Encina Private Credit (EPC) hired Mark Patchell as senior managing director and Brian Tammaro as managing director to expand the company’s originations team and business development efforts.

“We are extremely excited to welcome two industry veterans to the EPC team who will help us continue to drive growth in the business by delivering our first out, enterprise value loan product to private equity-sponsored and non-sponsored borrowers,” Mike Hensinger, president and CEO of EPC, said. “We are building a premier non-bank specialty finance company focused on helping our direct lending partners deliver cost-effective unitranche solutions to their prospective borrowers.”

Patchell joined EPC from Capital One, where he led the middle-market sponsor coverage team and had responsibility for the first out loan portfolio. Patchell is based in Sarasota, FL.

Tammaro joined EPC from BMO Harris Bank, where he was the head of the Boston office, responsible for new business originations, underwriting and portfolio management for the ABL product. Tammaro is based in Boston, MA.