Penny Fine was tapped as managing director to lead business development for CIT Northbridge Credit, its new joint venture with Allstate, effective immediately. She will be responsible for driving the origination efforts for a broad range of flexible asset-based debt solutions focused on middle-market companies. She will report to group head, Neal Legan.
“We’re pleased to have someone of Fine’s caliber joining our team, particularly given her extensive experience in asset-based loan origination,” said Legan. “Her proficiency in structuring asset-based revolving lines of credit will be valuable as we continue to offer our clients revolving and term loan commitments tailored to middle-market companies.”
Prior to joining the CIT Northbridge team, Fine was business development officer at Huntington Business Credit, a division of The Huntington National Bank where she focused on asset-based loan origination. Previously, Fine was Midwest region head for Chase Business Credit, a division of JPMorgan Chase where she also focused on asset-based loan origination. Before JPMorgan Chase, she was an executive director of Restructuring Services at Capstone Advisory Group consulting on solutions for lenders and investors in distressed situations. From 2005 to 2008, Fine served as executive vice president and head of the National Restructuring Group at CIT.
CIT Northbridge Credit is a joint venture between CIT Bank, the banking subsidiary of CIT Group and Allstate as part of its investment portfolio. The joint venture will provide revolving and term loan commitments from $15 million to $150 million to companies across various industries and business cycles, and will serve primarily as sole lender, agent, club participant or co-lender.
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