Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that Dean Waters has joined the company as Managing Director of Originations covering the Southeast Region. Based in Atlanta, GA, Dean will manage Stonebriar Commercial Finance’s direct originations efforts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Waters joins Stonebriar from NextGen Capital, where he developed and secured investment banking mandates and led the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to his time at NextGen, Dean managed capital markets, pricing and structuring, accounting and tax, and product development for Synovus Bank’s equipment finance group. Dean’s earlier experience includes capital markets leadership roles at GMAC Commercial Finance, Bank of America and NationsBanc.
Dean holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
“Dean’s 20-plus years’ experience in the financial services industry and his broad direct and referral source relationships in the Southeast will prove tremendously valuable as we aggressively pursue this market”, said Kyle Parks, Stonebriar’s Head of Direct Originations. “We are thrilled to add a professional of Dean’s caliber to our team.”
“I am excited to be a part of the Stonebriar team”, said Waters. “I’m very much looking forward to bringing Stonebriar’s broad and unique capabilities to the Southeast 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. 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.