Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Brendan Ross

President and CEO, Direct Lending Investments


Brendan Ross is the founder and CEO of Direct Lending Investments LLC, a private debt investment firm with a focus on financing U.S.-based specialty finance companies across multiple asset categories including small business loans, business receivables, real estate, and consumer loans. A pioneer in alternative assets, Brendan has directed the purchase of more fintech-originated U.S. small-business loans than any other institutional investor. Prior to founding Direct Lending Investments in 2012, Brendan served as CEO of a number of companies, including ReserveAmerica and Fanfare Media Works, where he first encountered the challenges of extending credit to small businesses, overhauling the process by which approximately $50 million in credit was extended to more than 10,000 small-business customers annually. Brendan graduated with honors from Brown University with a double major in economics and sociology.

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