BankUnited Appoints Two Key Executives to Lead Bridge Funding Group, Inc.
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (June 20, 2016) – BankUnited has announced the recent appointment of two key executives to lead Bridge Funding Group, Inc., a subsidiary of BankUnited, N.A., which specializes in franchise and equipment financing formed earlier this year when the company merged two subsidiaries, Bridge Capital Leasing and United Capital Business Lending. Daniel McKew joins Bridge Funding Group as president responsible for leading the company’s loan origination, underwriting, syndication and operations activities. Greg Faherty joins the company as director of operations and will be responsible for managing and expanding the company’s infrastructure.
“We’re excited to welcome Dan and Gregory during this period of growth for the company. They are respected leaders in the equipment finance industry and bring a wealth of experience that will help support Bridge Funding Group as it continues to expand in the equipment finance space,” said Raj Singh, chief operating officer of BankUnited.
McKew is an industry veteran with more than 37 years of experience in the equipment finance and banking industry. He joins Bridge Funding Group from Capital One Equipment Finance Corp., in Timonium, Md., where he served most recently as equipment finance business leader. Prior to that role, McKew was president at CFG Community Bank and 1st Mariner Bank in Baltimore and spent more than a decade as president of SunTrust Equipment Finance and Leasing. McKew has served on the boards of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and the Injured Workers Insurance Fund. He earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Maryland and is a CPA in the state of Maryland.
Faherty also joins Bridge Funding Group from Capital One Equipment Finance Corp., in Timonium, where he served most recently as a senior vice president. He brings 12 years of industry experience to his new role, having held similar roles at SunTrust Equipment Finance and Leasing Corp. and PHH Arval. He is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Baltimore and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is admitted to the bar in Maryland, Florida and the District of Columbia.