siena, Michael worked at Access Capital and Keltic Financial Service.

                                • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Scott Elliotto

                                  Scott Elliotto

                                  Managing Director – New Business Originations

                                  Scott Elliotto

                                  Managing Director – New Business Originations

                                  Scott is an asset based lending professional with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Siena, Scott worked in business development and origination roles for Burdale and GE Commercial Finance, and underwriting roles at Fleet Capital and CIT.

                                • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Stephen Fuscaldo

                                  Stephen Fuscaldo

                                  Director – New Business Originations

                                  Stephen Fuscaldo

                                  Director – New Business Originations

                                  Steve has more than 28 years of experience in asset based lending, specifically in account management, underwriting, sales leadership and in origination. Prior to Siena, Steve served in various origination and credit roles at TD Bank, Burdale, GE Capital, and CIT.

                                • Suzanne Lovett

                                  Director - Southwest Originations

                                  Suzanne Lovett

                                  Director - Southwest Originations

                                  Suzanne is the Director of New Business Originations for the Southwest, based Dallas, TX.  She brings over 30 years of asset based lending experience to Siena, beginning her career managing non-performing assets for Foothill Capital Corporation.  For the past 20 years, she has focused on new business development in the Southwest, primarily for Wells Fargo Capital Finance and its predecessor companies Norwest Business Credit, Congress Financial, and Wachovia Capital Finance.

                                Scott Elliotto

                                Managing Director – New Business Originations

                                  Scott is an asset based lending professional with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Siena, Scott worked in business development and origination roles for Burdale and GE Commercial Finance, and underwriting roles at Fleet Capital and CIT.

                                  Stephen Fuscaldo

                                  Director – New Business Originations

                                    Steve has more than 28 years of experience in asset based lending, specifically in account management, underwriting, sales leadership and in origination. Prior to Siena, Steve served in various origination and credit roles at TD Bank, Burdale, GE Capital, and CIT.

                                    Suzanne Lovett

                                    Director - Southwest Originations

                                      Suzanne is the Director of New Business Originations for the Southwest, based Dallas, TX.  She brings over 30 years of asset based lending experience to Siena, beginning her career managing non-performing assets for Foothill Capital Corporation.  For the past 20 years, she has focused on new business development in the Southwest, primarily for Wells Fargo Capital Finance and its predecessor companies Norwest Business Credit, Congress Financial, and Wachovia Capital Finance.

                                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Mark Orlando

                                        Mark Orlando

                                        Director – Western Region

                                        Mark Orlando

                                        Director – Western Region

                                        Mark is the Western Region New Business Director, based out of Los Angeles. Mark has over 25 years of experience in the finance and asset-based lending industry. Prior to joining Siena, Mark was Principal and Senior Vice President at Ares Commercial Finance and Ares’ predecessor, First Capital. Mark has also served in various senior business development, credit, and management roles for Rabobank, U.S. Bank and LaSalle Bank (now part of Bank of America), as well as founding his own firm, Arrowhead Capital, where he served as Managing Director.

                                      • Joe Panico

                                        Director - New Business Originations Midwest

                                        Joe Panico

                                        Director - New Business Originations Midwest

                                        Joe is the Director of Business Development for the Midwest, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been providing financing solutions to middle market companies for 15 years with PNC Business Credit, CIBC and WNB Specialty Finance.

                                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Nick Payne

                                        Nick Payne

                                        Director – New Business Originations

                                        Nick Payne

                                        Director – New Business Originations

                                        Nick is the Director of New Business Origination for the Midwest, based out of Chicago. Prior to joining Siena, Nick held various business development roles for Nations Equipment Finance, Van Eck Global, and Morgan Stanley.

                                      Mark Orlando

                                      Director – Western Region

                                        Mark is the Western Region New Business Director, based out of Los Angeles. Mark has over 25 years of experience in the finance and asset-based lending industry. Prior to joining Siena, Mark was Principal and Senior Vice President at Ares Commercial Finance and Ares’ predecessor, First Capital. Mark has also served in various senior business development, credit, and management roles for Rabobank, U.S. Bank and LaSalle Bank (now part of Bank of America), as well as founding his own firm, Arrowhead Capital, where he served as Managing Director.

                                        Joe Panico

                                        Director - New Business Originations Midwest

                                          Joe is the Director of Business Development for the Midwest, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been providing financing solutions to middle market companies for 15 years with PNC Business Credit, CIBC and WNB Specialty Finance.

                                          Nick Payne

                                          Director – New Business Originations

                                            Nick is the Director of New Business Origination for the Midwest, based out of Chicago. Prior to joining Siena, Nick held various business development roles for Nations Equipment Finance, Van Eck Global, and Morgan Stanley.

                                            • Troy Larsen

                                              Senior Analyst - New Business Originations

                                              Troy Larsen

                                              Senior Analyst - New Business Originations

                                              Troy graduated from Stonehill College with a BS in Finance and Economics. At Stonehill, he held leadership roles with the Financial Management Association as well as the Investment Finance Initiative. He holds certifications in Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, and JMP.

                                            Troy Larsen

                                            Senior Analyst - New Business Originations

                                              Troy graduated from Stonehill College with a BS in Finance and Economics. At Stonehill, he held leadership roles with the Financial Management Association as well as the Investment Finance Initiative. He holds certifications in Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, and JMP.

                                              • Ernie Abati

                                                Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                Ernie Abati

                                                Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                Ernie has over 25 years of experience in Asset Based Lending and Factoring.  His areas of expertise include: underwriting highly leveraged credit facilities, loan restructuring, portfolio management and loan workouts.  Prior to joining Siena, Ernie underwrote and managed portfolios at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LaSalle Business Credit and CIT.  Ernie is a NYS licensed CPA.

                                              • Gill Elmore

                                                Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                Gill Elmore

                                                Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                Gill has over 30 years of commercial finance experience concentrated in structuring, underwriting, and managing Asset Based Lending transactions. Prior to joining Siena, Gill was a Senior Underwriter for Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

                                              • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Anthony Lavinio

                                                Anthony Lavinio

                                                Managing Director Underwriting

                                                Anthony Lavinio

                                                Managing Director Underwriting

                                                Anthony has approximately 30 years of experience working within the financial services sector, particularly asset-based lending. Anthony has a strong background in structuring and underwriting ABL transactions between $5 million to $100 million.   Prior to Siena, Anthony was the Senior Underwriter at Burdale Capital Finance (Bank of Ireland’s Asset Based Lending subsidiary) and held various roles at CIT, FINOVA Capital, LaSalle Business Credit and Keltic Financial Services.  Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Saint John’s University – Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

                                              Ernie Abati

                                              Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                Ernie has over 25 years of experience in Asset Based Lending and Factoring.  His areas of expertise include: underwriting highly leveraged credit facilities, loan restructuring, portfolio management and loan workouts.  Prior to joining Siena, Ernie underwrote and managed portfolios at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LaSalle Business Credit and CIT.  Ernie is a NYS licensed CPA.

                                                Gill Elmore

                                                Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                  Gill has over 30 years of commercial finance experience concentrated in structuring, underwriting, and managing Asset Based Lending transactions. Prior to joining Siena, Gill was a Senior Underwriter for Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

                                                  Anthony Lavinio

                                                  Managing Director Underwriting

                                                    Anthony has approximately 30 years of experience working within the financial services sector, particularly asset-based lending. Anthony has a strong background in structuring and underwriting ABL transactions between $5 million to $100 million.   Prior to Siena, Anthony was the Senior Underwriter at Burdale Capital Finance (Bank of Ireland’s Asset Based Lending subsidiary) and held various roles at CIT, FINOVA Capital, LaSalle Business Credit and Keltic Financial Services.  Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Saint John’s University – Peter J. Tobin College of Business.

                                                    • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Jason Schick

                                                      Jason Schick

                                                      Director Underwriting

                                                      Jason Schick

                                                      Director Underwriting

                                                      Jason has 15 years of experience in the Public Accounting and Banking industries, with experience at institutions including JPMorgan Chase Bank, Burdale Capital, and CIT. Jason has experience structuring, underwriting and syndicating transactions.

                                                    • Michael Sessa

                                                      Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                      Michael Sessa

                                                      Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                      Michael has 16 years of experience in the financial services sector, of which, 9 have been in asset-based lending. Prior to joining Siena, Michael was an underwriter and portfolio manager at BMO Harris Bank and at Wells Fargo. Michael is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and a former Captain in the U.S. Army. He also has an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

                                                    Jason Schick

                                                    Director Underwriting

                                                      Jason has 15 years of experience in the Public Accounting and Banking industries, with experience at institutions including JPMorgan Chase Bank, Burdale Capital, and CIT. Jason has experience structuring, underwriting and syndicating transactions.

                                                      Michael Sessa

                                                      Sr. VP Underwriting

                                                        Michael has 16 years of experience in the financial services sector, of which, 9 have been in asset-based lending. Prior to joining Siena, Michael was an underwriter and portfolio manager at BMO Harris Bank and at Wells Fargo. Michael is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and a former Captain in the U.S. Army. He also has an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

                                                        • Alkesh Badshah

                                                          VP Software Engineer

                                                          Alkesh Badshah

                                                          VP Software Engineer

                                                          Alkesh brings 20 years of software engineering and leadership experience to our team. At Siena, he is responsible for maintaining and enhancing our Passport system.

                                                        • Antoinette Romain

                                                          Collateral Analyst

                                                          Antoinette Romain

                                                          Collateral Analyst

                                                          Antoinette has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending industry as a Collateral Analyst. Prior to Siena, Antoinette worked at Wells Fargo Capital Finance , Capital Finance and FINOVA Capital in operations.

                                                        • Neeraj Badshah

                                                          Collateral Analyst

                                                          Neeraj Badshah

                                                          Collateral Analyst

                                                          Neeraj graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Economics. He has displayed leadership skills by managing a small business while attending university. He also held chair positions in multiple organizations on campus.

                                                        Alkesh Badshah

                                                        VP Software Engineer

                                                          Alkesh brings 20 years of software engineering and leadership experience to our team. At Siena, he is responsible for maintaining and enhancing our Passport system.

                                                          Antoinette Romain

                                                          Collateral Analyst

                                                            Antoinette has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending industry as a Collateral Analyst. Prior to Siena, Antoinette worked at Wells Fargo Capital Finance , Capital Finance and FINOVA Capital in operations.

                                                            Neeraj Badshah

                                                            Collateral Analyst

                                                              Neeraj graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Economics. He has displayed leadership skills by managing a small business while attending university. He also held chair positions in multiple organizations on campus.

                                                              • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Joseph Colacino

                                                                Joseph Colacino

                                                                Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                Joseph Colacino

                                                                Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                Joe has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as both a Collateral Analyst and a CA Team Lead. Prior to Siena, Joe worked at G.E. Capital and Chase Manhattan Bank in various operational and audit positions.

                                                              • Edward Gonzalez

                                                                Collateral Analyst

                                                                Edward Gonzalez

                                                                Collateral Analyst

                                                                Eddie graduated from Iona College with a BBA in Accounting and MBA in Public Accounting. Prior to joining Siena, Eddie worked in assurance and audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as Sax LLP and completed multiple internships with Deloitte and Con Edison. Eddie is also a competitive rower and a member of the New York Athletic Club as well as a student Athlete, competing for NCAA Division I Iona College Men’s Varsity Rowing Team

                                                              • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Jeffrey Grobarcik

                                                                Jeffrey Grobarcik

                                                                Credit Operations Manager

                                                                Jeffrey Grobarcik

                                                                Credit Operations Manager

                                                                Jeff has more than 13 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as both a Collateral Analyst and Operations Manager. Prior to Siena, Jeff worked at Citigroup, N.A., G.E. Capital and Burdale in various operational roles.

                                                              Joseph Colacino

                                                              Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                Joe has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as both a Collateral Analyst and a CA Team Lead. Prior to Siena, Joe worked at G.E. Capital and Chase Manhattan Bank in various operational and audit positions.

                                                                Edward Gonzalez

                                                                Collateral Analyst

                                                                  Eddie graduated from Iona College with a BBA in Accounting and MBA in Public Accounting. Prior to joining Siena, Eddie worked in assurance and audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as Sax LLP and completed multiple internships with Deloitte and Con Edison. Eddie is also a competitive rower and a member of the New York Athletic Club as well as a student Athlete, competing for NCAA Division I Iona College Men’s Varsity Rowing Team

                                                                  Jeffrey Grobarcik

                                                                  Credit Operations Manager

                                                                    Jeff has more than 13 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as both a Collateral Analyst and Operations Manager. Prior to Siena, Jeff worked at Citigroup, N.A., G.E. Capital and Burdale in various operational roles.

                                                                    • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Omoyeni Makinde

                                                                      Omoyeni Ipinlaiye

                                                                      Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                      Omoyeni Ipinlaiye

                                                                      Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                      Omoyeni has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as a Collateral Analyst. Prior to Siena, Omoyeni worked at Wells Fargo, Capital Finance and CIT, Business Capital in operations.

                                                                    Omoyeni Ipinlaiye

                                                                    Senior Collateral Analyst

                                                                      Omoyeni has over 10 years of experience in Asset Based Lending as a Collateral Analyst. Prior to Siena, Omoyeni worked at Wells Fargo, Capital Finance and CIT, Business Capital in operations.

                                                                      • Miin Chen

                                                                        COO

                                                                        Miin Chen

                                                                        COO

                                                                        Miin has 10 years of experience in accounting, audit, operations and treasury management. Prior to Siena, Miin was a direct report to the Controller at Burdale and has worked as an auditor at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and JH Cohn (CohnReznick). Miin is a CPA in the state of New Jersey and holds a Masters in Accounting from Boston College.

                                                                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Andrew Forsythe

                                                                        Andrew Forsythe

                                                                        Chief Financial Officer

                                                                        Andrew Forsythe

                                                                        Chief Financial Officer

                                                                        Andrew has over 10 years of accounting and taxation experience in both public accounting and private sector settings. His previous employers include Kreischer Miller, Verizon and most recently corporate accounting manager of a Philadelphia based investment management firm. Andrew is a CPA licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Thomas Jefferson University.

                                                                      • Meet Siena's Commercial Team: Laura Merritt

                                                                        Laura Merritt

                                                                        Senior Accountant

                                                                        Laura Merritt

                                                                        Senior Accountant

                                                                        Laura has worked as a staff accountant in auditing and tax departments at both large and midsize public accounting firms. Additionally, before coming to Siena, she was a staff accountant at Townsquare Media, Inc. and their online division, Townsquare Interactive. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BBA in Financial Accounting.

                                                                      Miin Chen

                                                                      COO

                                                                        Miin has 10 years of experience in accounting, audit, operations and treasury management. Prior to Siena, Miin was a direct report to the Controller at Burdale and has worked as an auditor at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and JH Cohn (CohnReznick). Miin is a CPA in the state of New Jersey and holds a Masters in Accounting from Boston College.

                                                                        Andrew Forsythe

                                                                        Chief Financial Officer

                                                                          Andrew has over 10 years of accounting and taxation experience in both public accounting and private sector settings. His previous employers include Kreischer Miller, Verizon and most recently corporate accounting manager of a Philadelphia based investment management firm. Andrew is a CPA licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Thomas Jefferson University.

                                                                          Laura Merritt

                                                                          Senior Accountant

                                                                            Laura has worked as a staff accountant in auditing and tax departments at both large and midsize public accounting firms. Additionally, before coming to Siena, she was a staff accountant at Townsquare Media, Inc. and their online division, Townsquare Interactive. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BBA in Financial Accounting.