Thanks in part to an overwhelming number of nominations from our audience, ABF Journal’s third annual Top Women in Asset-Based Lending feature includes profiles with nearly 50 of the most prominent women from across the industry.
During its more than 20-year track record, Concord Financial Advisors, founded by Tom Jones in Chicago, has found success living by its mission to source creative financing solutions for clients with optimal terms from lenders, resulting in significant savings of time and money.
Over a more than 35-year career in bankruptcy law, Natalie Ramsey has helped shape the discipline, working on prominent cases and sharpening her own skill set en route to becoming partner and co-chair of the bankruptcy and reorganizations group at Robinson+Cole.
Howard Brownstein, president and CEO of the Brownstein Corporation, has had a legendary career in the turnaround management and asset-based lending industries. He recollects his professional saga as a turnaround and crisis management professional and the evolution of a continuously vibrant profession.
Courtney Jeans, who took over as head of Regions Business Capital earlier this year, has held many roles in the asset-based lending industry over the last two decades, but closing deals to help clients accomplish objectives has always been his passion.
Mark Forti knew he wanted to be in asset-based lending before it became a multi-billion-dollar industry. Now head of originations at Callodine Commercial Finance, Forti is still passionate about the “hunt” of the deal.
Tree Buckingham has been a pioneer in the asset-based lending space for 30 years. Always eager to learn more, take on new roles and explore advancing technology, Buckingham is already on to her next great endeavor with Mountain Ridge Capital.
Marty Battaglia may be in what he calls the “twilight of his career,” but what a career it has been. Currently focusing on strategic planning for Eclipse Business Capital, Battaglia has spent 40 years building asset-based lending groups.
Technology’s ability to simplify and consolidate products has always fascinated Charles Sheppard, chief product officer and chief operating officer at eCapital, and that fascination has fueled his desire to simplify processes to lower costs for customers and partners.