Susan George joined White Oak Global Advisors as head of asset management. George will be based in New York and will sit on the investment committee.

George has more than 30 years of middle market private debt and distressed private equity experience. Prior to joining the firm, George served as head of corporate asset management and was a member of the investment committee at private credit firm Garrison Investment for 12 years. She previously worked for the CIT Group for more than 20 years, where she held various leadership roles in credit restructuring, underwriting and business credit.

“Susan’s proven track record and broad experience in both asset-based, cash-flow lending and restructuring non-performing loans will be an asset to White Oak as the market demand for our tailored financing solutions continues to increase,” Andre Hakkak, CEO of White Oak, said. “She has been a strong addition to the investment committee and we look forward to her contributions in managing our existing loan portfolio.”

“White Oak’s understanding of the unique challenges of small and medium sized businesses paired with the firm’s ability to provide a broad suite of flexible lending products and services will give me the opportunity to leverage my background of navigating challenging circumstances to meet clients’ needs and help them grow,” George said.

George has served on the board of directors for eight companies in logistics, manufacturing, and energy sectors.

White Oak Global Advisors is an alternative asset manager specializing in originating and providing financing solutions to facilitate the growth, refinancing and recapitalization of small and medium enterprises.