NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Business Lenders (WBL), a lender to small businesses, announced today that it appointed Robert Gula as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Gula's predecessor in this role, Donald Epstein, will continue as the company's Chief Administrative Officer with primary responsibility for implementation of WBL's key business initiatives, including strategic acquisitions.
Gula, a CFA® charterholder, joins WBL after more than seven years at Deutsche Bank where he was the Global Finance Director/CFO of Residential Mortgages and Chief Operating Officer of Global Valuations. Before that, Gula was the Controller of MortgageIT Holdings, Inc., a residential mortgage REIT also founded by Doug Naidus, WBL's Founder and CEO. At Chase Home Finance, a subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase, he spent almost six years in senior financial positions and, at the time of his departure, was Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. In the decade leading up to these roles, Gula served The Dime Savings Bank of New York, The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Carteret Savings Bank in various capacities in the finance and accounting functions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University.
"We are enthusiastic about once again working with Bob Gula as he joins WBL's executive management group," said Doug Naidus. "With over 25 years as a financial services industry professional, during many of which he and other members of our team collaborated, Bob will complement perfectly the experienced leadership we have assembled," Naidus continued.
About World Business Lenders
Headquartered in New York City, World Business Lenders (www.wbl.com) is a lender specializing in serving the small business community by providing working capital for the growth and maintenance of its customers' businesses. WBL was founded by a group of successful international entrepreneurs with extensive experience and background in financial markets. In serving the underserved small business community, the company helps to satisfy the growing need for capital in this vital sector of the U.S. economy.
SOURCE World Business Lenders