The appointment of Dario Avello as a business development officer at US Ex-Im Bank’s southeast regional office in Miami, Florida, will directly benefit small business exporters seeking access to Ex-Im Bank export finance solutions, claims the bank.

Avello’s assignment is to serve exporters in the states of Alabama and South Carolina and help them understand and apply for Ex-Im Bank’s financing products, including working capital guarantees, export credit insurance, and loan guarantees for foreign buyers of US goods.

“Small businesses in this region will find it much easier to take advantage of what Ex-Im Bank has to offer now that I can deal with them personally on a full-time basis,” Avello says.

A businessman/banker with over 30 years of experience in credit, trade finance and sales development, Avello for the last 10 years has successfully managed leasing companies in Eastern Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.

Before that he worked with major US capital equipment manufacturers, including as regional finance sales manager for Latin America and the Caribbean for International Harvester Co and director of trade finance for Sears World Trade Inc. In those positions and in prior assignments he worked extensively with Ex-Im Bank.