Stenn International, a provider of cross-border trade financing solutions, has appointed Chris Rigby as its global head of finance and capital markets, a newly-created role.

Rigby joins the company from Lloyds, where he spent 14 years in numerous roles, most recently as managing director of the bank’s securitised products group, responsible for origination and structuring of corporate and consumer finance transactions, spanning liquid and illiquid asset-backed products. Prior to Lloyds, he worked in HSBC’s structured finance group and as a strategy consultant at PwC Consulting.

In his new post, he will be based out of Stenn’s London headquarters, and will be responsible for all aspects of capital markets issuance and fundraising, as well as managing investor relationships. Speaking about his appointment, Rigby says: “Stenn is redefining the cross-border finance industry with its mission of providing next-level supply chain finance solutions to underserved markets. I look forward to working with Stenn and its external partners to help to realise these ambitions.”

Greg Karpovsky, founder and executive chairman of Stenn, adds: “We are pleased to welcome Chris to our team. His deep experience in securitisation, alternative capital solutions and balance sheet management will be crucial as we rapidly expand the scope and footprint of our business. We will rely on Chris to identify opportunities and shape Stenn’s strategy toward our financing partners across a variety of investor segments and funding structures.”

Stenn also has offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing.