Breakout Capital appointed Douglas J. Lanzo as its executive vice president and general counsel.

Lanzo will assume responsibility for overseeing all legal and regulatory affairs of the company and assisting fellow executive team members with the implementation of business strategies.

Lanzo has 20 years of firm and senior in-house experience in transactional matters and expertise in finance, credit, acquisitions, construction and general corporate and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Breakout Capital, Lanzo was a partner at Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott and previously served as assistant general counsel at Enviva and as senior counsel for PPL and for many years as a counsel at Vinson & Elkins specializing in finance.

In these capacities, Lanzo led numerous financing, corporate and commercial matters, had primary responsibility for legal credit matters over all business lines, and negotiated billions of dollars worth of finance, construction and M&A deals that earned numerous industry accolades.

“We are excited to welcome Doug as an integral member of our executive team,” said Breakout Capital Founder and CEO Carl Fairbank. “Doug’s extensive experience as an accomplished business-minded lawyer will help ensure that Breakout Capital continues to not only influence industry-wide regulation and policies to benefit small business but also remains at the forefront of product innovation. Doug is an excellent fit for Breakout Capital and will help accelerate our growth trajectory.”

Breakout Capital, headquartered in McLean, VA, is a technology-enabled direct lender which has provided tens of millions of dollars in a wide range of working capital solutions to small businesses across the country.