Team announcement

CBL unveils Josh Beauvais as Co-Chief Credit Officer

CBL unveils Josh Beauvais as Co-Chief Credit Officer, Context Business Lending

Finance company Context Business Lending (CBL) has hired Josh Beauvais as Co-Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Beauvais will serve alongside newly promoted fellow Co-Chief Stephen Butler. The pair will have joint responsibility for leading the company’s loan review process and continuing relationships with borrowers.

"We believe that having two experienced, creative minds at the helm of credit optimizes our ability to create flexible working-capital solutions and lower our risk," said CBL chief executive officer Meredith L. Carter. "Even beyond our Co-Chiefs, every member of our credit team is empowered to independently analyze risk and challenge long-held ABL practices. We believe that through a collaborative decision-making framework, we can better maximize creativity and manage risk."

Mr. Beauvais has more than 15 years of expertise working in the financial service industry, with particular experience across asset lending roles. He most recently served as Special Assistant to the Chief Credit Officer as Crestmark Bank.

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CBL hires L. Baldwin Barkerding as Portfolio Manager

CBL hires L. Baldwin Barkerding as Portfolio Manager

Finance company Content Business Lending (CBL) has appointed L. Baldwin Barkerding as Portfolio Manager on its credit team. Mr. Barkerding joins a new-look team and will be based in New Orleans, Louisiana. "As Albert Einstein wisely pointed out, 'the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.’ CBL sees the largely unchanged asset-based lending world in a similar light,” said CBL chief executive officer Meredith L. Carter. “By creating good decision making frameworks and attracting experienced talent with a shared desire to do better than the status quo, CBL vows to innovate the industry. Mr. Barkerding has more than 10 years’ experience in banking, including six years at Crestmark Bank, where he served as a portfolio manager. He joins Underwriter Carrie Brown as new additions to CBL’s credit team, and will report to the newly appointed Co-Chief Credit Officers, Stephen Butler and Josh Beauvais.

Team announcement

Stephen Butler promoted to Co-Chief Credit Officer at CBL

Stephen Butler promoted to Co-Chief Credit Officer at CBL

Finance company Context Business Lending (CBL) has promoted Stephen Butler to the position of Co-Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Butler will serve alongside newly appointed fellow Co-Chief Josh Beauvais, and the pair will have joint responsibility for leading the company’s loan review process and continuing relationship with borrowers. "We believe that having two experienced, creative minds at the helm of credit optimizes our ability to create flexible working-capital solutions and lower our risk," said CBL chief executive officer Meredith L. Carter. "Even beyond our Co-Chiefs, every member of our credit team is empowered to independently analyze risk and challenge long-held ABL practices. We believe that through a collaborative decision-making framework, we can better maximize creativity and manage risk." Mr. Butler has spent the last three years as a credit officer and underwriter with CBL, and has experience across asset-based loans for banks and non-banks across the U.S.

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