Accord Financial: Expands US Asset-Based Finance Team; Hires Maryanne Lenardo… Accord Financial Expands US Asset-Based Finance Team; Hires Maryanne Lenardo and Gail Heldke as general managers
Gail and Maryanne both bring extensive finance and management experience. Gail has had a long career in the asset-based lending profession, including business development, underwriting, portfolio management and team leadership. Most recently at Concert Capital, she has also worked for public and private banks and non-bank financial organizations.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BA in Sociology, cum laude and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University in Business Management. She is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, serving as committee chair, officer and board member, and is currently president of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter’s Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Gail is also active in SFNet and IFA. She also sat on the board of directors of the Glenview Credit Union in Glenview Il, Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries and Iwirc.
We are delighted to add to the team of agreement of finance professionals based on assets who have proven themselves and who have succeeded. Maryanne and Gail not only started successfully in the lower middle market, but also bring a strong background in credit and structuring to ABL and factoring opportunities. Their arrival reinforces Accord’s long-established reputation for supporting our lower-middle-market customers, their sponsors and our Advisor community.
Jim Hogan, President, US Asset Based Finance
Maryanne also has considerable experience in the fields of loans and business development. She began her career as a commercial lender for Citicorp’s National Banking Group and later held positions with several national and international financial organizations in both underwriting and origination. She also has experience in managing sales territories, developing new go-to-market strategies and customer base of proprietary technologies.
Maryanne graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Political Science, cum laude, and holds an MBA with Honors in International Business from George Washington University. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Association for Corporate Growth, SFNet, Turnaround Management Association, Los Angeles Venture Association, Digital LA and Tech Nation UK. She is also a member of the board of directors of California Staffing Professionals, as secretary of the San Francisco section.
About Accord Financial Corp.
Accord Financial is North America’s fastest growing trade finance company. It offers fast and versatile financing solutions for businesses in transition, including: asset-based lending, factoring, inventory financing, equipment leasing, trade finance, and film and media financing. Leveraging our unique combination of financial strength, deep experience and independent thinking, we design winning financial solutions for small and medium businesses, delivered simply, so our clients can thrive. For 44 years, Accord has helped businesses manage cash flow and maximize financial opportunity.