A unit of EverBank Financial (EVER) has hired a former U.S. Bank sales manager as the Jacksonville, Fla., company continues to diversify its business.

The $15 billion-asset company named Lisa Gabrielson as a relationship manager in its healthcare equipment finance business. She will be responsible for strengthening EverBank Commercial Finance's presence in the vision and veterinary markets. She will report to Mike Sweeney, general manager of the company's healthcare operations.

Gabrielson spent more than 18 years with U.S. Bank, a unit of U.S. Bancorp (USB), most recently as senior regional sales manager in the bank's equipment finance division. She oversaw the sales channel that served the general medical, healthcare information technology, veterinary, dental and vision markets.

Last week, EverBank said that it had hired Seth Waller, who was U.S. Bank's chief credit officer of consumer lending, as its chief credit officer.

EverBank has been working to diversify its balance sheet, which is still weighted toward single-family mortgages. It recently bought a commercial lending unit from GE Capital for almost $2.5 billion. In August, EverBank said that it had established a golf lending division and had hired a team of lenders from TCF Financial (TCB) to staff it.

An increasing number of banks, including TAB Bank in Ogden, Utah, Bank of Birmingham in Michigan and Taylor Capital Group (TAYC) in Rosemont, Ill., have turned to equipment financing as a way to bolster their revenues.

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