What is a Sallyport?
- Sallyport is a combination of two Latin words. A “sally,” derived from the Latin “salire”(to jump), and “port,” derived from the Latin “porta” (a door or passage way).
- Thus a Sallyport was the gate in the castle walls that troops rode out to do battle against their assailants.
- Sallyport Gate is also a famous gate at Rice University, attended by Sallyport Holdings Founder, Doug Foshee.
- At Sallyport Commercial Finance we see ourselves as the “troops” standing behind our entrepreneur clients and their businesses as you compete and win customers in your industry and marketplace.
Meet The Team
Nick was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Financial Services USA, California from 2008 to 2014 where he grew the business approximately fourfold.
He moved to California after serving as the Managing Director of Bibby Factors Yorkshire Limited UK from 2002 to 2008. In this role, he led the launch of and established the office in Yorkshire and took over the management for the North East of England (Sunderland).
Prior to Bibby, Nick worked for Alex Lawrie Factors (part of Lloyds Bank) where he managed an approximately $65 million portfolio of 1,000 clients and a staff of 45 employees.
Before joining Lloyds Bank, Nick spent five years at Deloitte & Touche in Leeds, London, Luxembourg, and Abu Dhabi.
Nick received a Bachelors in Science (with Honors) in Business Studies from the Bradford University Business School.
He is currently a Board Member of the California Fashion Association and Fundraising Committee Member of City of Hope.
Nick is married and has four children. He likes to play and collect guitars. He is an avid motorist and has owned several collectible sports cars and holds a National B race license.
EVP and Senior Credit Officer
Emma was previously the EVP of Operations with Bibby Financial Services USA, California from 2009 to 2014, where she managed a portfolio of clients across many industry sectors.
In addition, she led a staff of 20+ operations, risk and underwriting personnel. She joined Bibby Financial Services USA, California in 2008 as VP of Risk Management (West Coast). As a recognition of her excellent performance, Emma was awarded a place in the Executive Leadership Program which was Bibby Financial Services’ global initiative to drive the business forward.
Prior to joining Bibby, Emma was a Client Manager at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance from 1998 to 2008. In this role, she managed a $100 million portfolio of high risk ABL clients comprised of confidential AR Financing, Inventory, Cash Flow loans, Equipment, Leveraged Buy-outs/Buy-ins.
Emma spent the previous ten years (1988 – 1998) as the Credit Control Executive, at Lloyds TSB where she managed a factoring portfolio of $35 million and team of 10 credit controllers on a 40:1 ratio of client to staff. During this time, she also setup and launched Lloyds’ first internet division.
Emma is married and has four children. Her athletic and energetic children keep her busy. She also enjoys interior design (including finding new homes for Nick’s guitar collection!)
Controller / HR Director
Head of Underwriting & Risk