Regions Business Capital Origination Contacts

Regions Business Capital

Origination Manager

Amy Barrentine
Managing Director
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
amy.barrentine@regions.com
Amy Barrentine is managing director and Regions Business Capital origination manager. She is responsible for leading the Regions Business Capital Origination team nationally. Amy joined Regions Business Capital in June 2022, bringing over 30 years of banking experience primarily in asset-based lending, with the majority of her career focused on origination and underwriting. Amy’s experience spans several major financial institutions. She earned a BA from Mercer University and holds series 79, 63, and 24 security licenses.

Midwest

Brian Mann
Managing Director
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
Managing Director
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
Managing Director
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
Managing Director
GA, KY, MS, 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.

Southwest & Energy Asset-Based Finance

Michael Fogarty
Managing Director
Southwest Large Corporate
Energy Asset-Based Finance

1717 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
michael.fogarty@regions.com
Michael 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 large-corporate market. 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. Michael 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.

Faizan Ali
Director

Southwest Middle Market
1717 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
faizan.ali@regions.com
Faizan joined Regions in 2012 and is responsible for middle-market new business development in the Southwest. His experience includes asset-based lending, leveraged finance, and sponsor-backed finance. Prior to entering the banking industry, Faizan worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he gained experience in various industries including, oil & gas, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Faizan is a licensed CPA and graduated with both a BS and MS in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Northeast & Retail Finance

George Barrow
Managing Director
Northeast
250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177
george.barrow@regions.com
George Barrow joined Regions Business Capital in mid-2022 after 20 years with another major financial institution, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and closing asset-based and cash-flow loans to private equity firms and middle-market companies in the Northeast. His prior experience with other major financial institutions spans various sales and relationship management roles including managing a team of originators in the NY/NJ region. George holds a BA in Economics from NYU and attended an Executive Management Training program at Pace University.

Jon Green
Director

Northeast
Retail Finance

250 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10177
jonathan.green@regions.com
Jon joined Regions Business Capital in May 2020, after 26 years of experience across both equity and debt capital with several major financial institutions. He is responsible for new business development in the Northeast and for Regions’ Retail Finance specialty business nationally. Jon’s experience includes equity research, investor relations for a Fortune 500 company, cash flow leveraged finance, corporate finance/M&A advisory, and a decade of asset-based lending to private equity groups, middle-market companies and large corporates supporting acquisitions, working capital needs, and turn-arounds. His roles in asset-based lending included underwriting, relationship management, and business development. Jon earned a BA in Psychology from Bard College and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Yale School of Management.

Lender Finance

James S. Barwis
Managing Director

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.

Trade Receivable Securitization

Cecil Noble
Managing Director
Trade Receivable Securitization
1180 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
cecil.noble@regions.com
Cecil joined Regions in April 2015, after 16 years with another major financial institution and its predecessor company. He had also held prior positions in finance and investment banking. Cecil has spent 20+ years working with securitization in various capacities, including underwriting, relationship management and origination for clients across various industries and asset classes. He is responsible for the origination and execution of trade receivable securitization transactions for corporate clients across the Regions’ footprint. Cecil earned a BA in Accounting from Morehouse College and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University. Cecil also holds the Series 79 and the Series 63 Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) securities licenses.

Supply Chain Finance

Daniel J. Wells
Managing Director
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.