A crowdsourced investment platform has doubled down on its presence in ship finance by hiring a long-serving DVB banker to lead its new operations in Greece.

New York-based YieldStreet has recruited Stefanos Fragos as senior credit officer of marine finance to help establish a ship lending hub in Athens.

Fragos told TradeWinds this week that he will head the lender’s credit and structuring functions, working with managing director George Cambanis, who is responsible for global loan origination.