Encina Lender Finance promoted Dan Avnir to chief commercial officer. Avnir had previously served as managing director of originations for the firm.

In Avnir’s new role, he will continue to lead Encina Lender Finance’s origination strategy across its commercial and consumer verticals. Avnir will also lead the company’s syndications strategy by managing the capital markets initiatives for various portfolio companies.

“Our lender finance strategy has benefited greatly from Dan’s deep domain expertise across numerous commercial and consumer asset classes,” Ed Chang, CEO of Encina Lender Finance, said. “He has served a critical role in maintaining a robust pipeline for the firm and has been a leader and key contributor to ELF’s scale to date. We are very excited to welcome Dan to the senior executive management team as we continue to position ELF as a best-in-class non-bank lender finance platform.”