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RBC Leadership Team

The Regions Business Capital Leadership Team has the experience and market knowledge to creatively address 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.

Richard S. Downey
Division Executive
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-221-4343
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, GA  30309
404-221-4353
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, GA  30309
404-783-2895
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
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY  10177
212-935-0137
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.

Christopher W. Woomer
Group Senior Credit Officer
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-979-5404
Chris joined Regions in June 2009 to lead a newly formed team within Regions Business Capital to work with a select group of existing C&I clients that are under financial stress.  He was promoted to his current position in 2012.  His experience includes over 30 years in Leveraged Cash Flow and Asset Based Lending, including work-outs and loan restructurings.  He has also held positions in Risk Management, Relationship Management and Underwriting.  Most recently, Chris was a Senior Risk Management partner at Wells Fargo/Wachovia Bank where he spent the previous seventeen years.  He has a BA from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Mercer University.

Marianne T. Cordora
National Origination & Syndicate Executive
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
404-221-4588
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.