Wintrust Specialty Finance, a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, appointed Ken Elliott vice president for business development focused on the healthcare sector. Elliott will handle all business development responsibilities relating to healthcare lenders and vendors. Elliott has expertise in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, cardiology, oncology, radiology, surgery, neurology, dentistry and veterinary medicine, along with other specialties.

“I am excited to be joining an action-oriented organization known for delivering results to our customers through customized pathways and solutions matched to their needs,” Elliott said. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of great success at WSF that is reflected in the group’s values and mission.”

“Ken has a passion for working with lenders and vendors in the healthcare space,” Doug Nielsen, senior vice president and chief sales officer for Wintrust Specialty Finance, said. “He will help providers obtain the capital they need for essential use products and solutions with the goal of bettering outcomes such as increased screening, diagnostics and treatment for patients, including animals.”

Elliott began his career with Eastman Kodak and also previously worked for Philips Medical Capital, CIT, Hitachi Capital America, Dext Capital, Pitney Bowes and Meridian Equipment Finance.