Anthony Di Chiara
EVP, Head of Sales
Anthony and his team are fresh faces in the lower middle market independent finance world, where they use a relationship-oriented approach to creatively structure asset based credit facilities for companies with up to $100 million in revenue. Anthony’s background comprises extensive experience at leading banks and finance companies including Wachovia Capital Finance, Merrill Lynch Capital, Heller Financial and Fleet Capital Corp., among others. He is active in the Commercial Finance Association, Turnaround Management Association, Association of Merger and Acquisition Advisors and Association for Corporate Growth. When Anthony is not growing Gibraltar’s business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, staying fit as an avid runner and following alma mater Notre Dame on the football field and hardcourt.
SVP, Southeast Region
Mike joined Gibraltar to open up the Charlotte office, where he is responsible for originating and executing new loan relationships in the Southeast region. His is also focused on developing ongoing value-added relationships with restructuring advisors, investment bankers, private equity groups and other transaction-oriented professionals in his region. Prior to Gibraltar, Mike spent nearly 25 years in various originations roles with companies including Wells Fargo and Bank of America’s asset based financing and corporate investment banking groups. At Wells, he was instrumental in developing the private equity asset based direct originations effort. Mike and his wife have two sons. His family enjoys tennis, running, cooking and traveling. Mike graduated from Wake Forest and enjoys following Deacon sports and attending Carolina Panthers games.
VP, Northeast Region
Drawing from his experience growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Chris focuses on relationships and solutions to help middle market companies succeed. Skilled in originations, he brings over eight years of lending and M&A transaction experience to the Gibraltar team. Chris began his career working for PNC Bank, where he served in a variety of roles focused on creating value for customers by providing senior secured and junior cash flow financing. He is active in the Philadelphia and New York chapters of the Commercial Finance Association, Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association, where he is a member of the NextGen Committee. When not helping businesses solve their liquidity needs, Chris enjoys traveling to far-flung destinations, scuba diving and cheering on his Florida State Seminoles.
SVP, Midwest Region
Dave prides himself on a dedicated and creative approach to providing asset based financing solutions to lower middle market companies. Having provided credit from both the senior and junior perspective, he brings a unique background to the Gibraltar sales team, as well as experience at prominent capital providers, such as Heller Financial, FINOVA Capital, Wells Fargo Foothill and Gladstone Capital, among others. Dave is active in the Turnaround Management Association and Association for Corporate Growth. Outside of seeking new business opportunities for Gibraltar, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, exploring new music and biking (when Chicago weather cooperates). Dave is a Western Illinois Leatherneck and is excited by the prospects for his graduate school alma mater University of Illinois’ football team.
VP, Loan Structuring
Dan enjoys working with lower middle market companies and their advisors to creatively structure asset based lending and factoring transactions. He collaborates with the team to thoroughly pre-screen new opportunities so that Gibraltar can be confident it will deliver on the terms proposed. Prior to joining Gibraltar, Dan began his career in MB Financial Bank’s credit training program before moving to its special assets group. He regularly attends Turnaround Management Association and Association for Corporate Growth events. A proud alum of Miami University alum, Dan enjoys golfing, spending time outdoors, planning his next trip and rooting for his beloved Chicago sports teams.