Oxford Finance Corporation Hires Debbie Baker to Support Life Science Business Development in Western North America

Dec 07, 2010, 10:33 ET from Oxford Finance Corporation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance Corporation (Oxford), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, is pleased to announce the addition of Debbie Baker to its Business Development group. As director, Business Development, she is responsible for originating loan facilities for life science and medical device companies, primarily in western North America.

Ms. Baker has over 30 years of financial experience, predominantly with the healthcare industry. She has held numerous executive-level positions, including executive vice president for Capital Advisors Group, providing investment management services primarily to public and private life science and medical device companies. She also held positions as regional business development director for Questpoint, treasurer for MFS Intelenet, assistant treasurer at ASK Computer Systems, vice president of Corporate Finance and Debt for Sierra Capital Companies and treasurer for Consolidated Capital, which operated five publicly traded REITS and 22 real estate limited partnerships.

"We are extremely pleased Ms. Baker has joined Oxford's business development team," said Christopher A. Herr, managing director for Oxford Finance Corporation. "Our company and clients will benefit from her years of experience and in-depth understanding of the financial needs facing healthcare companies. Although she will be responsible for business development throughout North America, Ms. Baker will focus on serving the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest."

About Oxford Finance Corporation

A subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, Oxford is a specialty finance firm that provides senior secured loans to public and private life science and healthcare services companies worldwide. For over 20 years, Oxford has delivered flexible financing solutions to its clients, enabling these companies to maximize their equity by leveraging their assets. In recent years, Oxford has originated over $1.5 billion in loans, with lines of credit ranging from $500 thousand to $40 million. Oxford is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with additional offices in California, Massachusetts and North Carolina. For more information visit www.oxfordfinance.com.

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