Bank of America Merrill Lynch Names Yafen Field to Trade Finance Role

Industry Veteran to Focus on Pacific Northwest Clients

Monday, November 17, 2014 8:00 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the appointment of Yafen Field to lead the firm’s Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance business in the Pacific Northwest. 

Field, based in Seattle, is responsible for providing middle-market and small businesses in Washington, Oregon and Idaho with trade payable, trade receivable, risk mitigation and supply chain finance solutions. This includes helping companies optimize working capital, reduce costs and mitigate risks while maximizing efficiency, visibility and control over financial supply chain information. 

“Yafen and her 25 years’ experience specializing in trade and supply chain finance is a welcomed addition to our team,” said Rob Stigall, head of middle-market and small business sales for Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance at BofA Merrill. “Her extensive knowledge in market development, trade payment risk mitigations, working capital improvement solutions, and client relationship management will ensure our middle-market and small business customers continue to receive the solutions they need to compete in the global economy.”

Most recently, Field was senior regional trade sales manager at HSBC, where she was responsible for developing sales plans and increasing trade revenue as well as coordinating with overseas group partners to facilitate trade payment flows. Previously, she held a senior sales role at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for delivering trade and supply chain solutions on behalf of a diverse group of clients. Prior to this, she held several senior roles with Bank of America over more than a decade, including senior trade sales officer and commercial lending officer.


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