Daily News: September 13, 2017

Great Rock Adds Molenda as Senior Originator


Great Rock Capital, an asset-focused commercial finance company specializing in middle-market lending, added Michael Molenda as managing director of Originations.

Based in Chicago, Molenda will be responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and building relationships for Great Rock Capital, as the firm looks to expand its capabilities in the Midwest region.

“We look forward to the strong relationships and years of middle-market lending experience that Mike will bring to our team,” said Stuart Armstrong, Great Rock CEO. “The Midwest is the industrial heartland of the U.S. and the types of middle market companies in this region are a perfect fit for Great Rock Capital’s product line.”

Molenda brings more than 25 years of experience to his position at Great Rock Capital. He most recently served as managing director at Regions Business Capital, where he led the company’s Midwest office. Prior to Regions Business Capital, Molenda was a senior vice president in Leveraged Finance at Capital One and led originations at Ally Commercial Finance, Merrill Lynch Capital and GMAC Commercial Finance.

“I’m excited to join the Great Rock Capital team and expand their capabilities in the Midwest region,” Molenda said. “Together we look forward to providing creative financing solutions to middle-market customers in this strategically important region.”