Sheffield Haworth Expands its Financial Services Presence on the US West Coast with Appointment of Gene Swift

Sheffield Haworth is delighted to welcome Gene Swift as a Director to the firm’s Global Banking practise based in Los Angeles. Partnering with Julian Bell, Head of Sheffield Haworth USA and Global Co-Head of Global Banking, and Rhona Gibson, Director Global Banking and US Lead for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Gene will also join Sam Wallace, Managing Director, Consulting, Technology & Services, and others in the new and growing Sheffield Haworth regional hub in Los Angeles.

Gene was previously Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communications at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, the market-leading specialized lending, factoring, supply chain and trade finance arm of Wells Fargo, with operations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Gene has also held line and staff roles in corporate finance at FINOVA Capital Corporation and also previously worked as an independent consultant and in the film and television industry. In his role at Sheffield Haworth, Gene will focus on corporate and commercial banking, retail financial services, asset-based lending (ABL) and factoring, structured and project finance, alternative and non-bank lending, and in a variety of other areas in finance and generally broaden and strengthen Sheffield Haworth’s North American capabilities in these spaces.

Commenting on the appointment, Julian Bell, Head of Americas and Managing Director, Global Banking said,

“Gene knows intimately a range of business areas that we have been growing in. His appointment is part of our continuing investment across the United States, as we strengthen current teams and develop new capabilities. Coming after last year’s appointment of Sam Wallace to lead our US Consulting and Tech Services practice from Los Angeles, Gene’s hire further strengthens our West Coast presence and helps us to secure the nation’s leading practise in global banking executive search and advisory. We are delighted to welcome Gene to Sheffield Haworth. He brings some very broad expertise and he will be a great asset to our franchise as we grow further in banking and on the West Coast.”

“I am excited to be joining the Sheffield Haworth team and am looking forward to the opportunities ahead,” said Gene. “It is an important time to join the firm as it continues to grow here in the United States and serve a broader range of banking and commercial finance clients than ever before.”


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