GE Capital, Corporate Finance Adds Top-Ranked Food & Beverage Analyst to Industry Team

  GE Capital, Corporate Finance Adds Top-Ranked Food & Beverage Analyst to
  Industry Team

Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn. -- January 31, 2013

GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced the addition of Colin Guheen as
a senior vice president on its food and beverage industry team, where he will
underwrite and manage commercial finance for mid-sized companies across the

Mr. Guheen comes to GE Capital following nine years as an equity analyst with
Cowen & Co. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Guheen earned the top ranking
in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey of analysts in the
food and beverage sector.

Mr. Guheen joins a food and beverage specialty team with collectively more
than 75 years of experience in financing the industry:

  *Chris Nay, senior managing director –  A 16 year veteran of GE Capital,
    Mr. Nay leads the food and beverage specialty financing team. Prior to
    joining GE, he was a member of Ernst & Young’s audit team, where he worked
    with high growth venture backed companies.
  *Robert Seltzer, managing director – eastern U.S. – Mr. Seltzer has worked
    for GE for 24 years, 14 of which were spent in sales and commercial
    leadership roles.
  *David Hasenbalg, managing director – western U.S. – Before joining GE
    Capital in 1996, Mr. Hasenbalg held various managerial roles with E & J
    Gallo Winery.
  *Paul Baisley, managing director – central U.S. – Mr. Baisley is a 12 year
    veteran of GE Capital and began his career as a food broker, followed by
    10 years of work as a sales representative and manager in the industry.
  *Loren Trotta, senior vice president, food and beverage industry research
    analyst – Ms. Trotta is a CPA with an MBA in finance and has been covering
    Food, Beverage and Agribusiness for GE Capital since 2008.

“By fielding a team of food and beverage industry experts, we’re uniquely
positioned to offer financing structures that meet customer needs,” said Chris
Nay, senior managing director—food and beverage for GE Capital, Corporate
Finance. “What’s more, borrowers benefit from access to GE know-how, from
management best practices to energy savings, water treatment and more.”

About GE Capital, Corporate Finance

GE Capital, Corporate Finance provides asset-based, cash flow and structured
loans and leases to mid-size U.S. businesses. Financing supports working
capital, growth, acquisitions, turnarounds and balance sheet optimization in
key sectors: Aerospace and defense; automotive and transportation; chemicals
and plastics; construction and building products, corporate aircraft; energy;
food and beverage; manufacturing; marine; metals and mining; paper, packaging
and forest products; retail; and technology and electronics. With Access GE,
clients also benefit from access to GE’s best practices to help build their
business. Visit  or follow @GELendLease on Twitter.

GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of
financial products and services. For more information, visit or
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GE Capital, Corporate Finance
Jeff Wilson, 203-749-6340
GE Capital, Americas
Ned Reynolds, 203-229-5717
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