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Great Rock Capital Partners announced the hiring of Lori Potter as Managing Director of Originations to source and evaluate investment opportunities, and Christina Zielinski as Vice President of Portfolio and Underwriting.

"Lori Potter is a first class professional and an outstanding deal originator and we are very excited to have her join our team.   Her extensive contacts and excellent deal skills are the perfect fit for us as we continue to grow the Great Rock Capital platform," said Stuart Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.   "Additionally, Christina Zielinski is a very talented credit professional who will help us accelerate the build out of our underwriting and portfolio functions which are equally important to Great Rock's growth."

Potter joins Great Rock Capital with 30 years of commercial lending experience. Prior to joining Great Rock Capital, she served as Managing Director of Originations at Monroe Capital LLC, securing financing for private equity-backed and non-sponsored transactions. Prior to Monroe Capital, she held positions at GMAC (now Ally Financial Inc.), GE Capital, National Bank of Canada and Merrill Lynch. She is a former Board Member of the Commercial Finance Association and the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and is active in the Carolinas Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.

"Great Rock Capital offers the opportunity to join a creative and dynamic team focused on growing a platform to better service the needs of middle market companies," said Potter. "I am confident my experience and skillset will benefit Great Rock as we look to provide solutions to companies that cannot find financing from traditional lenders."

Christina Zielinski also joins Great Rock Capital as Vice President of Underwriting to evaluate, structure, execute and monitor investments. She previously served as Assistant Vice President, Natural Resources, Credit Risk at Barclays, where she led underwriting and due diligence for new clients. Prior to Barclays, she held positions at Louis Dreyfus Commodities and GE Capital.

Great Rock Capital Partners is an asset-focused commercial finance company specializing in serving the needs of middle-market companies with a wide variety of secured lending products. Great Rock Capital provides fast, flexible and creative financing solutions to maximize its customers' liquidity to enable them to better execute their business plans.

Read ABL Advisor's exclusive interview with Stuart Armstrong here: Industry Veteran Brings Rock Solid Experience to New Middle-Market Venture

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