Diane Wszalek, controller of Republic Business Credit, was selected as one of Secured Finance Network’s “40 Under 40” honorees. Awarded annually, this recognition honors exemplary young professionals who are successful in the secured finance industry and have made significant contributions to their communities.

“We are extremely proud of Diane and her growth within the company,” Stewart Chesters, CEO of Republic Business Credit, said. “She is constantly seeking out opportunities to learn and take on additional responsibilities, from our acquisition and accounting work to IT to onboarding new employees and more. This recognition is well deserved.”

Wszalek joined Republic a little more than a decade ago. She oversees all of Republic’s finance functions as well as IT management, project management and human resources. She helped found Republic’s senior management team,  to which she reports on all finance matters. She was instrumental in the merger and acquisition of Republic with Renasant Bank, as well as Republic’s prior acquisitions.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by SFNet. I love working in the secured finance industry where I have the opportunity to help businesses thrive and to support entrepreneurs. I’m proud to be part of the Republic team as we grow and expand our portfolio. I would not be where I am without the guidance and confidence of Republic’s leadership,” Wszalek said.