Investors Bank Appoints Andy Phelps To New Position in the Healthcare Lending Group


Investors Bank Appoints Andy Phelps To
New Position in the Healthcare Lending Group

Bank is launching a range of new financing services for healthcare sector nationwide

Kari Pencek, Investors Bank                                             
Bob Rinklin, Essential Public Relations

Short Hills, New Jersey (February 26, 2020) – Investors Bank’s Healthcare Lending Group has appointed James Andrew “Andy” Phelps to the position of Senior Vice President. Mr. Phelps, who will report to the Healthcare Lending’s Founder and Senior Vice President James Vincenti, will be a member of the team that is introducing a new line of innovative banking products and services for healthcare providers. Mr. Phelps will be responsible for developing, managing and growing a portfolio of loans serving the national healthcare sector.
By appointing Mr. Phelps, Investors’ Healthcare Lending Group, which is based in Newark, New Jersey, continues to expand the scope of its financing operations. The healthcare lenders are providing structured financing as well as asset-based and cash-flow lending in conjunction with commercial real estate to skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, group practices and healthcare facilities nationwide. The Healthcare Lending Group plans to form alliances with companies that finance middle-market healthcare businesses, and this includes building relationships with private equity firms. 
Mr. Phelps brings broad expertise in healthcare lending, which gives him insights into the support the healthcare sector needs from banks. He and the Investors Healthcare Lending Group are focused on supplying the structured banking services that the healthcare providers rely on to operate and flourish.
In announcing the new position, Mr. Vincenti, said, “We are significantly increasing the scope of our healthcare lending capabilities by delivering more financing options. We believe Andy has the capabilities, experience and relationships to help us present our broader range of financing to healthcare providers. Andy’s strategic goal will be to build new alliances with middle-market healthcare clients that include pre- and post-acute facilities, senior housing, pharmacies, and hospitals, as well as companies that supply durable medical equipment and physician practices.”
Mr. Phelps has over 20 years of experience managing, underwriting, structuring and originating a wide variety of corporate senior debt transactions with a specific focus in healthcare. He joins Investors Bank from Webster Bank where he was a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager.
In discussing his new position, Mr. Phelps said, “My mission is to create business opportunities for Investors Bank by connecting with my established network in the healthcare sector. I will also be striving to create stronger awareness of the bank’s brand in new markets and build relationships as we increase its portfolio of healthcare loans.”
Mr. Phelps began his banking career at First Union (which is currently Wells Fargo) in its Capital Markets Group with a multi-industry focus in roles that included underwriting, structuring, and business development. In addition, he was appointed to a series of senior relationship roles in healthcare for PNC and Fifth Third Bank, with a focus on the Southeast region. At these institutions, he focused on new business development in the healthcare sector and consistently increased each bank’s portfolio of middle-market debt relationships.  
Mr. Phelps will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina and operate from Investors Bank’s commercial lending offices in Newark.
Before beginning his banking career, which has lasted more than 25 years including a decade and a half serving healthcare clients, Mr. Phelps earned an MBA with a concentration in finance at University of North Carolina. He also received a BA degree in political science and international relations from the University of South Carolina.

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