Mark Wierman, senior vice president of commercial finance

Traditionally, the Midwest with its concentration of privately held manufacturing and distribution companies has been fertile ground for middle-market asset-based lenders. Today, the ABL market in the region is heating up due to hungry new competitors and existing lenders expanding their reach. For companies looking to increase their borrowing needs, the market is wide open. And for lenders, the challenge is to grow while maintaining appropriately priced and structured asset-based loans. Mark Wierman, Associated Commercial Finance, Inc. is featured.