FrontWell Capital Partners, a Canadian mid-market private debt firm, has hired Lilies Lanway and Brandon Lalonde for its deal originations team. Lanway, who will become head of US deal originations, is joining from Accord Financial. Lalonde, who will become an associate, is joining from TD Commercial Banking.
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FrontWell Capital Partners (“FrontWell”), a private credit fund that provides transitionary senior debt financing to middle-market companies in the United States and Canada, today announced that it has added to its team two experienced professionals with expertise in sourcing, structuring and executing creative financing solutions for middle-market companies. Lilies Lanway, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of U.S. deal sourcing experience, will join FrontWell’s deal originations team as Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Deal Originations, and Brandon Lalonde will join the team as an Associate, both effective on October 11, 2021. Ms. Lanway will be based in Florida, leading the firm’s further expansion in the U.S., and Mr. Lalonde will be based in FrontWell’s Toronto headquarters.
“We are very excited to welcome Lilies and Brandon to FrontWell,” said Patrick Dalton, CEO. “Lilies is one of the most respected professionals in the industry, with nearly three decades of experience fostering deep lending relationships in the U.S., making her the perfect fit to lead our U.S. expansion. A trusted advisor in the space, Brandon has a strong middle-market lending background and tremendous capacity to help drive our continued growth. We look forward to benefitting from their diverse insights and experiences as we scale FrontWell and make significant strides towards becoming the go-to middle-market direct lender for U.S. and Canadian businesses.”
Lilies Lanway, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Deal Originations – Prior to joining FrontWell, Ms. Lanway spent 21 years at Accord Financial, Inc., where she most recently served as SVP Business Development, leading the company’s U.S. Asset Based Finance business development team. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Lanway worked in the factoring industry as an independent broker. Ms. Lanway is the current Florida chapter president of the Turnaround Management Association. She was educated in Indonesia and Singapore before receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at the University of Nebraska.
Brandon Lalonde, Associate, Deal Originations – Prior to joining FrontWell, Mr. Lalonde was a Senior Account Manager at TD Commercial Banking, where he was responsible for growing the bank’s portfolio of mid-market lending relationships. Previously, he was a Commercial Banking Analyst for Meridian, where he underwrote new lending transactions and monitored existing credit files. Mr. Lalonde attended Queen’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Economics and a Master of Economics degree with a focus on credit risk and financial markets.
About FrontWell Capital Partners
Headquartered in Toronto, FrontWell Capital Partners (“FrontWell”) provides transitionary senior debt financing to middle-market companies in the United States and Canada. With committed seed capital of more than USD $350 million, FrontWell offers financing solutions, including asset-based (ABL) and cash flow loans, to maximize liquidity support for borrowers that are looking beyond traditional sources of capital. FrontWell’s rigorous approach to origination, underwriting and risk management generates current income while prioritizing the preservation of principal over the chase for yield. FrontWell partners with private companies across several industries that display balance sheet capacity and that require liquidity to support a transition in their business, including turnarounds, restructurings, acquisitions and changes in ownership or control. For more information, please visit frontwellcapital.com.