Tradewind today announced that Jose Roca has joined the team as Senior Vice President in the firm’s New York office. Jose will be responsible for expanding the company’s sales base and program offerings.
Jose has over 20 years’ experience as a senior banking executive on the asset-based lending side along with experience providing working capital facilities for refinancing, restructurings, turnarounds and acquisitions. He joins Tradewind from People’s United Bank where he was SVP Business Development. Prior to joining People’s United Bank, Jose was VP Business Development with Bank Leumi USA and Fleet Bank, as well as a senior business financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services. He will report to John Stillwaggon, CEO of Tradewind Americas.
“We’re excited to bring Jose onto the Tradewind team where his strong background in ABL and all sectors of banking, along with his extensive network, will make him a dynamic resource who can help strengthen the business,” states Stillwaggon.
Jose has his B.S. degree in accounting. His background also includes assignments as ABL field examiner, senior credit analyst, and bank relationship manager.
“One of the key differentiators in business comes from being able to offer clients both a domestic and an international offering in this ever-changing marketplace. I look forward to leveraging my asset-based lending experience and cultivating new lending relationships as I join the Tradewind team in a time of successful growth and expansion,” says Jose.
Tradewind (formerly DS-Concept) maintains a network of offices all over the world, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Pakistan, Peru, Turkey, UAE, and USA as well as the headquarters in Germany. Combining financing, credit protection, and collections into a single suite of trade finance products, Tradewind brings streamlined, flexible and best-in-class services to the world’s exporters and importers.