FrontWell Capital Partners, a private credit fund that provides transitionary senior debt financing to middle-market companies in the United States and Canada, added two experienced professionals with expertise in sourcing, structuring and executing financing solutions for middle-market companies.
Lilies Lanway, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of U.S. deal sourcing experience, will join FrontWell’s deal originations team as senior vice president and head of U.S. deal originations and Brandon Lalonde will join the team as an associate, both effective on Oct. 11. Lanway will be based in Florida, leading the firm’s further expansion in the U.S., and Lalonde will be based in FrontWell’s Toronto headquarters.
“We are very excited to welcome Lilies and Brandon to FrontWell,” Patrick Dalton, CEO of FrontWell Capital Partners, said. “Lilies is one of the most respected professionals in the industry, with nearly three decades of experience fostering deep lending relationships in the U.S., making her the perfect fit to lead our U.S. expansion. A trusted advisor in the space, Brandon has a strong middle-market lending background and tremendous capacity to help drive our continued growth. We look forward to benefitting from their diverse insights and experiences as we scale FrontWell and make significant strides towards becoming the go-to middle-market direct lender for U.S. and Canadian businesses.”
Prior to joining FrontWell, Lanway spent 21 years at Accord Financial, where she most recently served as senior vice president of business development, leading the company’s U.S. asset-based finance business development team. From 1992 to 2000, Lanway worked in the factoring industry as an independent broker. Lanway is the current Florida chapter president of the Turnaround Management Association.
Prior to joining FrontWell, Lalonde was a senior account manager at TD Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for growing the bank’s portfolio of middle-market lending relationships. Previously, he was a commercial banking analyst for Meridian, where he underwrote new lending transactions and monitored existing credit files.