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Kathleen Z. Lepak
Asset Based Lending Business Director, SVP Market Manager | People’s United Business Capital
Kate Lepak has been an asset-based lending professional for her entire 30+ year career, holding sales management and executive positions with Wells Fargo Business Credit, GE Capital and Citigroup. She has completed restructures, turnarounds and startups for the ABL units of these Fortune 500 companies. Kate has also assisted in a capital raise and re-launch of an independent commercial finance company in the Northeast.

Kate currently serves as the ABL Business Director for People’s United Business Capital, managing portfolio, underwriting, and business strategy.

Kate has held Board positions with the Turnaround Management Association and the Commercial Finance Association. Currently, she is a member of the Executive Committee at the CFA. Additionally, she has contributed numerous articles to trade association publications, and has appeared on industry-related panels and speaking engagements. Kate holds a BA degree from the University of Connecticut, and an MA degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Posts by this Author:

Kathleen Lepak, Asset Based Lending Business Director, People’s United Business Capital discusses the challenges faced by credit underwriting and portfolio management teams in the COVID-19 environment, how the lender finance unit of People’s has been impacted by the crisis, and working with borrowers remotely. Read Full Article

Industry Trends
July 13, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

For the next generation of lenders, how does one teach the relationship-building skill? Kathleen Lepak notes this is more a matter of “show” than “tell.” Read Full Article

Miscellaneous Topic
April 16, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

The average age of many of the most talented business development teams in ABL businesses continues to increase leaving managers concerned Read Full Article

Sales/Business Development
January 27, 2014 @ 07:00 AM