CARMEL, Ind. – Leading financial services provider Merchants Capital is proud to announce that Barbara Girard has joined the firm as Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Servicing, based in Dallas, Texas.
Merchants Capital is an approved Ginnie Mae Seller/Servicer, nationally ranked FHA lender and Fannie Mae Affordable and Freddie Mac Optigo Lender. In addition to these programs, Merchants Capital is a full-service tax credit equity syndicator and originates and services loans and investments on behalf of its parent company, Merchants Bank, and proprietary capital partners.
Girard’s primary charge at Merchants Capital will be to enhance the loan surveillance and asset management systems and teams, as Merchants continues to grow and evolve its investor base and product types.
“This is a big milestone for our company,” said Brian Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer at Merchants Capital. “We continue to invest in the back end of our business to keep up with the terrific innovation happening in new product development, with the growth of our GSE platform, new proprietary capital products and the launch of our syndication platform for monetizable tax credits. Our investment in technology has been front and center, and now we have another leader who can really leverage it effectively.”
A graduate of Babson College, Girard has over 20 years of commercial real estate asset management experience. Most recently, Girard served as managing director, asset management at NewPoint Real Estate Capital, formerly Barings Multifamily Capital, a subsidiary of Barings, an S&P-rated servicer monitoring performance of a $32 billion portfolio of assets throughout the United States. Prior to Barings, Girard was an asset manager at Prudential Financial and tax credit syndicator MMA Financial, a predecessor firm to Boston Financial.
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