Buffalo, New York. July 21, 2014 – Blue Bridge Financial, LLC, a leading national provider of equipment financing, today announced the opening of a business development office in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.
Accompanying the office opening is the addition of equipment finance industry veteran Crystal Murcha as Assistant Vice President of Broker Relations. Crystal brings over seven years industry experience with third party origination sources, most recently with Axis Capital, Inc. Working in tandem with Renee Hazard, Vice President of Broker Relations in Buffalo, they will oversee the business development division with a focus on independent third party originator loan relations. Supporting Crystal in the South Carolina office are Jenny Myers and Samantha Furtick as Broker Relations Assistants.
Renee Hazard commented, “We are excited to announce the South Carolina office opening and the addition of Crystal Murcha to our business development team. Crystal is well known within the equipment finance industry and has successfully led and mentored teams responsible for significant loan activity. With the expanded product offerings of Blue Bridge, Crystal and her office staff will lead us in outreach efforts to the broker community.”
Crystal Murcha added, “I am excited to join Blue Bridge and look forward to providing the same high level of customer service that I am accustomed to. My customer-centric approach is a perfect fit within the culture of Blue Bridge Financial and I look forward to continuing to build and deepen our customer relationships.”
The opening of a South Carolina presence supplements the existing Blue Bridge physical locations in Buffalo, New York, and Tampa, Florida. Along with the opening, the three staff additions complement recent hires in core operational functions, including loan underwriting, documentation and finance. Blue Bridge’s employee count sits at 28 after these hires.
“We welcome Crystal and her staff to the Blue Bridge team and look forward to her contributions and leadership” said CEO Mark DeBacker. “The new office and team additions are reflective of Blue Bridge Financial’s strategy to significantly grow its market share in the small to lower middle market equipment finance industry and highlights our commitment to this goal.”