Don Walsh Joins SCF Business Aviation as Senior Vice President, Originations

April 13,2016

Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that Don Walsh has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Originations for SCF Business Aviation, the company’s global business aviation financing platform.

Walsh joins Stonebriar from Guggenheim Partners, where he was most recently a Managing Director and oversaw new transaction origination activity for Guggenheim’s Business Aircraft Investments group. He brings over 25 years of experience in the business aviation finance industry, previously originating transactions at US Bank Equipment Finance, Key Equipment Finance and Boeing Capital Corporation where he was also an asset manager.

“We’re very pleased that Don has joined SCF Business Aviation as part of the acquisition of the Guggenheim Business Aircraft Investments team,” stated Michael T. Amalfitano and Nicholas M. Sandler, Co-Heads of SCF Business Aviation and EVPs at Stonebriar. “Don’s extensive experience and relationships yielded significant results at Guggenheim and we look forward to him helping us grow SCF Business Aviation into a market leading provider of capital solutions to the aircraft industry.

“I am thrilled to be joining SCF Business Aviation and the Stonebriar family”, said Walsh. “Stonebriar’s broad product capabilities across multiple asset classes uniquely situates SCF Business Aviation to be innovative in its approach to the market”.

About Stonebriar Commercial Finance: Stonebriar is a privately held commercial finance company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX. With financial backing from Security Benefit Corporation, Stonebriar is building a world class, multi-billion dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. Since its inception in April, Stonebriar has funded and committed to in excess of $750 million in financings. Stonebriar specializes in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries (Business Aviation, Rail Leasing, Realty Capital, marine, transportation, manufacturing, energy, etc.) throughout the entire credit spectrum located in the United States, Canada and select other foreign jurisdictions.

About Security Benefit Corporation: Security Benefit has more than $28 billion in total assets under management and partners with more than 30,000 licensed and appointed financial planners and representatives through a network of 700 broker/dealers and independent marketing organizations. In addition, Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (“SBL” and its New York affiliate, First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York (”FSBL”), provide fixed and variable annuities to approximately 230,000 policyholders. We are known nationwide and serve the financial needs of customers in all 50 states. To learn more about Security Benefit go to www.securitybenefit.com StonebriarCF has financial backing from Topeka, Kansas based Security Benefit Corporation which has more than $28 billion in total assets under management. StonebriarCF provides financing solutions to a broad range of middle market and large business enterprises in the US and select foreign jurisdictions.

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