Liberty SBF Hires Melissa Gingrich to Fill New Chief Operating Officer Position

Melissa -175px-sqMs. Gingrich will assist in the next phase of Liberty SBF’s exponential growth from its headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia, PA – December, 2014 – Liberty SBF, a full-service commercial real estate finance company, is proud to announce that it has hired Melissa Gingrich, to fill it’s a new C-level position as Chief Operating Officer, where she will oversee the day-to-day business of the company’s operations across the country including coordinating the finance and marketing departments. Ms. Gingrich brings over 15 years of experience in financial services focused in wealth management and proprietary trading firms, holding roles in both operations and strategic finance.

Liberty SBF is poised for further growth in 2015. In addition to hiring Ms. Gingrich as Chief Operating Officer, Liberty SBF recently added staff and relocated its West Coast operations to a new office in Los Angeles, CA. The company continues to serve markets across the United States with additional offices in Chicago, IL, Boca Raton, FL, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.

“As Liberty SBF continues to grow it is essential that we add talented professionals to oversee our business structure,” said Alex Cohen CEO of Liberty SBF. “The addition of an operations professional like Melissa allows us to better execute our on our strategies and serve more clients in the coming year.”

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Ms. Gingrich served as VP of Finance for Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners, a real estate development company that partners with select retailers on their national growth programs. Ms. Gingrich oversaw all aspects of financial and accounting controls including reporting systems, financial modeling, internal controls and P&P’s for the firm. She helped to establish a hedge fund structure to provide investment opportunities for capital investors and served as Senior Analyst for Guggenheim Wealth Services from 2006-2010, a global and privately held financial services firm with over $100 billion in AUM. Ms. Gingrich holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from Villanova University.

About Liberty SBF

Liberty SBF is a full-service commercial real estate finance company that provides loan origination, loan servicing and asset management. The company has a special expertise in small-balance commercial lending, lending directly from its balance sheet and originating loans for its investment partners. For more information about Liberty SBF, please visit


For more information please contact:

Lon Cohen | Marketing Manager
Liberty SBF
308 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Direct: (631) 294-5542|