OZK Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Lyons as Managing Director of the Equipment Finance and Capital Solutions group. In this new role, Lyons will lead the group’s trajectory and help deliver a full range of equipment-oriented solutions, including equipment financing and rental structures.
Prior to OZK Bank, Lyons worked for several leading financial institutions in equipment finance and specialty loans and leveraged his years of industry knowledge and expertise to grow the footprint of many banks. thriving across the country.
Lyons said he was drawn to Bank OZK because of a shared entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative approach and a long-term vision.
“I became very interested in helping the bank develop these commercial lending activities, as we shared common interests in erecting the new vertical from scratch, in the right way, with a proven credit thesis and specifically focused on developing a customer-centric (and long-term relationship) approach, ”said Lyons.
Lyons said the Equipment Finance and Capital Solutions group will have a national reach, targeting equipment, lenders and structured financed credit facilities for both existing and new customers.
Alan Jessup, Chief Lending Officer for Bank OZK, congratulated Lyons on his years of financial experience, and is delighted to see how his specialist finance expertise will continue to develop Bank OZK.
“Lyon is a seasoned leader in specialist finance with over 30 years of experience,” said Jessup. “Its mastery of creating and managing large and complex specialist financing platforms will enable OZK Bank to expand our capabilities and become the lender of choice for specialist lending in the mid-market. banking, commercial, commercial and industrial real estate, business aviation, RV and marine, SBA and asset loans. ”
Lyons also greatly appreciated Bank OZK’s strong presence in the financial market, and this is one of the many reasons he chose to partner with the bank for this new group.
“There aren’t many opportunities left in the banking industry that match OZK’s strong balance sheet, peak historical performance and broad lead in launching new C&I lending verticals,” Lyons said.
Lyons graduated from Eastern Illinois University and received his MBA from Ohio University.
If your business is considering a major equipment purchase, contact us to discuss financing at 1-800-274-4482.
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