Accord Financial Hires Ryan Ray as Director, Business Development, U.S. Asset Based Finance

November 29, 2023

By Accord Financial Corp.


Chicago, IL – November 28, 2023…Accord Financial Corp., one of the U.S. and Canada’s leading independent commercial finance companies ("Accord") (TSX: ACD) announced the hiring of Ryan Ray, an experienced asset-based lending (ABL) and equipment professional to the Accord Financial team. “Ryan is well-regarded within the financing community for expertise in asset valuations, his relationship building skills, and his ability to develop successful financial solutions for his clients and partners,” said Jim Hogan, President, U.S. Commercial. “In his new position as Director, Business Development, U.S. Asset Based Finance, he brings a broad viewpoint to Accord, with a client-centric approach that will be a great fit within the organization.”

Ray’s experience includes business development and management roles at Gordon Brothers Group and AccuVal Associates. He most recently originated loans for a middle market asset-based lender. He has professional certifications from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Ray has a B.S. in Finance from Southern Illinois University and has completed numerous courses including those in inventory valuation and collateral control.

 “Accord’s strong focus on collateral meshes well with my expertise and credentials in the inventory and equipment area,” said Ray. “I look forward to helping middle market businesses with creative solutions specifically tailored to their goals.”

About Accord Financial Corp.

Accord Financial is North America’s most dynamic commercial finance company providing fast, versatile financing solutions for companies in transition including asset-based lending, factoring, inventory finance, equipment leasing, trade finance, and film/media finance. By leveraging our unique combination of financial strength, deep experience, and independent thinking, we craft winning financial solutions for both small businesses and medium-sized enterprises, simply delivered, so our clients can thrive. For 45 years, Accord has helped businesses manage their cash flows and maximize financial opportunities.