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Meet the Relationship Managers at Wells Fargo Preferred Capital.

Patrick Alexander | Merle H. Becker | Michael F. Bohn | Jeff Faunce | David E. Garcia | Keith Glebocki | Harley Gorter | Ben Long | Loren Love | Thomas M. Romanowski

Patrick Alexander

Relationship Manager

Patrick Alexander is a Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo Preferred Capital's Portfolio Administration team in Philadelphia. He manages a portfolio of senior secured ABL facilities to indirect auto lenders and installment lenders throughout the eastern United States. Patrick began his career with Wells Fargo in 2010 in retail banking before moving to a Credit Analyst role with Wells Fargo's business banking group. He joined Preferred Capital in 2012 as a Credit Analyst and transitioned to his current position in 2013. Patrick holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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Merle H. Becker

Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager

Merle is a Vice President for Preferred Capital’s Portfolio Administration team in Philadelphia and has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her experience has focused on specialized niches of consumer lending, including rediscount lending, indirect auto finance lending, mortgage warehouse lending, and other consumer oriented lines of business.

Merle’s responsibilities include working with her customers to understand their needs and objectives, and providing experience and knowledge of the industry to help them achieve their goals. Merle currently manages a portfolio which includes personal loan companies, indirect auto finance and captive auto finance companies. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2002, Merle worked for CoreStates Bank and Advanta Mortgage Corporation in a variety of capacities within the corporate finance and credit sectors.

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Michael F. Bohn

Vice President and Relationship Manager

Michael began his career with Wells Fargo Financial (formerly Norwest Financial) in November 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1989, he transferred to the company’s centralized real estate review and underwriting office located at their headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Michael joined Preferred Capital in February 2000 as a Client Analyst conducting field audits and collateral examinations. He was later promoted to Vice President, Client Analysis in April 2002, with exam responsibilities for the Western United States. In July 2003, Michael left Preferred Capital, holding various positions with Wells Fargo Financial in residential real estate exception loan underwriting and consumer and commercial loan risk analysis. Michael rejoined Preferred Capital in 2007 as a Relationship Manager and was promoted to Vice President in September 2008.

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Jeff Faunce Jeff Faunce

Relationship Manager

Jeff is a Relationship Manager for Preferred Capital’s Portfolio Administration team in Philadelphia. His responsibilities include partnering with his customers, providing expertise aided by his unique background, helping customers exceed their goals, and serving as their advocate within Wells Fargo. Jeff joined Wells Fargo in 2008 and Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in July 2015. He has over 15 years of banking experience, including 9 years in commercial lending and business development in Jackson Hole, WY first with a community bank and then Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Preferred Capital, Jeff worked for the Wells Fargo Credit Resolution Group in Philadelphia assisting middle market commercial businesses in working through difficult times to achieve their financial goals.

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David E. Garcia

Vice President and Relationship Manager

Dave is a Relationship Manager for the Des Moines-based portfolio of Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. Prior to joining Preferred Capital, Dave worked for WFF Risk Management as a Risk Management Consultant focusing on policy for Wells Fargo Auto Finance and Reliable Financial Services. Dave has 29 years of banking experience, including 11 years with Bank of America and nine years with First Interstate Bank. Dave played an integral role in helping Bank of America grow its indirect auto lending business on a national basis, holding senior management positions in sales and credit operations. He also has substantial commercial lending and business development experience, having worked in large metropolitan markets in California and the Southwest. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from California State Polytechnic University.

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Keith Geblocki

Relationship Manager

Keith is a Relationship Manager for Preferred Capital’s Portfolio Administration team in Philadelphia. His responsibilities include partnering with his customers, providing expertise helping customers exceed their goals by understanding their personal and business objectives, and serving as their advocate within Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. Keith joined Wells Fargo in 2002. His experience in the industry began in 1993 and includes auditing, financial analysis, and relationship management with Mellon Bank, Bank of America, Summit Bank, and Fleet Business Credit.

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Harley Gorter

Relationship Manager

Harley Gorter is a Relationship Manager with the Portfolio Administration team of Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in Des Moines, Iowa. Harley began his career with Wells Fargo in 2009 as an underwriter in the Consumer Lending Group’s Central Loan Approval Office. In 2010, he joined Preferred Capital as a credit analyst and was promoted to his current position in 2012. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Harley spent three years as an Investment Analyst with Principal Global Investors. Harley received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Iowa State University and a Master of Financial Management degree from Drake University.

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Ben Long

Vice President and Relationship Manager

Ben Long is a Relationship Manager for the Wells Fargo Preferred Capital team in Des Moines, Iowa. Ben joined Wells Fargo in 2004 as a Finance Manager. He and his team provided pricing, forecasting, and financial analysis support to Preferred Capital and the small- to mid-ticket leasing business unit until 2012. From 2012 until rejoining the Preferred Capital team in 2014, Ben worked in Wells Fargo's Corporate Development group providing mergers and acquisitions analysis. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ben held positions as Controller/CFO at Equity Dynamics, Inc., and Finance Accounting Manager at ING Equitable of Iowa. Ben is a University of Northern Iowa graduate and holds a certificate as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Iowa.

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Loren Love

Vice President and Lead Underwriter

Loren Love is a Lead Underwriter for the Wells Fargo Preferred Capital team, focusing on prospect analysis, including structure analytics and modeling of complex deal structures, along with new product initiatives. Loren joined Wells Fargo in December 1998 and also spent four years in Risk Management working with Wells Fargo Financial’s auto finance operations, in addition to working for Preferred Capital. He worked in public accounting for five years before joining Wells Fargo Financial. Loren is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He holds a certificate as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Iowa.

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Thomas M. Romanowski

Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager

Tom is a Vice President for Preferred Capital’s Portfolio Administration team in Philadelphia and has over 25 years in the financial services industry, specializing in asset-based and rediscount lending. His responsibilities include working with his customers to understand their needs and providing experience and knowledge of the industry to help them to achieve their goals. Tom’s primary focus has been in relationship management but he also has been involved in marketing and loan work-outs. Tom currently manages a team of six credit analysts in the Philadelphia office.

Tom joined Wells Fargo in 2003. His relationship management experience began in 1985 in asset-based lending at Bucks County Bank and Trust Company. He worked in rediscount lending for Bank of America Business Credit. Tom also worked for TS Business Finance and Sunrock Capital Corporation before joining Wells Fargo.

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