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Regions Business Capital Leadership Team

The Regions Business Capital Leadership Team has the experience and market knowledge to come up with truly innovative financing solutions for the needs of large corporate and middle-market borrowers. This group of seasoned financial professionals is focused on using their wide range of industry experience to deliver solutions to the leveraged market, whether through asset-based or leveraged cash-flow facilities.

Regions Business Capital

ATLANTA
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309

NEW YORK
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177

Richard S. Downey
Regions Business Capital Division Executive
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta
rick.downey@regions.com
Rick joined Regions in March 2006 to start Regions Business Capital, the bank’s leveraged finance platform. He also has responsibility for Regions Equipment Finance Corporation. Prior to joining Regions, he spent over 27 years with another major financial institution in a variety of leadership capacities involving asset-based lending, leveraged finance, workout, private equity group lending, large corporate and middle market lending, aircraft finance, government contract finance, government lending, correspondent banking and healthcare. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Emory University and a BA in Biology from Wittenberg University.

Donald E. Smith, Jr.
Southern Region President
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta
donald.smith@regions.com
Don joined Regions in April 2006 after 22 years with another major financial institution. His experience includes asset-based lending, leveraged finance, workout, private equity group lending, large corporate and middle market lending, aircraft finance, government contract finance and healthcare. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University and a BA in Finance/Accounting from Furman University.

Ferrell L. Coppedge
Western Region President
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta
ferrell.coppedge@regions.com
Ferrell joined Regions in July 2008 after 28 years with another major financial institution. His experience includes over 30 years in a variety of roles in the financial services industry, including asset-based lending, leveraged finance, workout, private equity group lending, healthcare ABL and commercial real estate. Prior to joining Regions, Ferrell was a division president of another major financial institution. He holds a BA and an MBA from Georgia State University, both with a concentration in Management.

W. Eugene Wilson, Jr. (Gene)
Northern Region President
New York
gene.wilson@regions.com
Gene joined Regions in April 2006 after 22 years with another major financial institution. 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. 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.

Brian Tornow
National Origination Executive
Atlanta
brian.tornow@regions.com
Brian first joined Regions in 2006 from Wachovia Bank, nka Wells Fargo. He next served as President of Selecta Corporation for three years and then rejoined Regions in September 2010.  From 2012-2014 he managed and built out the Chicago office and in 2015 he was promoted to handle National Origination and relocated back to Atlanta.  He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Leveraged Finance including Cash Flow and Asset Based Lending and has worked in auditing, underwriting, portfolio administration, sales and management.  Brian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is a CPA.

Marianne T. Cordora
National Origination & Syndicate Executive
Atlanta
marianne.cordora@regions.com
Marianne joined Regions in December 2009 after over 28 years with other major financial institutions. Her experience includes asset-based lending, loan syndications, leveraged finance, middle market lending, private equity group lending, and healthcare and energy specialty lending. She earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from Ursinus College.

Tim Eichenlaub
Group Senior Credit Officer
Atlanta
tim.eichenlaub@regions.com
Tim joined Regions in 2014 and brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He has spent the majority of his career focused on lending and investing activities within the middle- market with experience in risk management, business development, portfolio management, loan workouts, capital markets, and mezzanine and equity investing.  He previously worked at several other financial institutions. Tim received a BA degree from Grove City College and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Beverly Gray
Senior Credit Officer
Atlanta
beverly.gray@regions.com
Beverly joined Regions Business Capital in August 2014.  Prior to joining Regions, she spent 6 years with another financial institution as the National Portfolio Manager for their Business Capital unit and regional head of the commercial bank asset disposition group.  She has a total of 30 years of lending experience including asset based lending, leasing, leveraged cash flow, work-outs and loan restructurings.  Beverly has a BA and an MBA from the University of Chicago